Lloyd Lorenzen, 70, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, at the Jones Regional Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, at First Congregational Church, Anamosa, with interment in North Madison Pioneer Cemetery, Center Junction. Pastor Sue Schneider-Adams will officiate at the services. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Carol; his children, Angela (Joe) Christensen, Matthew (Robin) Lorenzen, both of Center Junction, and Nicholas Lorenzen, Orlando, Fla.; his grandchildren, Jacob Matthew Lorenzen, Ian John Lorenzen and Jordan Leigh Lorenzen; his sister, Emily (Gary) Burton, Huntingtown, Md.; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.
Lloyd Edward Lorenzen was born Feb. 26, 1947, in Anamosa, Iowa. He was the son of John Henry and Rosemary Zirkelbach Lorenzen. Lloyd graduated from Midland Community Schools with the Class of 1965. He went on to attend Iowa State University. Lloyd started farming in eighth grade after his father became ill. Lloyd and Carol Hunter were married on June 7, 1970, at Zion Lutheran Church in Wyoming.
Lloyd was a member of the Center Junction Coop Coffee Club, a member of the Center Junction Fire Department and Farmers Mutual Coop. He was a 4-H leader for the Royal Rustlers and a youth group leader at the Center Junction Presbyterian Church. Lloyd loved to fish and hunt and watch NASCAR. He especially enjoyed giving kids rides in his tractor or combine and spending time with his family.
Memorials may be directed to Midland Ambulance Service, his church and Camp Courageous.