Obituary: Donald Lorenz, 64, Ludington.

September 17, 2020

Donald Lorenz

Obituary: Donald Lorenz, 64, Ludington.

Donald Wayne Lorenz, 64, of Ludington passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, September 15, 2020. Don was born September 23, 1955 in Ludington to Wilfred and Arlene (Johnson) Lorenz. He graduated from Ludington High School in 1973 and went to work for Thompson Cabinet for several years. Don moved to Grand Rapids, for a time, where he worked as a bartender. His love of the Ludington area brought him back home. For a short while, he worked for Nick’s Radio. He then went to work for Great Lakes Castings, where Don spent nearly 20 years before retiring.

Don was a huge U of M fan. His home proudly displayed his enthusiasm for the university. Whenever he could, Don enjoyed spending time with his family, and on the lakes and rivers in his kayak. His days were filled with joy because of the time he spent with his beloved dogs.

Don will be greatly missed by his siblings, Linda (Marc) Anderson of Ludington, Richard (Pam) Lorenz of Ludington, Beverly Schultz of Pentwater, and Joseph (Rebecca) Lorenz of Troy; his nieces and nephews, Chad (Carrie), Chris (Tara), Terry (Renee), Erick, Daniel, Angela (Jodie), Maddie, and Annalise; and numerous great nieces and nephews.

Don was preceded in death by his parents.

A graveside service will be held Monday, September 21, 2020 at 11 a.m. at Pere Marquette Catholic Cemetery. Everyone is welcome to attendPlease bring a lawn chair and remember to observe social distancing.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington. Please share a memory or photo of Don on


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