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Lois Arlene Lorenzen

October 14, 1927 November 26, 2014
Lois Arlene Lorenzen
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Obituary for Lois Arlene Lorenzen

LOIS ARLENE (BUFFINGTON) LORENZEN was born on October 14, 1927, to Simon and Ethel (Ripley) Buffington in Pipestone, Minnesota. She attended country school through the eighth grade at the school house five miles west of town which was built in 1880. On December 30, 1945, Lois was united in marriage to Arlin Lorenzen at the United Methodist Church in Pipestone, Minnesota. Following their marriage, the couple farmed near Edgerton, Minnesota. While there, Lois helped on the farm and raised her family. In 1965, the family moved to Slayton, Minnesota where Lois and Arlin owned and operated the 8-Ball Recreational Center. In 1978, they moved to Middle Pine Lake near Star Prairie, Wisconsin. While they were there, she enjoyed her visits with grandchildren, feeding the birds, and gardening. In 2003, they moved back to the Pipestone area. In 2008, Arlin passed away and Lois continued to reside at their home in town. Since 2009, she had been battling reoccurring breast cancer which she had originally been diagnosed with in 1985. In November of 2014, Lois was admitted into the Pipestone County Hospice House where she passed away on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, at the age of 87 years, one month, and 12 days.

Lois loved spending time with her whole family. She enjoyed gardening, both flowers and vegetable. One of her favorite activities to do while at home was watch the birds, her feeders were always full. She and Arlin traveled to many polka festivals; they loved to dance. Their travels were often centered around towns that had a casino so they could spend a little time there.

She is lovingly remembered by her six children, Lon (Kathy) Lorenzen of Prior Lake, Minnesota, Linda (Steve) Lange of Slayton, Minnesota, Leona (Ken) Gilbert of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Loren (Patti) Lorenzen of Champlin, Minnesota, Lynette (Beau) Brown of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Lloyd (Cindy) Lorenzen of Elk River, Minnesota; 14 grandchildren; six step grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; nine step great-grandchildren; three siblings, LaVerle Carstensen of Worthington, Minnesota, Stanley (JoAnn) Buffington of Corcoran, Minnesota, and Jan Veire of Ivanhoe, Minnesota.

Lois was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Arlin; and six siblings, Orval, Kenneth, Dudley, Leslie, Betty, and Bonnie.

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Visitation

Sunday

30

Nov

2:00 PM 11/30/2014 2:00:00 PM - 5:00 PM 11/30/2014 5:00:00 PM
Hartquist Funeral Home - Pipestone Chapel

710 SE 4th St.
PO Box 351
Pipestone, MN 56164

Hartquist Funeral Home - Pipestone Chapel
710 SE 4th St. Pipestone 56164 MN
United States

Service

Monday

1

Dec

10:30 AM 12/1/2014 10:30:00 AM
Hartquist Funeral Home - Pipestone Chapel

710 SE 4th St.
PO Box 351
Pipestone, MN 56164

Hartquist Funeral Home - Pipestone Chapel
710 SE 4th St. Pipestone 56164 MN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Trosky Cemetery Final Resting Place

Trosky, MN, US
Trosky, MN 56144

Trosky, MN, US Trosky 56144 MN
United States
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