Matilda Dolores Lorenz

July 27, 1940January 22, 2019

Matilda “Dolores” Lorenz, 78, of Columbus died 12:40 a.m. Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at Our Hospice Inpatient Facility. From her early days as Nun Sister Mary Joan Michael caring for children in an orphanage and the elderly in a nursing home, to becoming an RN, and finally a Hospice nurse, Dolores’ life was one of service. She was a lover of animals, especially dogs, and, along with her dear friend Marilyn Grove, was able to share that love through a pet sitting service after retirement. Dolores was born in Dayton, OH July 27, 1940, the daughter of Michael and Anna B. Kender Lorenz. She was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church in Nashville, IN and the John Purdue Club. She is survived by nieces, Cindy (Jeff) Reed of Columbus and Becky (Steve) McAtee of Loogootee, IN. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Claranne Manning; dear friend, Marilyn Grove. Private inurnment will be in Calvary Cemetery Dayton, OH at a later date. In lieu of flowers please make a memorial to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana. Online condolences may be sent to the family at Myers~Reed Chapel on 25th Street is assisting the family.


  • Cindy (Jeff) Reed, Niece
  • Becky (Steve) McAtee, Niece

  • Our Hospice of South Central Indiana


  • Private Inurnment

Matilda Dolores Lorenz

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Joy Reboulet

January 29, 2019

I have been a lifelong friend of Honey Lorenz, neighbor, grade school, high school and best friend. She was a sweet as her name, Honey. She is with our God and her family which she
dearly loved.
She spoke of you girls often. Thank you for taking care of her.

My favorite memory of her is the time your mom & dad picked a car load of girls up from the bus stop after a football game. Halloween, we all got in the car carrying on like high school
girls do and your dad turned around with the ugliest mask I ever saw and you have never seen such a stampede in your life. We all exited and ran in all directions. It took them a long
time to find us all.............
Would it be possible for my husband and me to attend the burial and pay our respects and
prayers for her. Joy Reboulet

Sr. Jeanette Buehler

January 25, 2019

Dear Cindy and Becky,
I am a classmate of Honey from our days in the Congregation. I remember her lovely smile and her common sense approach to life. Thanks for sharing information with Sequoia Powers regarding the health issues Honey has experienced over these last years. She has been blessed to have your support and I am sure you are blessed to have had her.

When the date for her internment here in Dayton is decided, I would appreciate being notified. If at all possible I would like to attend that service in honor of Honey. It is possible that other classmates might want to attend as well.

I have posted Honey's obituary on our prayer board here at Salem Heights, our retirement center. A number of Sisters here remember Honey
Blessings to you both,
Sister Jeanette Buehler

Mary Schmersal

January 25, 2019

Honey was a caring and lovely classmate. I am so sorry to learn of her leaving us. Bless you for your loving care of her over these months of health issues. Please let us know when the burial services occur in Dayton

Sr. Mary Lou Schmersal

Linda Beckman

January 24, 2019

Dolores was a kind and gentle friend and Dick and I were privileged to know her. May God Bless her family I know he has Blessed her

Rosalyn Lupke-Beierman

January 24, 2019

"Honey", as we called her back in the days in Dayton, was a funny, caring and a good friend. We used to email each other a lot the past years, but never once did she mention to me that she was ill or getting ill.
Always on the upbeat in life.. I will miss our communications and pray she has received a high place at the banquet of our Lord God rest her soul! My condolences to the family. You will be remembered in my prayers.