August 18, 2018

Mary (Lentz) Piening

Died April 2, 2017


Mary (Lentz) Piening, 95, of Saginaw passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017, at Hoyt Nursing and Rehab Centre.

The daughter of the late Isabelle (Trombley) and Estey Lentz was born May 12, 1921, in Standish. She was married to Lawrence (Larry) Piening on Jan. 12, 1958, in Bay City. He passed away Feb. 28, 2010. Mary worked as a registered nurse for several years, and maintained an interest in health care practices throughout her life. She was a family-oriented person, which included an interest in genealogy and a delight in keeping in contact with relatives and friends from near and far. She and Larry were longtime members of First Presbyterian Church in Saginaw. They enjoyed square dancing with the Paws and Taws square dance club. Mary also enjoyed spending time with her Red Hat friends and with a group of local poets. Mary’s most recent residence was the Hoyt Nursing and Rehab Centre, where she took a lively interest in the lives and careers of the staff.

Surviving are two children, David Piening of Saginaw and Carol Piening (Eric Schlorff) of Olympia, Wash.

In accordance with Mary’s wishes, funeral and burial services will be private. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider First Presbyterian Church of Saginaw. Mary’s family wishes to thank the staff and caregivers at Hoyt Nursing and Rehab Centre and especially Kayla West and Amanda Fechik for their care and compassion. Arrangements by W.L. Case and Co. Funeral Directors,


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