Edward Lens, 84, Brandon, South Dakota, formerly of Valley Springs, South Dakota, and Hills, died Sunday, May 6, 2018, at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 11, at Risen Savior Catholic Church in Brandon, followed by full military honors. Inurnment will be at Holy Name Catholic Cemetery in Rock Rapids. Visitation with family will be from 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at Risen Savior Catholic Church in Brandon, with Scripture Services and a Rosary Prayer at 6:30 p.m.
Ed is survived by his wife of 60 years, Pat, Brandon; three children, Michael (Jeanne) Lens, Brandon, Kimberly (Bruce) Pedersen, Dakota Dunes, South Dakota, and Kathleen (Jose) Nunez, Eagan; seven grandchildren, Brock (Jessica), Tim, Amanda, Tony, Kaitlin, Leslie, and Nicole; three great-grandchildren, Hollis, Parker, and Baylor; and five siblings, Jim (Colleen) Lens, Burlington, Iowa, John Lens, Carmel, Iowa, Wayne Lens, Creston, Iowa, Dave Lens, Grand Junction, Colorado, and Alice (Gerry) Moeller, Rock Rapids, Iowa; and two sister-in-laws, Karen Lens, Harrisburg, South Dakota, and Jane Albers, Rock Rapids.
Ed was preceded in death by his parents and six siblings, Raymond, Leonard, Robert, Lavonne and two infants, Margaret and Charles.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of South Dakota.
Arrangements are provided by Heartland Funeral Home of Brandon, www.heartlandfunerals.com.