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Ruth Edna Lorentz

Ruth Edna Lorentz, age 84 of Annandale, died Saturday, July 30, 2005 at Lake Ridge Care Center, Buffalo.

She was born Dec. 12, 1920 in Silver Creek Township, Wright County, the daughter of Herbert and Josephine (Juel) Borchardt.

Ruth married Arnold A. Lorentz May 19, 1945 in Silver Creek. Arnold preceded Ruth in death July 24, 1990.

Ruth lived in the Annandale area for 60 years, where she was a homemaker, farmer’s wife, and was also employed a short time by Wonderalls in Buffalo.

She was a member of Bethlehem United Church of Christ, Maple Lake, where she was active in the Women’s Guild.  

Ruth loved her family. She enjoyed playing cards, fishing, creating unique crafts, baking birthday cakes, gardening, quilting, nurturing people and plants, and hugging everyone. She will be fondly remembered for her loving dedication to her family and friends.

She is survived by eight children and their spouses: Richard (Jenny) of Buffalo, Judy (Paul) Bishman of Chaska, Dennis (Mary Jo) of Buffalo, Jane (Larry) Elsenpeter of Clearwater, Gloria Brabant of Mound, Gail Uecker of Howard Lake, Bruce (Helen) of Lester Prairie, and Ted (Joy) of Annandale; a sister, Adeline Chapman of Maple Lake; 24 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. She also leaves many loving relatives and friends.  

In addition to her husband, Arnold; Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; an infant daughter, Ruth; brother Cornelius; sisters Gertrude Brown and Margaret Klemz; and daughter-in- law Luann Lorentz.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Aug. 2, at 11 a.m. at Bethlehem United Church of Christ, Maple Lake with the Rev. Dr. Jeffrey B. Palmer officiating. Music was provided by Joanne Zander and Myrna Jude. Burial followed in the church cemetery.  

Friends called from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1 at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Annandale, and continued one hour prior to the funeral at the church Tuesday.  A prayer service took place at 7 p.m. Monday. 

Pallbearers were Briita Lorentz, Josh Bishman, Tony Lorentz, Arnie Elsenpeter, Chad Brabant, Jason Uecker, Scott Lorentz, and Andy Lorentz.  

Arrangements were by Dingmann Funeral Care, Annandale.

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