Ronald Carl Lorenzen

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Grass Lake, Michigan

Formerly of Chelsea

Passed away at age 79, Friday, June 8, 2018 at Henry Ford Allegiance in Jackson, Michigan. He was born February 16, 1939 in Dearborn, MI, the son of Harry Paul and Cynthia (Daugherty) Lorenzen.

Ron served in the US Army as a cook from 1961-63. He retired from the Chelsea Post Office after 30 years. He loved working in his yard, which he took a lot of pride in. Ron enjoyed playing cards with his friends and family.

July 22, 1961, he married Ava L. Bulson in Plymouth, Michigan, and she preceded him in death on June 15, 1995. July 1, 1997, he married Jeannene Marie Rowe in Toledo, Ohio, and she preceded him in death on December 18, 2014.

Survivors include two children, Ronald P. (Linda) Lorenzen of White Lake, MI; Sheila Lorenzen of Grass Lake; three grandchildren, Robert Lorenzen, Alisha Lorenzen-Brooks, Amber Lorenzen; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Tony Lorenzen of TN; a sister, Joan (Joe) Santoro of TN; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Barb Perry.

The family received friends at Cole Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, June 12.  Private burial will take place at Vermont Cemetery in Chelsea.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 20450 Civic Center Dr, Southfield, MI 48076.

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Seth Kinker

Reporter/Digital Media for The Sun Times News

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