Todd Mathew Lentz, 50, of Karnak, IL passed away at his home, Friday, March 28, 2014 of natural causes.
Todd was born December 29, 1963 in Columbia, Missouri to Charoletta and Terry Lentz. He is survived by his father, Terry Lentz, Sr. and wife Izetta Elaine Lentz, of Carbondale, IL; first wife, Mary Sinclare; the mother of his children, Marsha Lentz and their two children Jonathen Mikel Lentz and Nathen Mikel Lentz; three sisters, Marsha Acord of Granite City, IL, Desiree (Ting Ting) Lentz (Yang) of Paducah, KY, and Jennifer Harker of Monroe, OH; four brothers, Terry Lentz, Jr. (TJ) of Redmond, WA, Jeremy Chaney of Collinsville, IL, Mark Chaney of Murphysboro, IL and Darian Lentz of Carterville, IL; six nieces, eight nephews, and four great nephews.
He was predeceased by his mother, Charoletta Biggs of Centralia, IL and grandmother, Lista Lentz of Mounds, IL.
Todd was employed at Mongos Restaurant and other positions in Centralia, IL. Other residences included Mounds, Belleville, Granite City, Carbondale, IL and Fort Wayne, IN. Todd was a 2005 mayoral candidate in Karnak and an accomplished inventive person with large ideas for local and worldwide improvements. He was active in Boy Scouts and had a boisterous singing voice in church even enthralling the school bus driver (“Rabbit”) as they sang together on the way to and from school. As an adult he was a volunteer fireman in Karnak and did many charities as well as bagging and moving hundreds of sandbags during recent flooding. Todd was always helpful to those in need and wonderful friend to have. Charities were also in the pet world rescuing and keeping numerous formerly abused dogs. His favorite dog was Moginsky who even traveled with him across country when applying at the Washington D.C. patent office. Todd remains loved and will be missed by many.
Memorial services for Todd will be Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Karnak. Rev. Dean West will be officiating. Visitation will be Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until the funeral hour of 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.