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Obituary for Harold Eugene Lientz
Harold Eugene Lientz, age 76, of Chrisman, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at Paris Community Hospital. Harold was born May 28, 1935 in Chrisman, IL to Bernard and Esther (Cornwell) Lientz. He graduated from Chrisman High School in 1953 and married Jeanetta Jane Fear on February 1, 1957. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served from 1958-1960. He returned to Chrisman where he worked in the grocery business for 42 years, and managed the Chrisman IGA. Harold always put others before himself, and was active in the community as a member of the First Baptist Church, the Chrisman Area Community Club and a dedicated fan of the Chrisman Cardinals basketball teams. He also enjoyed St. Louis Cardinals baseball, University of Illinois sports, and gardening, and he especially loved spending time with his family. Harold is survived by his wife of 55 years, Jeanetta Lientz of Chrisman, IL; a son, Greg (Kathy) Lientz of Chrisman, IL; a brother, William (Lee) Hale of Oakland, IL; a sister, Janice Custis of Coolidge AZ; three grandchildren: Kyle Lientz (fiancée Alice Hayden) of Martinsville, IL, Michael (Nikki) Cox of Bel Air, MD and Tyler (Crystal) Cox of West Terre Haute, IN; a great-grandchild, Camden Michael Cox of Bel Air, MD; a sister-in-law, Peg Lientz; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Allen Lientz. Visitation will be held Friday, February 17, 2012 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Krabel Funeral Home in Chrisman. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Woodland Cemetery. For those who wish, memorials may be made to the Chrisman First Baptist Church or the Chrisman Public Library in care of the funeral home.