John Peter Lorentzen Jr, 81, of Sturgeon, died on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at The Neighborhoods by Tiger Place in Columbia.
Services will be held at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Centralia on Thursday, June 28 at 10:00 a.m. Officiating will be Father James Offutt, Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Centralia. Interment will be at Mount Horeb Cemetery, in Sturgeon. Visitation at Fenton Funeral Chapel in Centralia will be from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27.
Mr. Lorentzen was born April 22, 1937, the son of John Peter Lorentzen and Mary Veronica (Schranz) Lorentzen of Cahokia, Ill.
On June 6, 1959, he married Eleanor Ann (Frierdich) Lorentzen. They lived in Cahokia, Ill. for 20 years. John and Eleanor moved with their family of four to Sturgeon in October 1979.
Mr. Lorentzen attended Immaculate Conception grade school of Centerville, Ill., Cahokia Commonfields High School (Class of 1955) of Cahokia, Ill., and McKendree College of Lebanon, Ill.
He was a member of the Dupo teacher’s union of Dupo, Ill., Bluff Grange of Milstadt, Ill., and the Masonic Lodge of Centralia.
Surviving is his daughter, Catherine A. (Cathy) Perkins and husband, George, of Prairie Home; son, John P. Lorentzen III and wife, Becky, of Sturgeon; daughter, Sharon A. Stallings and husband, Rick, of Sterling, Kan.; son, Robert E. Lorentzen and wife, Rachelle, of Bondurant, Iowa; nine grandchildren, Michelle Tomlin, Zach Lorentzen, Jacob Lorentzen, Johnna Lorentzen, Joseph Lorentzen, Tanner Stallings, Sarah Stallings, Matthew Lorentzen, and Lauren Lorentzen; and two great-grand-daughters, Clara Lorentzen and Kylie Sirois. Other surviving family includes sister, Margaret Ann Pickett; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Eleanor; infant son, Loren Joseph Lorentzen; and brother, Gene Lorentzen.
Memorials suggested to Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 404 South Rollins Street, Centralia, Mo. 65240 or to the Parkinson’s Foundation at 200 S.E. 1st Street Suite 800, Miami, Fla. 33131.
Online condolences may be left at www.fentonfuneralchapel.com