Junior John Lorenz
May 16, 1929 – October 12, 2020
Junior John Lorenz, 91, of Apache Junction, AZ formerly of Bertha, Minnesota joined his beloved wife Bonnie of 48 years on October 12th, 2020. Junior passed at home with his children Dennis (Shirley) Lorenz and Denise Lorenz King by his side.Junior was one of thirteen children born to John & Amanda (Klett) Lorenz in Hewitt, Minnesota. Junior farmed until enlisted in the Army August 1946 to January 1948 as a light machine gunner. On August 5th, 1950 Junior & Bonnie Fearing were joined in marriage at Eagle Bend Methodists Church. He and Bonnie purchased a farm 2 1/2 miles east of Bertha, Minnesota. They had 2 children, Dennis and Denise. In 1976, they retired from Dairy farming and sold the farm where they moved to Apache Junction, Arizona. Junior became employed by Desert Samaritan hospital in 1978 where he worked in the engineering and technical services department. In 1986, Junior was named the employee of the year and in 1997, he retired from Desert Samaritan Hospital. While retired, he and Bonnie enjoyed traveling. Junior enjoyed being a handyman and fixing things out of his tool shop. On November 18,1998 Bonnie suddenly passed. Junior was preceded in death by his parents John and Amanda (Klatt) Lorenz, six sisters, three brothers, and one son-in-law Edward King. Junior is survived by siblings Arvilla Dyer of Staples Mn, Gary Lorenz(JoAnne) of Proctor Mn, and Ralph Lorenz of Grand Rapids Mn. Two Children Dennis (Shirley) Lorenz of Apache Junction Az and Denise Lorenz King of Apache Junction Az. Three grandchildren Erik (Sherrie) Lorenz, Patrick (Crystal) Lorenz, and Nicole (Sean) Miller. Six great grandchildren and many nieces & nephews. Graveside services will be held on a future date in 2021 at Peace-Evangelical Cemetery East of Bertha, Minnesota. Donations may be made in memory of Junior J. Lorenz to Hospice of the Valley of Arizona.
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Junior John Lorenz
October 19, 2020
I've delivered junior's mail for the last ten or so years and he would always be outside doing something, whether it be working in the yard or just sitting in his chair on the front porch. Always pleasant and friendly, towards the end of his journey he couldn't remember if i was the mail person or garbage man,Bless your heart and Thank you for the memories