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Stephen J. ‘Steve’ Lentz

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) Lentz 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 will be

conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday at Jessen Funeral Home, Whiteland Chapel, 729 U.S. 31 North. Visitation will be from noon until service time Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Nineveh Cemetery.

Information: 535-6880, www.jessenfuneralhome.com

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