William Dean Lorenz, known to all as Bill Lorenz, of Cochrane, Wis., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at St. Elizabeth’s Health Care Center in Wabasha, Minn., at the age of 78.
He was born on September 25, 1941, in Winona, Minn., to the late Clifford and Dorothy (Langowski) Lorenz.
On February 10, 1961 at the Plainview, Minn. United Methodist Church, Bill was united in marriage to Dorothy Adler. To this loving union, three children were born.
Bill was employed at La Crosse Milling Co in Cochrane, retiring after a career spanning over 40 years.
Bill would attend church with his wife Dorothy at the Hope United Church of Christ in Cochrane.
He was an avid bass fisherman, deer hunter, and in his earlier days, a trapper and turtle hunter. Bill’s love for bass fishing saw him participating in many tournaments over the years.
His true devotion, of which his life always revolved around, was his family. His helping hands and unconditional, unwavering love will forever be remembered.
Bill will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 59 years, Dorothy; children, Peggy Dienger and Bob (Sherry) Lorenz; daughter-in-law, Dottie Lorenz; grandchildren, Anthony (Crystal) Dienger, Trista (Shaun) Mann, and Dana (Derek) Lorenz; great-grandchildren, Diamonte, Jase, Miracle, Reese, and Amirah; brother, Russ (Linda) Lorenz, Sr.; sister-in-law, Delores Lorenz; and also by many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Besides Bill’s parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Dave, in 2016; grandson, Dustin, in 2005; great-grandson, David, in 2017; son-in-law, Randy Dienger, in 2016; and by brothers, Cliff, Jim, and Gene.
A memorial service was held on Sunday, February 9, 2020, at 2 p.m. at the VFW Post 10406 in Cochrane, with Pastor Colleen Kwong officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date at the Buffalo City Cemetery. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family atwww.talbotfuneralhomes.com