Carl Arthur Lentz, 96, of Lineville,Iowa, passed away Sept. 22, 2020, at Pearl’s II nursing home, Princeton, Mo.

 He was born on Dec. 12, 1923, in Leon, Iowa, the son of Jacob Arthur and Velta Elma (Nickells) Lentz.

 On Oct. 20, 1945, he married Frances “Corinne” Hashman in Lineville, Mo. She preceded him in death on May 26, 2017.

Carl attended a one room country school in Leon. He enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, auto body work and reading his Bible. Carl was a faithful worshipper and church attender. He was baptized in water on Sept. 10, 1944. Carl and Corinne joined the Lineville Assembly of God Church on Sept. 21, 1945. They took care of cleaning and mowing the lawn for the church for years. He was never shy about telling you about God, even in the nursing home, he was called the preacher, singing hymns and praying.

He and his father worked as welders. Carl later purchased the Lentz Welding Shop in Lineville, which still stands today.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Morris and Merlin; two sisters, Leota Merkel and Lueretta Sullivan; and a grandson, Marty Flummer.

Carl is survived by his daughters: Charlene (Jim) Collier, Mercer, Mo., Christine (Larry) Cordray, Browning, Mo., and Carolyn Berndt, Des Moines; son, Kevin (Kristin) Lentz, Jefferson; eight grandchildren: Terri Nigh, Tiffany Siemer, Scott Jones, Kyle and Brett Berndt, Kassandra Hedges and Kaleb Lentz, and Ashley Riphagen; 25 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Dean (Lois) Lentz and Donnie (Virginia) Lentz; sisters, Mary Kitto and Violet (Susie) Bennett; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held Sept. 28 at the Assembly of God Church, Lineville under the direction of Roberson Funeral Home, Lineville. Burial followed in Evergreen Cemetery, Lineville.

Memorials may be made to Evergreen Cemetery in care of Roberson Funeral Home, 310 W. 3rd St., Lineville, IA 50147. Online condolences may be left at

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