Lorraine J. Lorenz, 85, of Dysart, died Sunday, May 15, at Allen Memorial Hospital, Waterloo.
She was born June 26, 1925 in Keystone, daughter of Ewald and Leila Henningsen Buch. She married Russell Lorenz September 15, 1943 in Keystone. He died in 2007.
Lorraine was educated in country parochial schools and graduated from Keystone High School in 1942. She graduated from Waterloo School of Practical Nursing in 1965. She was a Licensed Practical Nurse with Covenant Medical Center for many years, retiring in 1986. She loved making pies, painting, writing and traveling. Most of all, she loved spending time with her large family. A lifetime member of the Lutheran Church, her faith was her life.
Survivors include: four daughters, Lana Faye (Dwayne) Luze of Dysart, Dolores Ann (Darwin) Steinford of Keystone, Loretta Kay (Gary) Simnacher of Vinton and Nancy Sue (Denny) Albert of Brandon; a son, Larry (Connie) Lorenz of Cedar Rapids; 19 grandchildren; 40 great grandchildren (and one on the way) and three great-great grandchildren (and one on the way); and two sisters, Joan Homire of Maringo and Jane (Lyle) Musel of Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Preceded in death by: her parents, Ewald and Leila Buch; her husband, Russell Lorenz; and a brother, Donald Buch.
Memorial services were held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Zion Lutheran Church with inurnment in the Keystone Cemetery, Keystone. Visitation was for one hour before services on Wednesday at the church.
Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway, Waterloo, in charge of arrangements.