1943 - 2016
Dennis Lento, 72, formerly of Kenosha, currently of Bonita Springs, Fla., passed away Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, at his home.
Born in Kenosha on March 2, 1943, he was the son of the late Nello and Stella Lento. He attended local schools, graduating from Mary D. Bradford High School in 1961 as one of its most hailed quarterbacks. He would later go on to play for the Racine Raiders.
On Dec. 30, 1999, he married Mary Wright, with whom he shared the rest of his life.
Dennis was the co-owner of Diesi-Lento Ford in Kenosha, and managed several other auto dealerships in the Chicago area.
Dennis is survived by his loving and caring wife, Mary L. Lento of Bonita Springs, Fla.; his son, Gary N. Lento, of Phoenix, Ariz.; his nephew, Jeff Lippert of Baltimore, Md., and his sister-in-law, Val Oswald of Wauconda, Ill.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Lisa M. Schabel; and his sisters, Carol and Diane.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12 noon at St. Mary Catholic Church, 7300- 39th Avenue. Interment will follow in St. George Cemetery. A visitation for Dennis will be held at the funeral home on Friday, Feb. 19, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.