Gilbert "Gil" Lensing

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Gilbert J Lensing, 81 of New Hampton, Iowa, passed away Wednesday May 26th, 2021 at Regional Health Services of Howard County in Cresco, Iowa. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, June 2nd, at 11:00 A.M. at Holy Family Catholic Church in New Hampton with Father Brian Dellaert officiating. Military rites will be provided by New Hampton American Legion Post #38. Burial will be held at a later date at Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call 4-7 P.M. on Tuesday June 1, 2021 with a scripture wake service at 7 P.M. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to funeral mass on Wednesday. Online condolences may be left at Gilbert John Lensing was born January 28, 1940, the son of George and Catherine (Gilbert) Lensing on the family farm near Jackson Junction. He was baptized at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waucoma and confirmed at St. Joseph Catholic Church in New Hampton. He attended country school in Jackson Junction until the family moved to a farm northwest of New Hampton in 1952. Gil graduated from New Hampton high school in 1959. After graduating, he helped on the family farm and worked in the plant at Supersweet Feeds. He and Kathy met through her brother Vern who was determined she date his friend, Gil and that’s where it all began. They were then married on August 17, 1963, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Hampton. He served in the National Guard from 1963 to 1968. After serving with the guard, Gil went back to work for Supersweet Feeds, driving semi for several years until his retirement in 2002. After retiring, he worked part time as a driver for Vern Laures Auto Center, Leisure Time Golf Carts and for the New Hampton Co-op. Gil was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church serving as an usher and volunteer for other committees and a former member of the Knights of Columbus counsel 1697. He was honored and presented the Quilt of Valor in June of 2018 by Quilts of Valor chapter. Also, he was presented the Compassion Quilt in 2020 from Clip’N Stitch Quilters Guild. He enjoyed walleye fishing with family and friends in Canada, Northern Minnesota, and especially on the Mississippi River. Gil knew the Mississippi River like the back of his hand especially Pool 9. His late afternoons would be spent socializing with his many friends that he met along the way at local establishments, (as he would tell Kate, “He was going to the library”.) Gil loved spending time with his family and friends and really enjoyed teaching his grandkids how to fish. Family trips to Lake City and Redwing were a highlight of his life. Gil is survived by his wife Kathy of New Hampton; his children: Craig (Barb) of Waukon, Keith (Sara) of Mason City and Melinda (Hans) Olson of Cedar Rapids; nine grandchildren Meredith and Jaedyn Lensing, Zachary and Anna Lensing, Jace, Wes, Declan, Corbin and Elyse Olson; one brother Vince (Wilma) of New Hampton; two sisters: Grace Gerleman of St. Lucas, and Therese Orthaus of Ionia; a brother-in-law: Bob Beckley of Bellevue; a sister-in-law Glenda Lensing of Charles City; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Vern and Jean Laures of New Hampton; and is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; his brother Eugene; three sisters: Maurita (Elmer) Marpe, Margaret (Cyril) Bohr and Mary Beckley. Casketbearers are his grandchildren.

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  1. Condolences to the family. I enjoyed working with Gil at Super Sweet Feeds; he was a real nice person.

  2. Deepest sympathy to Kathy, Craig, Keith and Melinda. Gil was a wonderful guy. He will be missed.🙏❤️

  3. I worked with Gil 20 some years at super sweet he was a great person to be around you’ll be greatly missed sorry for your loss

  4. Kathy and Family. Our condolences and prayers go to you and your family. Enjoyed knowing Gil over the years and doing business with him.

  5. Kathy, Craig, Keith, & Melinda, My sincere sympathy and prayers to all of you. It is hard to understand why God takes a loved one from us but we must also realize how much He loves us. May Gil now rest in peace.

  6. Our sympathy and prayers Kathy, Craig, Keith and Melinda. It is hard to lose a loved one.🙏🙏❤️

  7. So sorry to hear the new of Gil.
    What a sweetheart. God took a good one. Hugs and prayers to the family.

  8. Kathy and Families, we are so sorry for your loss.Our prayers and thoughts are with you, may Gil RIP.Tom and Marian Gebel

  9. Kathy and Family – our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Hugs Cyndy and Bob Weiglein

  10. Keith and Family ~ Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your father. May you find peace in his memories.

  11. Sending sympathy and prayers to the entire Lensing family. Hold those memories in your heart.

  12. Kathy and Family, so sorry to hear of Gilberts passing. I worked with Gil, many years ago, at Supersweet. I was one of the younger guys there, then, and there was never a dull moment with the guys that worked there. They all had some “knowledge” , or whatever you may call it, to share . Gil, was always a super nice guy! He will be missed by many! Prayers to you all.

  13. Our deepest sympathy to you Kathy & your family. May you find rest in the arms of Jesus during this time of grief.

  14. Kathy and family: So sorry to hear that Gil has passed, we were St. Joseph School graduates and Gil was always very pleasant with a welcoming smile. My condolences to his siblings also. Sharon Trewin

  15. Kathy and family. I am so sorry for the passing of Uncle Gil. He was such a great person. He will be sadly missed.

  16. Extending our deepest sympathy to the Lensing family. Bob enjoyed visiting with Gil at “the library” and I was usually pretty amused with the knowledge he gained and shared. May he Rest In Peace.

  17. Kathy and family our deepest sympathy to all of you. Sending our prayers. Tom and Judy Tierney

  18. Kathy, Craig, Keith and Melinda, We are so sorry to hear about Gil. Thoughts and prayers to all. Randy and Bonnie Schumacher

  19. Our deepest sympathy to Kathy and family. Gil was a kind and loving person to all. He will be greatly missed.

  20. Kathy, Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. We were sorry to hear of Gil’s passing. He was such a nice person. Thoughts and prayers are with your family. Vonnie & Dave Van Oort

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