John R. Lorenz


John R. Lorenz, 84, died Saturday, June 8, at home.
He was born July 11, 1934, in Miami County to Raymond and Beulah (Sproal) Lorenz.
Survivors include his children, Vickie (Bud) Etsinger, New Paris, Pam Devine, Goshen and Jeff (Kelly) Lorenz, New Paris; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary (Jim) Combs, Bristol; and three brothers, Merle Lorenz, Goshen, Kenneth (Marilyn) Lorenz, Grand Rapids, Michigan and Gary (Jody) Lorenz, Elkhart.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Joann (Richards) Lorenz, a son, Kim Lorenz, and three sisters, Doris and Phyllis Lorenz, and Martha Lewallen.
Mr. Lorenz worked at Mishler Packing Co., Shipshewana for 48 years before his retirement.
A member of Dunlap United Methodist Church, John enjoyed farming, hunting and fishing. He especially enjoyed time with his grandchildren.
Visitation will be Wednesday, June 12, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen.
A 10 a.m. funeral service will be conducted Thursday, June 13, at Dunlap United Methodist Church, 23674 U.S. 33 East, Elkhart. The Rev. Jerald E. Turner will officiate.
Burial will follow at Violett Cemetery, Goshen.
Memorial gifts may be directed to the Elkhart County 4-H Beef Club or the Goshen Center for Cancer Care.
Published on June 9, 2019
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