Eleanor Constance Lentz, 74

    Eleanor Constance “Connie” Lentz (nee Kircher), 74, of West Bend, passed away Monday, Oct. 19, 2009, at St. Joseph’s Community Hospital.
    She was born on March 10, 1935, in Sheboygan to Walter and Eleanor (nee Krines). She was raised in Kenosha and moved to West Bend in 1965, where she raised her family. Connie was a graduate of Marquette University with a degree in nursing. She worked at St. Joseph ’s Community Hospital as an RN supervisor for over 20 years, and later was an RN supervisor at Cedar Lake Campus until her retirement. During Connie’s retirement, she enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, many friends and her pet cat, Cleopatra “Cleo”.
    Connie is survived by her children, Curtis (Kelly) of Elkhart Lake , Eric (Kathy) of West Bend , Lori (Brett) Englebert of Seymour and Brian of Sarasota, Fla. She is further survived by her grandchildren, Sean, Shannon, Jared, Krista Lentz, Brandon and Garrett Nagel, and Eleanor (Ellie) Englebert; a brother-inlaw Cliff Roach of Lake Mills ; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
    Per Connie’s request, a private family service was held on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009. Memorials to Cedar Lake Campus are appreciated.
    The family would like to thank the nursing and respiratory care staff at St. Joseph ’s Hospital, West Bend and Cedar Campus, for the compassionate care given to Connie over the years. A special thank you to Dr. Gary Herdrich for his countless on-call hours for Connie and the respectful care that was always given to her. Thank you also to her many friends at Stonefield Manor who watched over her and Cleo.
    The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family. www.phillipfuneralhome.com.