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Obituary: Ronald Lee Lorenz

September 17, 1935 – March 30, 2020

information provided by Kurtz Memorial Chapel

Ronald L. Lorenz, age 84, of New Lenox, IL, formerly of Lansing, IL, passed away March 30, 2020, at his home in New Lenox, IL.

Ronald is survived by his loving children: Joe (Erin) Lorenz, Jeff (Sharon) Lorenz, and Janell (Jeff) McDonald; and grandchildren: Elyse Lorenz, John (Kara) Lorenz, Lauren Lorenz, Jessica (Dan) O’Sullivan, Carissa Lorenz, Mark Lorenz, Leah McDonald, Alex McDonald, and Ryan McDonald.

Ronald was preceded in death by his wife Nancy (Smith) and parents George and Anna Lorenz (Dockweiler).

Ron was a former member of St. John Lutheran Church and Trinity Lutheran Church—both in Lansing, IL—and a current member of Trinity Lutheran Church in New Lenox, IL. Ronald was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend who will always be remembered and never forgotten.

Due to the COVID-19 virus, funeral services will be private for the family. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. John Lutheran Church, Lansing, IL; Trinity Lutheran Church, Lansing, IL; or Trinity Lutheran Church, New Lenox, IL, would be appreciated.

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  1. Dear family members, I have know Mr Lorenz for over 50 years and am saddened by his passing. He was a gentle giant and great parent to his children. He was also a great friend to me. I believe that he is now holding hands with Nancy in Heaven. God bless the entire Lorenz family. Kendall Kremer

    • Dear Lorenz Family, Your Dad Ronnie, work for my Dad at Eenigenburg Machine Shop for many years. I remember his quiet and gentle spirit and he always had a smile on his face.Dad always spoke high of his valuable employees . Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family and may the God of peace and comfort be with you! Our Dad passed away Friday, April 3, so sharing in your grief and the unusual funeral service. The Lord bless you and stay safe! Kathy Huitsing, Harold’s daughter.

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