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Donald N. Lorenz Jr.

1943 - 2021




Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free, I'm following paths God made for me.

I took his hand I heard him call, then turned, and bid farewell to all.

I could not stay another day, to laugh, to love, to sing, to play.

Tasks left undone must stay that way, I found my peace... at close of play.

And if my parting left a void, then fill it with remembered joy.

A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss, ah yes, these things I too will miss.

Be not burdened... deep with sorrow, I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow,

My life's been full I've savoured much, good friends, good times, A loved one's touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief, don't lengthen it now with undue grief.

Lift up your hearts and share HIS love with me, God wants me now... HE set me free.


Donald N. Lorenz Jr, 77, went home to his Lord on Monday, March 29, 2021 at home. He was born August 17, 1943 in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, to the late Donald N. Lorenz Sr. and Hilma M. (Hiffner) Lorenz of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. He graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School in 1961 and Ferris State University in 1965 with a B.S. in Accounting. He worked in the Corporate Tax Department of The Dow Chemical Company from March of 1965 until his retirement in August of 1993 as Associate Director of Tax Operations. He loved spending time with his family and at his cabin in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, hunting, fishing, golfing and traveling the great USA.


He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Sandra S. (Mock) Lorenz, whom he married on December 6, 1964; Children, Deborah (Patrick) Maze, Donald N. (Reina) Lorenz III, Derek Lorenz; Grandchildren, Matthew (Maggie) Devericks, Amber (Justin) Counselman, Aaron Rider, Victoria Lorenz, Andrew Lorenz, Quinn Lorenz, Trinity Lorenz, Logan Lorenz; Great Grandchildren, Owen, Angus & Mason Counselman, Kennedy & Grayson Devericks, Hali, Gabe & Louelen Rider, and Ben, Leia & Arya Vercher; Mother, Hilma M. (Hiffner) Lorenz; Brothers, Dan (Shari) Lorenz, David (Ronda) Lorenz, Sister, Darlene Coffell.


He was preceded in death by his Father, Donald N. Lorenz Sr, Sister Donita Stratton and Brother-in-law Eldon Stratton.


Honoring his wishes, cremation has taken place. No services are planned at this time. The family plans to hold a memorial service in the future. Arrangements are under the care of Wilson MILLER Funeral Home, Midland.


The family would like to give special thanks to Heartland Hospice and their team Brandi Christen, Mark Fancher, and Chaplain Doug Bassett.


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