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Roger J. Lorenz

June 25, 2012
The Daily Mining Gazette

PAINESDALE - Roger J. Lorenz, 66, a resident of Painesdale, passed away Friday morning, June 22, 2012, at the Omega House in Houghton following a lengthy illness.

He was born September 16, 1945 in Hancock, a son of the late William and Glennis (Collette) Lorenz. He was raised in Trimountain and graduated from Jeffers High School with the Class of 1963.

Mr. Lorenz was a veteran, having served with the United States Army.

Roger worked for the Corps of Engineers before his time with the Army.

He resided in Milwaukee, Wis., Pittsburgh, Penn. and Florida before returning to the Copper Country to work for White Pine Copper Mine. For over 25 years, Roger sailed the Great Lakes.

He was a member of the Seafarers International Union, working for the American Steamship Company on various ore carriers.

On November 26, 1988, he was united in marriage to the former Cynthia Dugdale.

Mr. Lorenz was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in South Range.

He enjoyed spending time at the family cottage at Agate Beach. Roger loved to hunt and fish with his family and friends and, most of all, his son, James.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his brother, Gary; and his sister, Patricia Vonada.

Surviving are his wife, Cynthia Lorenz of Painesdale; his sons, Andrew (Shantel) Lorenz of Hancock and James Lorenz of Painesdale; his grandsons, Evan and Ryan Lorenz; his brothers, William (Ruth) Lorenz of Rohnert, Calif., Dennis (Rita) Lorenz) of Twin Lakes, Randy (Carol) Lorenz of Kingsford and Edward (Mary Jane) Lorenz of Marquette; his aunt, Kathryn Komula of Chassell; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Holy Family Catholic Church in South Range with Fr. John Martignon to celebrate. Burial will be in the Chassell Cemetery.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until time of services at the church.

To view Roger's obituary or to send condolences, please visit

The Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Hancock is assisting the family with arrangements.



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