Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Lorenz Lorenzen, 86
Lorenz Lorenzen, 86, of Rochester, formerly of London, Minn., died on Jan. 5, 2009, at Maple Manor in Rochester.
Lorenz Thomas Lorenzen was born Jan. 7, 1922 in Lyle, Minn., to Thomas and Marie (Kroger) Lorenzen. After attending school he married Viola Bierlan on Nov. 14, 1942 in Hayward. Together they farmed in the London area and raised six children. Lorenz also was the fire chief for the London fire department. They enjoyed camping, driving and taking the Suburban and camping with the Nu-way club. He also loved Viola’s cooking and loved to dance.
Survivors include daughters, Paulette (Larry) Nelson, Albert Lea, Judy Leidal, Austin, Lori Sievers, Rochester, Kimberly Higbe, Austin, Shawn (Pat) Arzdorf, Cedar, son, Thomas (Linda) Lorenzen, Glenville; fourteen grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by parents; wife, Viola; two sisters, Maxine Tesch and Arlene Bahls.
Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009 at Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin with Pastor Ronald Myers officiating. Interment will be in Woodbury Cemetery at a later date. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at Worlein Funeral Home.