George R. Lorenz, 80

George Richard Lorenz, 80, of rural Wabash, went home to be with his Lord at 5:25 am, Monday, Dec, 28, 2015 at Wellbrooke of Wabash. 

He was born Nov. 13, 1935, in Greentown,  to Leander and Dorothy (Klepinger) Lorenz.

Geroge graduated from Somerset High School in 1954 and was a U.S. Army veteran serving at Ft Knox, Kentucky from 1958-60.

He married Sandra Sue Mattern on Aug. 19, 1962, in Wabash.

He worked bridge construction for several years, for Brown from Wabash for 11 years, and for Metropolitan School District of Wabash County for 12 years, retiring in 2005.  He was a member of the Church of Christ at Wabash.  He was an avid photographer, specializing in sunrises and sunsets, and enjoyed sharing them with everybody and volunteered taking pictures for Walk of America.  He loved his grandchildren, his Boston Terriers and enjoyed traveling.  George was an avid Old Somerset history buff.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra Sue Lorenz, two sons, Scott A. (Tina) Lorenz and Michael T. Lorenz, all of Wabash; four grandchildren, Casey (Paige) Lorenz of Wabash, Jessica Lorenz of Nappanee, Ashley Bricker and D.J. Bricker, both of Wabash; a sister, Linda Royer of Murfreesboro, Tenn., nieces and nephews, Randall Royer, Renee Royer, Kevin Mattern, and Bryan Mattern. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his great-grandson, Graham David Lorenz.

Funeral services will be 10:30 am Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Josh Fennell officiating.  Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 4-8 pm Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital or the Church of Christ at Wabash.

The memorial guest book for George may be signed at


Posted on 2015 Dec 29