Lehnertz, Thomas Nicholas


Thomas Nicholas Lehnertz, 87, of Rollingstone, died Saturday, April 3, 2021, at home surrounded by family. Tom was born on August 12, 1933, in Winona to Raymond and Gertrude (Walch) Lehnertz. On November 22, 1958, he married Marlene Elizabeth “Bets” Mueller at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Elba, Minn. 

Tom and Bets enjoyed their lives together and raised their family of nine on the Lehnertz Family homestead where they maintained a 60 Holstein herd of dairy cattle.  Tom proved to be an industrious, tireless and creative farmer until he transitioned into facilities maintenance in the 1980's. In Tom's second career as a licensed boiler operator, he was employed by St. Stanislaus school and church, from which he retired in 1996.

Tom enjoyed sports his entire life. When he could no longer play, his greatest joy was watching his children and grandchildren play sports. Tom also enjoyed drives with family to see friends and relatives. He was a lifetime member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and was a very proud Luxembourger.  

Tom is survived by his children, Randall (Donna Olson) Lehnertz, of Winona, Tom "Speck" (Tammy) Lehnertz, of Fremont, Ind., Norbert (Hortensia) Lehnertz, of Lewisville, Texas, Ann (John) Brogan, of St. Charles, Raymond Lehnertz, of Seattle, Wash., Terry Lehnertz, of Robbinsdale, Minn., Joe (April) Lehnertz, of Goodview, Lucy Lehnertz, of Rollingstone, and Katharine (Ryan) McGill, of New Hope, Minn.;  grandchildren, Adam, Benjamin, Chari, Ashley, Ryan, Mallory, Katie, Michael, Christopher, Isabella, Sydney, Paul, Mara, Joshua, Zachary, Sarah, Nicole, Megan, Angela, Garret, and Adaline; great-grandchildren, Lincoln, Harper, Ira, Estelle, Ezra, Keller, Soren, Declan, Ava, Paisley, Braiden, Connor, Andrew, Daxton, Taylor and Vada; sister-in-law, Rita Lehnertz.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Bets; grandson, A.J.; and siblings, Ronald, Mary, and Paul.

A public visitation will be held from 12-2 p.m. on Thursday, April 8, 2021, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church at 83 Main Street in Rollingstone. There will be a private family mass and burial in Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery. Masks and social distancing will be required. Please leave a memory of Tom and view his video tribute when it becomes available at www.hofffuneral.com. Hoff Celebration of Life Center is assisting the family.


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