William Dean Lorenz, known to all as Bill Lorenz, of Cochrane, WI passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at St. Elizabeth’s Health Care Center in Wabasha, MN at the age of 78.
He was born on September 25, 1941 in Winona, MN to the late Clifford and Dorothy (Langowski) Lorenz.
On February 10, 1961 at the Plainview, MN United Methodist Church, Bill was united in marriage to Dorothy Adler. To this loving union, three children were born.
Bill was employed at La Crosse Milling Co in Cochrane, retiring after a career spanning over 40 years.
Bill would attend church with his wife Dorothy at the Hope United Church of Christ in Cochrane.
He was as an avid bass fisherman, deer hunter, and in his earlier days, a trapper and turtle hunter. Bill’s love for bass fishing saw him participating in many tournaments over the years.
His true devotion, of which his life always revolved around, was his family. His helping hands and unconditional, unwavering love will forever be remembered.
Bill will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 59 years, Dorothy; children, Peggy Dienger and Bob (Sherry) Lorenz; daughter-in-law, Dottie Lorenz; grandchildren, Anthony (Crystal) Dienger, Trista (Shaun) Mann and Dana (Derek) Lorenz; great-grandchildren, Diamonte, Jase, Miracle, Reese and Amirah; brother, Russ (Linda) Lorenz, Sr.; sister-in-law, Delores Lorenz; and also by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Besides Bill’s parents, he was preceded in death by his son Dave in 2016; grandson Dustin in 2005; great-grandson David in 2017; son-in-law Randy Dienger in 2016; and by brothers, Cliff, Jim and Gene.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 2:00 PM at the VFW Post 10406 in Cochrane, with Pastor Colleen Kwong officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date at the Buffalo City Cemetery. A memorial gathering will be held from 12:00 Noon until the hour of the service at the VFW Hall.