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“Sorry for your loss and blessings in your memories. She was a nice neighbor of ours in Freeborn for thirty years. Always kind to me when I stayed...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Joanie Jones Peterson - Freeborn, MN

“Patti, Joanie and Deb I am very sorry for your lost. Your mom and dad were great neighbors to my mom, dad and me. We all had good times together. I...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Doug Bice - New Prague, MN

“Sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. May it bring you peace to know she is with the Lord. Ourbthoughts and prayers are with you amd your...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Donna and Butch Newman - Wells, MN

“Sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. May all of you have comfort in knowing she is at peace with the Lord. Our thoughts and prayers are with you...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Butch and Donna Newman - Wells, MN

“My sympathies to your family. May you find comfort in your memories. You are in my prayers. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Christy Ignaszewski

“My sympathy to all of you. Your mom was such a sweet person. Prayers for your family! ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Deb Meyer - Faribault, MN

“Our deepest sympathy to the Lorenz Family. We had so much fun working together at the cafe a long, long time ago. She was a wonderful gal! She will...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Gail Savick - Freeborn, MN

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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.