Passed away on April 29, 2012 in Petaluma. Devoted husband of Janis Braren. Cherished father of Alexis and Robert. Adored step-father of Greg and Kate (Joel). Beloved grandfather of Charlie and Alfie. Loving brother of Ralph (Kathy). Age: 77 years. Lorenz was born in New York, but moved to Petaluma with his family at the age of eleven and graduated from Petaluma High School in 1952. At the age of 18, he enlisted in the US Army, proudly serving his country. After his discharge, he attended and graduated from UCLA, receiving his degree in geology. For 21 years, Lorenz worked as a geologist overseas for the oil industry. After his retirement in the late 1970s, he started his vineyard. He was very successful at winemaking, winning several gold medals. Lorenz was a wonderful man; he will be missed. At his request, no services will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Petaluma, 416 Payran St., Petaluma, CA 94952. Family assisted by PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, Petaluma.
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Published Online in the Press Democrat from May 5 to May 8, 2012