CAROLINE "KAY" LENESCaroline Christine "Kay" Lenes, 96, of Hibbing, passed into God's Kingdom on June 14, 2012, in the Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Chisholm.
Caroline Christine "Kay" Lenes, 96, of Hibbing, passed into God's Kingdom on June 14, 2012, in the Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Chisholm.
She lived a full and rewarding 96 year life. Caroline was born in Fosston, Minn., the daughter of Hans and Anna (Grossarth) Smelver on Jan. 7, 1916, and married Theodore Lenes in 1934. The Lenes family moved to Hibbing in 1943.
She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Hibbing, a life golden member of the Sons of Norway Midnatsolen Lodge no. 058, and a participant in the Lighthouse for the Blind. Prior to losing her eyesight, she enjoyed quilting, crocheting, tatting, making lefse, jams and jellies, crossword puzzles, genealogy, and gardening.
Caroline was employed as a nurse's aide/central supply at the Hibbing General Hospital for 25 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Dora Emerson; daughter, Carol Getman; sons, Theodore Lenes Jr., and Robert "BoJo" Lenes; grandson, Michael Lenes; and great-grandson, Shane Quincy.
Caroline is survived by her children, Betty (John) Adamich, Donald Lenes, Richard (Jan) Lenes, and Peter (Susan) Lenes; daughters-in-law, Marge Lenes and Therese Ivanca; grandchildren, Greg Adamich, Dana Saba, Valerie Long, Stacy Manshak, Lance Lenes, Kristin Jorgenson, Chad Lenes, Sean Lenes, and Amy Ivanca; sisters, Wilma Pingatore, and Stella Lindberg; several great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
VISITATION: 12 Noon Friday, July 20, until the 1 p.m. memorial service in Grace Lutheran Church in Hibbing. Inurnment will take place at the Kingo Cemetery in Fosston, Minn. Memorials are preferred and may be directed to Grace Lutheran Church in Hibbing.
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