Juleen Mary Lenz (Beaudry) passed away at her home on March 13th, 2023, following a heroic battle with pancreatic cancer. Juleen was born to Cyril and Dolores Beaudry of Albertville, MN on April 2nd, 1950. Growing up with her three siblings, Barb (Cavanaugh), Rose (Vos), and Howard, she was formed by her parents’ example of faith, as well as the Catholic education she received at St. Albert’s Elementary, Good Counsel Academy, and St. Michael’s Catholic High School. Juleen met the love of her life, Ken, in 1967 and they were married June 5th, 1971. In their beautiful example of a faithful marriage of 52 years, they joyfully welcomed four sons, Jason, Jon, Mark, and Matthew, four daughters-in-law, Jen, Sarah, Sarah, and Rena, and seven grandchildren, Hunter, Peyton, Dianna, Maggie, Eddie, Eleanor, and Henry.
Juleen shared her tremendous gifts for hospitality, service, and encouragement. She put each one to good use in over 30 years as a restaurant server and hostess, as well as in her vocations as dedicated wife, mother, and friend. She was a kind, welcoming face to patrons at the restaurants where she worked, and unofficial “mom” to many chefs, waitstaff, and bartenders. The Lenz’s home and cabin overflowed with Juleen’s hospitality, where she generously welcomed her sons’ friends, teammates, and bandmates, hosted countless family gatherings and card matches, and guests were often treated to a beautifully detailed table-setting or a personalized gift bag. Juleen was always quick to lend a helping hand, and rarely missed an
opportunity to offer encouragement or gratitude with a thoughtfully chosen greeting card and a handwritten note.
“Hurry up and have fun!” she would say—and she did. Juleen thoroughly enjoyed life with family and friends and was always behind the camera. She leaves behind piles of vibrant photo albums, and each grandchild with a stack of Shutterfly books to remember their good times together. Most importantly, she leaves behind her witness of unwavering faith in Christ, whom she clung to during the grief of Mark’s death and the trials of her own illness. She will be welcomed into heaven by her goddaughter Megan Rose, her son Mark, and her parents, Cyril and Dolores. Her humor, kindness, and strength touched the hearts of many and she will forever be loved and missed.
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