Harold H. Lorenz
February 11, 1924 - August 21, 2017
Harold H. Lorenz, age 93, a resident of Oak Trace in Downers Grove, IL for 10 years, formerly of Milwaukee and Greenfield, WI, died Monday, August 21, 2017 at his home. He was born February 11, 1924 in Milwaukee.
Beloved husband of the late Lillian A. Lorenz (nee Kirschke), whom he married August 23, 1947 and who preceded him in death on February 24, 2011, loving father of Susan A. (the late Grant) Lee of Woodridge, IL, devoted son of the late Adolph and Frieda (nee Zanow) Lorenz, dear brother of the late George F. (the late Gladys) Lorenz and the late Clara Lorenz, brother-in-law of Lester (Agnes) Kirschke, fond cousin, uncle, great-uncle and friend of many.
A design engineer, Harold was employed by Allis-Chalmers in Milwaukee for 32 years designing transformers for electric power substations and later with Bucyrus-Erie designing mining equipment in South Milwaukee, WI. He retired from Rexnord-Sterns, where he designed electric brakes, at the age of 72.
Harold was a talented woodworker and furniture maker and made several pieces for family members. He will be remembered for his ability and willingness to fix anything and for his quick wit and puns in everyday situations.
Memorial Visitation Sunday, August 27, 2017, starting at 1:00 PM in the chapel at Oak Trace, 250 Village Dr., Downers Grove, IL 60516, (630) 769-6100.
Memorial Services will follow Sunday, at 3:00 PM at the Oak Trace chapel, with a reception and refreshments afterward.
Arrangements by Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Naperville, IL.
For more information, please call (630) 355-0213.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to:
Oak Trace Foundation, donations in memory of Harold Lorenz will be used for the Team Member Scholarship Fund, Attn: Dawn Mueller, 200 Village Dr., Downers Grove, IL 60516, (630) 769-6024, www.lifespacecommunities.com
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 525 63rd St, Downers Grove, IL 60516, (630) 852-1519, www.gsdg.org