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Emil J. Lorenz

February 13, 1929 — February 1, 2020

Emil Lorenz, 90, of Langdon, ND, passed away Saturday, February 1, 2020, at Cavalier County Memorial Hospital in Langdon, ND.

Emil Jr. was born February 13, 1929, in Langdon, ND, to Emil and Edna (Shelley) Lorenz. He grew up and attended school in Langdon, graduating from St. Alphonsus in 1947. Emil and Rose Hewitson were united in marriage on January 5, 1951, in Fargo, ND. They raised their family and farmed south of Langdon.

Emil was a true farmer and enjoyed everything about it. When he was young, he seeded with horse-drawn equipment and, at the age of 86, drove tractors with GPS. He loved going on drives to look at crops and stopping to have coffee with friends and talk about farming. Although he had many health issues throughout the years, he was very concerned about staying as healthy as he could by walking and exercising. Spending time with family was also very important to Emil. He was a sports enthusiast as he attended all his grandkids’ sporting events and continued to enjoy listening to Langdon games on the radio or watching them on TV. He was a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, and Langdon Eagles Aerie #3454.

Surviving Emil are his children: Keith (Kathy) Lorenz of Langdon and Mary Beth (Kurt) Helgevold of Denver, CO; grandchildren: Kyle (Andrea) Lorenz, Korey (Katie) Lorenz, and Katie (Doug) Johnson; great-grandchildren: Olivia, Avery, Kashton, Konnor, Kollyns, Krew, Jada, and Keagan; brother Mark (Maggie) Lorenz and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Rose and sisters: Genevieve (Joseph) Hoffman and Louise Gritten.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 6, 2020, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Langdon, ND. Visitation will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service on Wednesday, February 5 at Brooks Funeral Home in Langdon.


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