Daniel Lenk, 53, of Motley passed away at his home unexpectedly August 14, 2017 after a short battle with cancer.
A memorial service will be held at 12 noon, Saturday, August 19 at Dan and Tammy’s home, 35665 Aztec Road, Motley, officiated by Pat Huss Sheveland. Reception to follow at 2 Tall Tavern,” Lincoln. Ride your bikes for Dan. Questions call 218-296-1432.
Arrangements are with the Brenny Funeral Chapel, Staples.
Daniel was born August 13, 1964 to Donald and Clara (Orr) Lenk in Browerville. He graduated from Staples High School and the Heavy Equipment program at CLC in Staples. After school, Daniel worked as a foreman at CR Manufacturing in the Twin Cities for a number of years before returning to the area and working at Brichacek Stone for 19 years and Trident Seafoods in Motley. Daniel enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, hobby farming, cutting wood and playing in a pool league, but riding motorcycle was his passion. He was a devoted father and grandfather.
Daniel is survived by his fiancé, Tammy Lewis of Motley; three children, Paige Lenk, Mathew Lenk, both of Staples and Colby Lenk of Glencoe; two step-children, Brandon (Alissa) Lewis and Ariel Lewis, all of Pillager; one granddaughter, Libby Mumm; mother, Clara Motl of Staples; four sisters, Carol (Paul) Kert of Staples, Barbara (Joe) Hasselberg of Motley, Rosemary (Dave) Bruhn of Maple Plain and Joanne (Mark) Forsberg of Staples; two brothers, Donald, Jr. (Debbie) Lenk of Junction City, KS and James (Cathy) Lenk of Staples; step-mother, Carol Lenk of Wadena and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Jillian; father, Donald Lenk; step-father, Gerald Motl.