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Cheryl K. (Borchardt) Lenz

January 5, 1950 ~ October 5, 2023 (age 73) 73 Years Old

Cheryl (Borchardt) Lenz Obituary

Cheryl K. (Borchardt) Lenz, Colby, formerly of Athens and Rothschild, passed away quietly with family by her side on Thursday, October 5, 2023, while under the care of St. Croix Hospice.

Cheryl was born January 5, 1950, in Wausau, daughter of the late Hilbert “Hip” and Lauretta (Ewan) Borchardt.  Cheryl was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church, Athens. She attended Trinity Lutheran School and was a 1968 graduate of Athens High School.  She was united in marriage to John Lenz on April 30, 1977, at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Schofield and he preceded her in death in December 2018.

In her early years, Cheryl was employed with Wausau Hospital nurturing the newborns in the maternity ward.  After employment, she babysat for friends.  Her love for children was evident in the homemade gifts she made for them.  Cheryl had a caring heart and shared her many creative gifts with family and friends.  Some of her hobbies included playing cards, baking, reading books, watching movies, knitting, crocheting and creating her own greeting cards, all made with Cheryl’s special touch, and made with love!  As a young lady, she enjoyed traveling with her parents and went on a cruise with her cousin, Gail Ramthun.

Survivors include two aunts, Dorothy Ramthun, Rothschild and Delores Schmidt, Marshfield; sister-in-law, Laura Lenz, Wausau, along with a nephew and niece.  She is also survived by cousins and special friends.

Funeral services will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Athens, on Saturday, October 21, 2023, with visitation at the church beginning at 9:30 a.m. with a service to follow at 11:00 a.m.  Rev. Mark Schwarz will officiate.  Private burial will be in Athens Lutheran Cemetery at a later date.

A big “Thank you” to the relatives and friends who assisted Cheryl throughout the years.  Special thanks to Pastors Jess Wakefield and Jim Gates from Covenant Community Presbyterian Church, Schofield for their visits and prayers during Cheryl’s hospitalizations.  Your kindness will always be remembered.

Cheryl’s family also thanks Colonial Center in Colby for their exceptional care and love given to Cheryl in the past four years.  A heartfelt “Thank you” to the Marshfield Hospital and it’s caring staff for the care given to Cheryl during her illnesses.  Lastley, we thank St. Croix Hospice for giving Cheryl peace and comfort in her final days.

“There’s one more Angel in heaven, there’s one more Star in the Sky..” -Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

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October 21, 2023

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church Athens
301 Elm Street
Athens, WI 54411

Funeral Service
October 21, 2023

11:00 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church Athens
301 Elm Street
Athens, WI 54411


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