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Stephen J. “Steve” Lentz, 60, Franklin

Stephen J. “Steve” Lentz, 60, passed away at his home in Franklin on Saturday, July 13, 2013, surrounded by his family.

Steve was born Feb. 6, 1953, in Indianapolis to Allen F. and Willie Mae (Bivins) Lentz. He graduated from Brown County High School, class of 1971. He married Janet L. Polley on Feb. 23, 1974; they were married for 39 years.

Steve was employed with Major Tool and Machine Co. in Indianapolis as a CNC machine operator for 36 years. He enjoyed fishing, camping, hunting and sci-fi movies. He was an Indianapolis Colts fan. Steve was a hardworking man and loved family gatherings with cookouts and bonfires.

He is survived by his loving wife, Janet Lentz of Franklin; two children, Heather L. Lentz of Nineveh and Nicole M. Lentz of Chicago; four sisters, Donna (Bill) Brunson of Texas, Paula Moore and Michelle Mays, both of Shelbyville, and Theresa Wilborn of Southport, four brothers, William (Connie) and Christopher Lentz, both of Trafalgar, Tim (Helene) Lentz of Worthington and Mark Lentz of Indianapolis; seven grandchildren, EmmaLeigh Lentz, and Cossandra, Georgie, Joshua, Isaac, Mackenzie and Caleb Lord; mother- and father-in-law, Kenneth and Evelyn Polley of Franklin; brothers- and sisters-in-law; and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Joshua David Lentz; and a nephew, Ryan Mays.

A funeral service was conducted Thursday, July 18 at Jessen Funeral Home, Whiteland Chapel. Visitation was Thursday at the funeral home. Burial took place at Nineveh Cemetery.

  • December 20
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 20
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 20
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 20
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 21
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 21
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 23
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 24
    Nashville government offices CLOSED
  • December 24
    Christmas Eve Communion service at Becks Grove church
    7 p.m. Becks Grove Christian Church, 8009 Becks Grove Road
  • December 24
    Candlelight service at Helmsburg church Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St., Helmsburg
  • December 24
    Candlelight service set for Christmas Eve
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • December 24
    Cordry church hosts candlelight service Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Church of the Lakes, 8844 Nineveh Road
  • December 25
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 26
    Brown County Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 27
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 27
    Live band at dance barn
    7:30 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 29
    Jackson Township Board
    7 p.m. Jackson Township Board, Trustee's Office, 5765 Carmel Ridge Road