Jeanette Mary Lorenz

  • Born: February 11, 1935
  • Died: April 7, 2020
  • Location: Albert Lea, Minnesota

Bruss-Heitner Funeral Homes

255 2nd Ave SW
Wells, MN 56097

Tel. (507) 553-3124

Tribute & Message From The Family

Jeanette Mary Lorenz, age 85, of Albert Lea, formerly of Wells, MN died Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at Good Samaritan Society of Albert Lea, MN. Mass will be held with Jeanette's immediate family at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells. Please follow Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home on Facebook to watch the service live at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, April 14th. A celebration of life will be held at a later date for all of Jeanette's family and friends, at St. Casimir Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Casimir Catholic Cemetery in Wells. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells is entrusted with services. To leave an online condolence, please visit In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to St. Casimir Catholic Church in Wells, MN, in memory of Jeanette. The family would like to thank the staff at Oak Park Place and Good Samaritan Society of Albert Lea for the outstanding care they gave Jeanette.
Jeanette was born Feb. 11, 1935, daughter of Paul and Lucie (Sonnek) Stenzel in Wells, MN. Jeanette was united in marriage to Philip E. Lorenz on November 13, 1957 at St. Casimir Catholic Church in Wells where she was a lifelong member. To this union three daughters were born. Jeanette loved music, dancing and listening to old time music and polkas. She enjoyed watching Minnesota Twins and Timberwolves games. She appreciated her family history (she and her sister Adeline married brothers, and their brother Robert married their husband's sister Evelyn (Lorenz). She loved raising her girls and she especially loved being a grandmother and great-grandmother.
She is survived by her children: Patti (husband Randy) Bangert of Alden, Joanie (husband Pat) Stenzel of Wells, and Deb (husband Darrell) Riemer of Conger, MN; 9 grandchildren: Shanna (Adam) Drescher of Conger, MN, Josh (Elizabeth) Bangert of St. Peter, Ryan Bangert of New Richland, Alyssa (John) Krause of Zumbrota, Erin (Marshall) Tatge of Wells, Kendall (Seth) Olson of Wells, Hillary (Tom) Miller of Amory, WI, Nathan Stenzel (fiancé Karissa Kienholz) of Owatonna, Lorna Riemer (Ethan Johnson) of Baltic, SD; 4 great-grandchildren: Brooklyn and Aubrey Drescher, Oliver Tatge and Britta Miller; brother: Lawrence (wife Mary) Stenzel of Decatur, TX, sisters-in-law: Wilma Bull of Sioux Falls, SD, Angie Lorenz of Aberdeen, SD and Shirley Lorenz of Sioux Falls, MN; along with numerous nieces and nephews and their families.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Philip (2004), brothers, Florian Stenzel, Robert (Evelyn) Stenzel, and sister, Adeline (James) Lorenz.