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Orielda Josephine Lenhard

Died: Saturday, March 15, 2003
Grosse Pointe Woods resident Orielda Josephine Lenhard, 98, passed away on Saturday, March 15, 2003, at Mercy Bellbrook Retirement and Nursing Facility.

Born in Detroit, Mrs. Lenhard was a flapper in the 1920s, and adored dancing as a young woman, especially the Charleston.

During World War II, she began working for Chrysler Corp., where she continued to work for 12 years.

She enjoyed gardening, especially white roses, orange poppies and other flowers, trees and bushes that she nurtured.

She is survived by her daughters, Shirley Brady, Gloria (James) Easterday; her son, Leo R. (Julia); her grandchildren, Stephan and Gregory Schroeder and Elizabeth (Jon) Erikson; her great-grandchildren, Mitchell and Madelyn Lenhard, Alexander, Laura and Karl Erikson and Jennifer Schroeder; and her sister, Madelon Carney.

She was predeceased by her husband, Leo; and her grandson, Daniel.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, March 22, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Grosse Pointe Woods.

Arranmgements were made by Chas. Verheyden Inc.

Memorial contriubtions may be made to the Capuchin Monastery, Father Solanus Center.
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