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William Thomas "Bill" Lorz

Lorz William ("Bill") Thomas Lorz, age 58 of Columbia, TN, passed away Saturday morning, November 9, 2013 at his residence. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 2 p.m. at St. Catherine Catholic Church, officiated by Father Davis Chackaleckel. Born in Columbus, Ohio on November 25, 1954, Bill was the son of Francis James and Lucille Agnes Connor Lorz, and was retired from General Motors. He was a member of St. Catherine Catholic Church and was active in the Knights of Columbus. Bill was a man of great faith who put his love for others into action through the Knights of Columbus. In addition to his wife, Marilyn Lee O'Ryan Lorz, he is survived by his daughter, Amy (Don) Owens; son, Charles Lorz; siblings, F. Michael (Kathryn) Lorz, Helen Maynard, James (Nancy) Lorz, Jennie (Bernie) Shook, and Robert (Jeanie) Girardi; and four grandchildren, Katie, William, Zackary Thomas and Elijah Owens. Bill is also survived by father-in-law and mother-in-law: Thomas and Leona O'Ryan; sisters-in-law: Jane David, Kathy (Billy) Maberry, Theresa Heyder, and Mary (Michael) Fairchild; brothers-in-law, Thomas (Gerinda) O'Ryan, and Joseph (Lesia) O'Ryan, and Robert (Jeanie) Girardi; along with many nieces, nephews and cousins. Bill was preceded in death by his parents and two siblings Mary Tiller and Cecilia Girardi. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Catholic Relief Services, PO Box 17090, Baltimore, MD, 21297-0303 Condolences to www.TnFunerals.com. HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME, Columbia, TN 931-840-4750


Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Nov. 12, 2013
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