Wayne Carl Lenart
April 1, 1944 – October 17, 2020
Wayne Carl Lenart died October 17, 2020 from complications related to COVID-19. He had been battling dementia for the past several years.
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents Leo and Florence Lenart, his first wife Valerie Delores Lenart and his second wife Carolyn Jane Lenart. He is survived by his son, Keith Robert Lenart, his granddaughter Valerie Ann Lenart, and three younger siblings Leroy, Linda, and Laura.
Wayne was born on April 1, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois. He had a Bachelor of Science degree in Transportation Management and worked in the industry of freight shipping/logistics for most of his career. He relocated for work from Chicago to Wichita, Kansas, then Abilene, Texas and finally Shreveport, Louisiana where he eventually retired. His son moved him to Kansas City, Missouri in 2017.
Wayne had a passion for sports and was a loyal fan of the Chicago teams he grew up with, most notably the Chicago White Sox, Bulls, Blackhawks and the Arizona Cardinals (originally the Chicago Cardinals). He enjoyed golfing and bowling and after retirement spent several consecutive summers traveling around the country for months at a time by automobile. His trips were very spontaneous with only a basic itinerary as Wayne loved to improvise and change plans on a whim. He had a quirky, playful sense of humor and loved children.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, no visitation or memorial services are scheduled at this time.
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Wayne Carl Lenart
October 19, 2020
Wayne was a co-worker of mine for years in Shreveport and was very helpful to me in learning the ropes. He was always willing to help others and always had great stories to tell. Wayne will definitely be missed.
October 18, 2020
Wayne was a friend that I got to know late in his life. I met him at an exercise class at the senior center. Here was this old guy who wasn't able to do a lot of the moves, but he was having fun just being around others. My wife heard he was taking a taxi to get there so we offered to give him a ride. That was the beginning of a Wonderful relationship. He was guaranteed to brighten up our day whenever we came to get him and go to the senior center. He insisted that we listen to old songs on the truck radio, he knew most of the words and would sing along. He would tell jokes or make fun of himself, anything to get a smile. My wife and I were blessed to have known him. He will be missed .