May 3, 1929 - June 9, 2017
Visitation for Emerald will take place from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Buresh Funeral Home, 101 East Harrison, Prescott, Michigan 48756.
Buresh Funeral Homes Prescott Chapel
The funeral service will take place on Thursday June 15, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.
Emerald Laverne Lentner, 88, of Prescott, Michigan, passed away at his home on Friday June 9, 2017. Emerald was born May 3, 1929 in Maple Ridge to the late Edgar L. and Neva (Clayton) Lentner. Emerald grew up in the Turner area. On March 14, 1951 he married his sweetheart, Joyce Bowen. Emerald proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1951 to 1953 where he served in the 174th military police battalion. He was later transferred to California in 1951 and served in Yucca Flats, Nevada at the Atomic Energy Commission. Emerald operated a gas station in Prescott for several years and also worked at Industrial Brown Hoist and American Hoist and Derrick.
Emerald enjoyed hunting and fishing; especially his fishing trips to Canada. He served on the Richland Township Fire Department from 1956-1989. He was a member of the American Legion, and the Skidway Lake Moose Lodge.
Emerald is survived by his brothers-in-law, Roger (Sandra) Bowen of Sterling, Dale Bowen of Sterling and sister-in-law, Peggy (Douglas) Burtch of Sterling.. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce (Bowen) Lentner; and his children, Jerry Lentner, and Jeanie Lentner. He was blessed with many friends in Michigan and in Florida.
Visitation for Emerald will take place from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Buresh Funeral Home, 101 East Harrison, Prescott, Michigan 48756. The funeral service will take place on Thursday June 15, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. also at the funeral home. Donations in Emerald’s honor may be made to the American Lung Association. Online condolences may be offered at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com
Richland Township Cemetery