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Kennith M. Lorenz
Kennith M. Lorenz, 83, of Little Chute, formerly of Crivitz, passed away Tuesday evening, May 20 at Appleton Medical Center.
Born in Wabeno on Sept. 22, 1930, to Paul and Emma (Pagenkopf) Lorenz, he graduated from Wabeno High School in 1949. He immediately entered the United States Army, where he met his future wife, Laurice Salisbury. The couple married in Okinawa on June 10, 1952, and his service continued until 1953. She preceded him in death in 2009. He was employed by WE Energies for 35, retiring on June 1, 1988. The couple moved to Crivitz and resided there for 14 years.
A member of the Athelstane / Silver Cliff American Legion, Grace Lutheran Church, and the Twin Bridge Rescue Squad, he was a longtime member of Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church in Kaukauna after moving to Little Chute in 1992.
He is survived by three children, Linda (Mark) Bucholtz, of Eastpointe, Mi., Vickie Lorenz, of Little Chute and Bob (Donna) Lorenz, of Pikeville, N.C.; a son-in-law, Wayne Dietsch, Sr.; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren and a sister, Marcella Starky.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Anita; a granddaughter, Jessica; brothers, Raymond (Ruth) Lorenz, Alroy (Alma) Lorenz, Harold (Clara) Lorenz, Orville (Pat) Lorenz, Irvin (Shirley) Lorenz and sisters, Eleanor (Paul) Horning, Beatrice (Tony) Lewandowski and Helen Lorenz.
Family and friends gathered at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church, Kaukauna on Saturday, May 24 from 9:30 a.m. until time of a Christian Funeral Service at 11 a.m. Rev. Timothy Wilkens officiated, followed by full military honors with a private burial in the church cemetery.