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Leonard " Lenny " S. Prentkowski

April 24, 1930 December 1, 2018
Leonard  " Lenny " S. Prentkowski
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Obituary for Leonard " Lenny " S. Prentkowski

South Bend - Leonard (Lenny) S. Prentkowski, 88, passed away on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at the Sanctuary of St. Paul’s.

Lenny was born April 24, 1930 in South Bend, to the late William and Bernice (Wisniewski) Prentkowski. On November 14, 1953 in South Bend Lenny married the love of his life Margaret Tarr, she preceded him in death on October 10, 2015. Lenny was also preceded in death by son, David Prentkowski; great-granddaughter, Charlotte Chelminiak; and brother, Harry.

Survivors of Lenny include, his daughters, Cindy (Ron) Glon of South Bend, Sue (Jim) Alt of Denver, CO, and Ann (Larry) Ketola of Amasa, MI, daughter-in-law, Wanda Prentkowski of South Bend; grandchildren, Justin (Kelly) Glon, Amber (Jarett) Gilpin, Brianne Glon, Mara (Matt) Kaiser, Erica (Tyler) Kelsey, Andra (Nick) Kramer, Nick Prentkowski, Collins (Lani) Alt, Jennifer (Tom) Alt.

Also surviving are great-grandchildren, Lilly, Addy, Emmy, Isla, Kinlee, Harlan, Ellis, Sullivan, Gus, Theo, Silas, Ryan, Wesley, Johann, Seneca, and two on the way; sisters-in-law, Rita Tarr and Sharon Tarr, nephew, John Romano, and niece, Annette Romano.

Lenny honorably served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a Building Engineer with the South Bend School Corporation and retired after 36 years. Lenny was a parishioner of St. Adalbert Catholic Church where he was an usher, and a member of the Harvest House. Lenny was also a bartender for the St. Adalbert’s Heritage Center, and a coach for St. Adalbert School. He was a member of the St. Joseph Young Men's Society, VFW 9820, and the American Legion Post #357.

Visitation for Lenny will be held 5:00pm to 7:00pm, Thursday, December 6, 2018 at ST. JOSEPH FUNERAL HOME, 824 S. Mayflower Rd. with a Rosary to be said at 6:00pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00am on Friday, December 7, 2018 at St. Adalbert Catholic Church. Entombment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Adalbert Catholic Church, 2505 W. Grace St., South Bend, IN 46619, the American Heart Association, 6100 W. 96th St., Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN, 46278 or the American Cancer Society, 130 Red Coach Dr., Mishawaka, IN 46545.

The family wishes to thank the kind 2nd floor staff at St. Paul’s for their love and care.

Condolences for the family may be made at www.sjfh.net.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

6

Dec

5:00 PM 12/6/2018 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 12/6/2018 7:00:00 PM
St. Joseph Funeral Homes - Mayflower Road Chapel

824 S. Mayflower Road
South Bend, IN 46619

St. Joseph Funeral Homes - Mayflower Road Chapel
824 S. Mayflower Road South Bend 46619 IN
United States

Rosary

Thursday

6

Dec

6:00 PM 12/6/2018 6:00:00 PM
St. Joseph Funeral Homes - Mayflower Road Chapel

824 S. Mayflower Road
South Bend, IN 46619

St. Joseph Funeral Homes - Mayflower Road Chapel
824 S. Mayflower Road South Bend 46619 IN
United States

Mass of Christian Burial

Friday

7

Dec

10:00 AM 12/7/2018 10:00:00 AM
St. Adalbert Catholic Church

2505 W. Grace St
South Bend, IN 46619

St. Adalbert Catholic Church
2505 W. Grace St South Bend 46619 IN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Joseph Cemetery Final Resting Place

24980 State Road 2
South Bend, IN 46619

24980 State Road 2 South Bend 46619 IN
United States
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