Edward William Lentz
Edward William “Ed” Lentz, age 61, of Quincy, died Monday, November 26, 2018, in his home.
He married Carla Churchill on July 16, 1983, in Hannibal, Missouri. She survives.
Ed attended St. Anthony Grade School and was a 1975 graduate of Payson Seymour High School. Ed worked on the family farm in rural Quincy for a number of years before he and Carla established Churchill Photography in 2001. In addition, Ed was employed for the past 13 years by the City of Quincy in the Department of Transit Services.
Ed was a lifelong St. Louis Cardinals fan. He loved to watch his daughters play the violin and his son play baseball. He was a member of First Union Congregational Church, where he took special joy delivering cookies for the hospitality ministry. More than anything, Ed’s life was his faith and his family.
In addition to Carla, his wife of 35 years, Ed is survived by his three children: Katie Churchill Lentz of New York, NY; Elizabeth Churchill Lentz of Dallas, TX; and Malachi Churchill Lentz of Olmsted, IL; his mother, Betty Lentz, of Quincy; seven siblings: Joan (Tom) Barnes; Rosann (Chris) Trowbridge; Rich (Ann) Lentz; and Stan (Debbie) Lentz, all of Quincy; Amy (Dave) Valeu of Marceline, IL; Carl (Robin) Lentz; and Paul (Ronda) Lentz, all of Quincy; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Ed was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Victoria Churchill Lentz, and his father, Robert Lentz.
Memorial Service: 3:00 p.m. Sunday, December 2, 2018, at First Union Congregational Church, Quincy, IL, with Rev. Josh Vahle officiating.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Union Congregational Church or G. Stewart Cemetery in Plainville, IL. Donations to the cemetery will help support the Churchill Memorial Garden, which was established in memory of Ed and Carla’s daughter, Victoria.
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.