Barbara J. "Bertie" Lennartz

December 11, 1931 ~ June 12, 2018 (age 86)

Barbara J. “Bertie” Lennartz, age 86, of Geneva, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Symphony of Orchard Valley in Aurora surrounded by her loving family.

She was born December 11, 1931 in Geneva, the daughter of Lawrence and Mabel (Anderson) Lennartz.

Barbara was a P.E. teacher in the Elmhurst School District for many years.  In her spare time she loved to fish at her lake house in Wisconsin and work on puzzles and crosswords.  Her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her friends and family, and she will be dearly missed.   

She is survived by her sister Virgene Rea of Dundee; many dear nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews; and many good friends.

 She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Jack Lennartz.

Visitation will be held Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 10:00 am until the time of her funeral service at 11:00 at United Methodist Church of Geneva, 211 Hamilton Street, Geneva with Rev. Richard Darr officiating.

Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Geneva.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to United Methodist Church of Geneva, 211 Hamilton Street, Geneva, Illinois 60134 or Fox Valley Wildlife Center, PO Box 385, Elburn, Illinois 60119 would be appreciated.

Arrangements handled by Malone Funeral Home in Geneva.  For information 630-232-8233 or visit

© 2019 Malone Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS