In Memory

George Lensink

George Lensink


2008-07-30T00:00:00Z  George J. Lensink Sioux City Journal
July 30, 2008 12:00 am

George J. Lensink, 62, of Sioux City passed away Sunday, July 27, 2008, at his residence.

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, with the Rev. Dan Guenther officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, with military rites conducted by the American Legion Cownie-Church Post 307 of South Sioux City. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today, with the family present 6 to 8 p.m., at Waterbury Funeral Service in Sergeant Bluff.

George was born Aug. 6, 1945, in Sioux City, the son of Leonard Sr. and Nancy (Ira) Lensink. He graduated in 1963 from East High School, then enlisted in the Iowa Army National Guard. In 1968, his unit with the 133rd 2nd Mechanized Division was called up for service in Vietnam. After his unit returned stateside in 1969, he worked with his father at Sioux Transportation trucking firm. He also drove for Hirschbach Truck Lines, Crouse Cartage Company and Bekins.

He was united in marriage to Linda Farrell and to this union Rick and Nannet were born. They were later divorced. Linda died in 2006. In 2001, he was united in marriage to Barbara Leaver.

Besides enjoying the outdoors and fishing, he drove late model stock cars at Interstate Speedway. He was a member of the Zastrow pit crew. He was a member of the Teamsters Union and the South Sioux City American Legion Post 307.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara; his son, Rick Lensink; his daughter and her husband, Nannet and Troy Brown; his mother, Nancy Lensink; a stepson, Mike Daniels; two stepdaughters, Leann Daniels and Billie and her husband, James Williams; two brothers and their wives, Leonard Jr. and Carol and Don and Tracy, all of Sioux City; two sisters and their husbands, Rhonda and Allen Lorimor of Sioux City and Marilyn and Steve Kohles of Aberdeen, S.D.; two grandchildren, Frankie Shults and Linnet Shults; two stepgrandchildren, Lacey Simmons and Dillan Williams; many nieces and nephews; and his special dog, Duke.

He was preceded in death by his father, Leonard in 1982; and an infant sister, Cynthia Josephine Lensink.