---- — ALBIA — Joseph “Joe” Jerome Lenger, 71, of Albia, died Aug. 31, 2013, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Albia; with Fr. Michael E. Volkmer, C.PP.S. officiating. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Lovilia with military rites provided by the American Legion of Albia, Lovilia, and Melrose.
Visitation will open to the public at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Tharp Funeral Home in Albia with Joe’s family present from 5-8 p.m. A rosary will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, led by Joe’s sister, Marge and John Comer.
A memorial has been established to St. Peter’s Church in Lovilia or to St. Mary’s Church in Albia.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.tharpfh.