Lanette Rencher Bienz, passed away peacefully on August 24, 2016. Lanette, also known as Mrs. Bienz, taught 1 year in Thatcher, Arizona, and 39 years at Hawthorne Elementary School in Mesa, Arizona.
Mrs. Bienz touched the lives of many generation of students. Lanette was known for her dedication to education, her work ethic, independence, and service to others. Lanette loved her family, friends, neighbors, God, country and the outdoors.
Lanette is preceded in death by her husband Wallace Earl Bienz and 5 siblings. Lanette is survived by her son Wallace Lynn Bienz (Laura); grandchildren, Daniel Bienz (Jillian), Jared Bienz (Amber), Kyle Bienz, Lacey Bienz, Camille Bienz; and great-grandchildren, Tyler Bienz, Tiffany Bienz, and Belle Bienz. She is also survived by her sisters JoAnn Pearman (Ed) and Viola Paschal, brothers Larry Rencher (Deanna) and Joseph Rencher (Lorraine), sister-in-law Louise Rencher, and many nieces and nephews. Lanette will be missed by all who knew her.
Visitation is Friday, September 2nd from 6-8 PM at the LDS Barkley Chapel, 1500 E. 6th Ave., Mesa, AZ. Funeral services will be Saturday September 3rd at 11 AM, preceded by a visitation at 9 AM, at the same location. A memorial service, followed by interment, will be held Monday, September 5th at 10 AM at the Centennial Chapel in Taylor, Arizona. Arrangements by Bunker’s Garden Chapel.