Willard J. Lienemann


Willard J. Lienemann, 79, of Eden Prairie, passed away from complications of cancer, surrounded by family.

Services were Friday, July 20, 2012, at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 7401 County Road 101 in Maple Grove. Interment was Maple Knoll Cemetery.

He was a Korean War Navy veteran, Osseo Lions Club member, and well respected longtime Osseo businessman and community leader.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Joyce; children, Lori Lienemann Hartkopf (Brad), Mark (Anne), Scott, Todd (Lisa) and Cindy Poppitz (Chad); cherished grandchildren, Matt, Kyle, Sam, Sean, Dan, Morgan, Emma, Ryan, Grace and Kurt; sisters, Willa Jean and Jane; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many special friends.

Mr. Lienemann was preceded in death by his parents, John and Emma; son, Kurt; and brother-in-law, Dr. Tom Portman.

Memorials are preferred to the Willard J. Lienemann Memorial Fund, to be used for the City of Osseo hanging flower basket fund and flag pole fund.

He made the world a better place through his love, compassion, and good humor. He is loved and will be missed by his family and the lives he touched in so many ways.