Chester Lorenz, age 80 a resident of Pleasant Prairie, passed away in the presence of his loving family Wednesday March 13th 2013 at United Hospital Systems Kenosha Medical Center.
Chester was born November 10, 1932, to Frank and Julia (Straszewski) Lorenz in Kenosha Wisconsin. He was educated in the schools ofKenoshaand then served in the United States Army. On May 16, 1958 he married Joan Todzy inWaukeganIllinois.
Chesterworked at AMC/Chrysler and then at Outboard Marine Corporation from where he retired. In 1995, he founded Lorenz Excavating and Topsoil. It remains family owned and operated. Chester loved to fish, farm, and was an avid Packer fan. He loved gardening and took great pride in his yard. He also enjoyed taking on projects around the house. He was well respected by those who knew him.
Chester is survived by his loving wife Joan, his sons, Jeffery Lorenz of Pleasant Prairie, Steven (Vicki) Lorenz of Paris WI and Bradley (Hollie) of Kenosha; a daughter Cynthia (Fred Zavodnik) Ingram of Caledonia, and his ten grandchildren, Kevin, Kelly, Brice, Zachary, Ava, Jacob, Nickolas and Hannah Lorenz, and Brittany and Austin Ingram. He is further survived by his brothers Frank (Ilene) Lorenz of Hazelhurst WI, and Stanley Lorenz of Webster SD and his sisters Helen Wetzel ofTomahawkWI,Frances(Tom) Koster of White Lake WI and Diane (Raymond) Arneson of Lutz FL.
Chester was preceded in death by his parents, one sister Stella Giles and his infant son Gary Lorenz.
A memorial service with full military honors will be held on Monday March 25th 2013 at 6:00PM at the Kemper Center Founders Hall. (6501-3rd Avenue) Visitation with the family will be on Monday March 25th 2013 in Founders Hall from 4:30PM until the time of services.
In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated.