Joseph 'Joe' Jerome Lenger
Joseph “Joe” Jerome Lenger, 71, of Albia died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.
Joe was born Jan. 2, 1942, to Albert and Kathryn (Flahive) Lenger, at home east of Bussey. He grew up and attended school in Hamilton. After school, Joe worked in the plumbing and heating business before serving his country in the United States Army as a transport driver in Vietnam. After returning from the service, Joe worked at Maytag until retiring in 1992. He also farmed throughout his adult life.
Joe was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the American Legion and Knights of Columbus Council No. 4167, all of Albia. He enjoyed farming with his brother Jim. He was a great story teller and thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, and visiting with the guys at the Legion. Joe also enjoyed watching westerns and watching The Price is Right.
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