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 Willis Anthony “Bill” Lennertz

Willis Anthony “Bill” Lennertz

Birth
Chicago Heights, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 15 Oct 2011 (aged 81)
Oceanside, San Diego County, California, USA
Burial Riverside, Riverside County, California, USA
Plot SECTION 51A SITE 1134
Memorial ID 79579129 · View Source
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OCEANSIDE -- Willis (Bill) Anthony Lennertz passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 15, 2011. He was born on March 24, 1930 in Chicago Heights, Illinois to Willis and Anna Lennertz. Bill attended Bloom High School in Chicago Heights, lettering in football and baseball. He served as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. Graduating from Whittier College in 1957 with a Bachelor degree and a Master in Education in 1970, he taught English at La Habra High School for 33 years. He retired from La Vista High School in 1991, a well- loved teacher who greatly impacted many students over the years. Bill spent many years coaching Little League baseball and influencing the lives of young athletes. He was known for his warm, fun-loving personality and passion for life. He enjoyed camping, fishing, reading, debating, writing, painting, animals, and gardening. He is best known for his telling of stories and wonderful sense of humor. Late in life, Bill came to a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ and was baptized in the summer of 2006. Bill was preceded in death by his brother, Dr. James Lennertz. He is survived by his wife, Linda; children, Deborah (Todd) Collins of Cincinnati, Ohio, Kimberly (Greg) Joyce of Anchorage, Alaska, and Pastor Steven (Kathryn) Lennertz of Menifee, Calif.; stepchildren, Kristine (Michael) Jenkins of Gilbert, Arizona, and Jay (Sandi) Hill of San Jose, Calif.; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., on Friday, October 28 at North Coast Church, 2405 N. Santa Fe Ave.,Vista, Calif., in the Chapel. An honor guard will be present at his interment at Riverside National Cemetery at 2 p.m. on the same day. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to one of the following: Send North, 4225 Spenard Rd., Unit B, Anchorage, Alaska 99517, or Tecate Mission International, P.O. Box 1000, Tecate, Calif. 91980.
Published in North County Times on October 23, 2011


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  • Created by: rockthehouse
  • Added: 30 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 79579129
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Willis Anthony “Bill” Lennertz (24 Mar 1930–15 Oct 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 79579129, citing Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Riverside County, California, USA ; Maintained by rockthehouse (contributor 46926562) .