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Gabriella Lenhart

January 20, 1934 ~ August 19, 2019 (age 85)

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Gabriella Lenhart, age 85, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, August 19, 2019.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Lenhart; parents Anthony and Gertrude Zerfas; and son, William Lenhart.

She is survived by children Laura (Steve) Bird, Philip (Anita) Lenhart, David (Sheila) Lenhart, Julius (Beverly) Lenhart, Lawrence (Sheri) Lenhart and Louis (Susan) Lenhart; daughter-in-law, Gloria Lenhart; brother, Carl Zerfas; brother-in-law, Merlin Steffes; 29 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Gabriella was a devoted housewife and mother. She enjoyed playing the piano, reading, cooking for others, and her faith in God, attending St. Mary's Visitation Catholic Church and supporting Right to Life.

Visitation will be held from 4 - 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at Cook Funeral Home in Byron Center, 2067 84th St., Byron Center, Michigan.  A Rosary will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 23, 2019 at St Mary's Visitation Catholic Church 2459 146th Ave., Byron Center, MI 49315. 

In honor of Gabriella and in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Grand Rapids Right to Life.

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August 22, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Cook - Byron Center Chapel
2067 - 84th Street, S.W.
Byron Center, MI 49315

August 22, 2019

4:00 PM
Cook - Byron Center Chapel
2067 - 84th Street, S.W.
Byron Center, MI 49315

Mass of Christian Burial
August 23, 2019

11:00 AM
St. Mary's Visitation Parish
2459 146th Avenue
Byron Center, MI 49315


Grand Rapids Right to Life
2340 Porter St SW,, Wyoming MI 49519

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