In loving memory of

Joan C. Lehnertz
July 4, 1934 - June 28, 2019

Joan C. Lehnertz, 84, of St. Charles, MN died on Friday, June 28, 2019, at Whitewater Health Services in St. Charles.
Joan was born on July 4, 1934, in Rollingstone, MN to Henry and Marguerite (Schlink) Siebenaler. She was raised in the Rollingstone area. Joan met Robert Lehnertz at the Pla-mor Ballroon in Rochester. On December 30, 1954, the couple were united in marriage at Oak Ridge Church in rural Altura, MN. She worked at the Cottage Inn Cafe in St. Charles as a waitress. She also worked at Whitewater Health Services in the laundry department for many years. Joan had a genuine love for people and enjoyed volunteering at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in St. Charles where she was a member and also at the Senior Center. In addition, she enjoyed pottery, making quilts, playing bingo and cards, buying and selling antiques, snowmobiling, horses and trail rides.
She is survived by her husband, Robert; two daughters: Barb Lehnertz of the Twin Cities and Sue (Scott) Cloutier of Rochester, MN; four grandchildren: Ryan Corey, Jeremy, and Danielle; five great-grandchildren and a brother, Paul Siebenaler of Altura, MN.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and two sisters: Mary Lou Kavanagh and Jean Ann Siebenaler.
There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in St. Charles at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, with the Reverend Tim Biren officiating. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery in St. Charles. Visitation will be one hour prior to the Mass at the church on Wednesday.
Please leave a memory of Joan and sign her online guestbook at
Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service in St. Charles is assisting the family with arrangements.


Patti Pagel wrote on Jul 6, 2019:

"my condolences to Joanies parents were very good friends to Bob and Joanie...we have many treasured memories of getting together snowmobiling..and Bob and my Dad(Logan) were best friends..."

Gary & Shirley Neumann wrote on Jul 2, 2019:

"My thoughts, prayers and sincere sympathies to Uncle Bob and Barb & Sue during this difficult time. We had so many memories and fun times together. Keeping all the good memories close to your heart and remember heaven has a new Angel watching over you. Shirley (Evans) & Gary"

Mardy Midler wrote on Jul 2, 2019:

"My sympathy and prayers to all of Joanie's family an friends. She was certainly an awesome lady. May God comfort you."

Judy Young wrote on Jul 2, 2019:

"Our deepest sympathy to Bob,,Barb and Sue. So many good memories-- she was our first daycare provider. Kids loved her. As a hairdresser,many, haircuts and perms. God Bless you and your families."

Deb Spitzer wrote on Jul 1, 2019:

"My deepest sympathy to all of you. I remember your Mom well from when I worked at the nursing home. She was a loving kind woman and will be missed by all that knew her. "

Pam Volk wrote on Jul 1, 2019:

"Bob, Barb and Sue-I am so sorry for your loss of such a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She was an amazing person and I have so many wonderful memories of Joan. Every time I saw her we picked right back up from the last time I saw her. She will be missed by many. God Bless you and keep you Joan Pam Volk and family"

Judy Kruemjpel wrote on Jun 30, 2019:

"Our sympathy to Bob & family. Joan and I spent many early mornings walking together with friends or alone either rat the city park in the summer or the high school in winter. Then we would go for coffee and spend time gabbing with our friends or alone. I have missed her company, and will continue to do so. May the Lord Bless you Joan."

Judy Kruemjpel wrote on Jun 30, 2019:

"Our deepest sympathy to Bob and family. In the last years before Joan's sickness, we spent many mornings at 6:30 a.m. walking with friends or together at the city park in the summer and at the high school in the winter. Then we would go for coffee and enjoy our gab sessions alone or with friends. She was a great friend and I will miss her very much."

Rosey Jones wrote on Jun 30, 2019:

"Joan was like a mom to me. I met Joan when I starting working with her at WWHC in the laundry department. Joan had taken me under her wing taught me how to drive. My husband and I spent many weekends snowmobile with her and Bob. I hold fond and wonderful memories of her. God Bless you Joan."

Tom and Olivia Heim wrote on Jun 30, 2019:

"Bob, and family. Our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We had many fun times together, on horseback, casino, and our trip to the Canadian Rockies. We looked forward to our gatherings, when Bernard came to visit. We contacted Bernard Sunday. "