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Donald (Duck) Lorenz was born on September 29, 1932 in Langdon ND and passed away on December 13, 2009 at Cavalier County Memorial Hospital, also in Langdon.  Donald was the Son of Peter and Tillie (Gellner) Lorenz.  Donald attended school in Langdon, graduating from St. Alphonsus in 1950.  After school, Don worked on the family farm.  For several years during the winter months, he worked various jobs in Flint Michigan and Milwaukee Wisconsin.  It was in Milwaukee where Donald met and married LaVerne Olson, also of Langdon.  They were married on December 1, 1956.  The couple made their home and raised their family on the family farm.  He retired from farming in 1990 and then worked for several years for the Cavalier County Road Maintenance Department.  For the last few years he thoroughly enjoyed working part-time at Tom’s Lounge.  Donald had many skills and was able to fix and build most anything and always had an idea of how to make things better.  He enjoyed visiting with friends, family, and grandkids.  In his younger years, he enjoyed fishing and hunting and still would as long as the weather was nice or the heater worked.  Donald was a charter member of the Eagles Club in Langdon.


Survivors include his Son Dan and his wife Joni of Mayville ND; son Michael of Grand Forks, ND; daughter Betty and Jon Lague of Sabin, MN; and son Gary and wife Pam of Fargo, ND.  Eight grandchildren including, Kayla and her husband Blake Johnson Fargo, Luke and Sara of Mayville, Nick, Nate, Noah, of Sabin MN, and Matthew, Megan of Fargo.  Sisters Marilyn and Husband Lowell Kartes of Langdon, LouAnn and her husband Richard Fleck of Minot ND.

VISITATION:  5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at Brooks Funeral Home.  Visitation will continue for one hour prior to service time at the church on Wednesday.

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL:  2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Langdon.

INTERMENT:  Calvary Cemetery in Langdon, North Dakota



My sincere condolences to the Lorenz family.  I am saddened to hear of the death of your dad.  He was a wonderful neighbor to us and I spent many hours at your house babysitting, especially Danny and Michael before I left the area.  He was a good man.

To Lou Ann and Marilyn I also send my sympathy.......what a great family to have grown up near.  My God Bless all of you and you are in my prayers.


Mary Lou Chaput Schissler


Danny, Gary, Mike & Betty I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. When I think of him I see his big smile and his great one-line jokes. As we all grew up together your dad was a big part of my life. The number of nights I stayed at your house as a little boy. What great memories. All the hunting and family gatherings, your family was always their.


I am so sorry I am unable to attend the services, but my thoughts and prayers are with you and your families during this sad time. I can not expres in words what a great great man he was and we will all miss him very much.


Take care of yourself and your families and hope to see you all soon.


God Bless


Dave, Joy, Alexis, Taylor and Jacob Perius


So sorry to hear about Donald.  He always had a big smile on his face to share.  He loved each and every one of his kids and especially his grandkids.  He will be missed.

Renee Ivesdal


Dan, Joni and family;

My deepest sympathies to you all.  I know what you are feeling and I also know there isn't alot that I can say that will help with the pain right now.  Try to keep those wonderful memories of your Dad close and they will help you.  Take care and know that if there is ANY thing I can do, I'm just a phone call away.  Take care and God Bless.  Can't you just see the reunion that he and your Mom just had?  Take care!  Kathy Ellingson


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