Rapheal Lenard1935 - 2018
Rapheal Richard “Ray” Lenard, age 83 of
Belknap Township passed away peacefully
at Orchard Manor on July 18, 2018.
Ray was born June 30, 1935 in Posen
to John and Stella (Pieczynski) Leonard,
On August 10, 1957 he married Frances Durecki at St. Ignatius Church in
Rogers City. Ray and Fran along with family and friends enjoyed
traveling to 40 of the United States including many of the western states
and Mammoth Caves in Kentucky (first time on their honeymoon and
later on a family trip), His summer vacations were spent camping and
traveling to see the good old USA. Every family vacation was started
with a family prayer for safe travels, After retirement from A-P Super
Service as a mechanic, Ray and Fran enjoyed traveling to the east coast,
Florida, Hawaii, Las Vegas and many trips to Texas to visit their son as
well as a cruise thru the Panama Canal, a cruise to Alaska, Ray was
a member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church and was a 4th Degree member
of the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and trips to the
Ray is survived by:
his children, Monica (Bill) Hoffman, Kathleen (Dean) Krey,
Joe (Ann) Lenard, Rich Lenard, and
Bernadette Lenard and husband Ken.
Nine grandchildren, Michael Krey, AJ (fiancée, Megan Motz) Krey,
Isaac Krey, Amanda Lenard, Nathan Lenard,
Kayla Lenard, Samantha Lenard, John Lenard and
1 great granddaughter, Kamryn Krey; and
his father, John Leonard.
Ray was preceded in death by his wife, Fran, and mother, Stella.
Friends may visit at the Beck Funeral Home on Monday, July 23rd from
4-8 pm where the rosary will be recited at 6:30 followed by the parish
wake service at 7 pm. Visitation will resume at St. Ignatius Catholic
Church on Tuesday from 9 am until time of Mass at 10 am with
Fr, Rolando Silva officiating.
Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Knights of Columbus 4th
Degree, Posen First Responders or St. Ignatius Athletics in memory
of Ray Lenard,
The Lenard family would like to thank the care givers from Hospice of
Michigan and everyone at Orchard Manor for the loving care they
gave to Ray.