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Clarence E. G. Lorenz, age 101, of Wheeler, WI died Mon., March 10, 2003 at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie where he has resided for the past five years.

He was born Dec. 28, 1901 in the Town of Otter Creek, Dunn Co., WI to Herman and Ida (Koepnick) Lorenz. Before his marriage Clarence worked as a bridge builder in Milwaukee. He married the former Nina Losness on Feb. 3, 1939 in the Town of Otter Creek. He then worked as a milk hauler for several years in the Wheeler area. From 1948 to 1981 he was a bulldozer operator in the excavating business with his son, Donald.

Clarence was a member of the Hay River Lutheran Church. He loved to fish and hunt, and especially enjoyed visits from his great-grandson, Tanner.

Clarence is survived by:
His son, Robert (Linda) Lorenz of Wheeler
Two grandchildren
Lori (Rob) Sinz of Boyceville
Lance Lorenz (fiance' Dianna Waalen) of Wheeler
Great-grandson, Tanner Sinz
A sister, Nina Nelson of Colfax
Nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Nina; a son, Donald; 2 brothers, Herbert and Elmer Lorenz; and 2 sisters, Gertrude Roff and Edna.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM Thursday, March 13, 2003 at Hay River Lutheran Church in the Town of Hay River, with Rev. Roger Benrud officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Family and friends are welcome at the church one hour prior to the service on Thursday.