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Gladys Lorenz

Gladys Lorenz, 96, of Langdon, ND passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2016 at Maple Manor Care Center of Langdon, ND.

Gladys Anne Nelson was born December 2, 1919 to Henry and Bertine Nelson at Osnabrock, ND. She graduated from Osnabrock High School in 1938. Following high school, she attended Interstate Business College in Fargo, ND. She worked for the county auditor until the USA entered into World War II. Gladys worked at the War Department in Washington, D.C. during the war. On July 31, 1946, she married Richard Lorenz at St. Alphonsus Church in Langdon. She worked for a number of years at the ASCS office (now Farm Service Agency) in Langdon.

Gladys and Richard lived on their farm northwest of Langdon. They were the loving parents of three sons. During the winter months, Gladys and Richard lived in Mesa, AZ for many years and enjoyed the weather and family who visited often. Gladys loved to golf and sing in the church choir. She was a member of the United Lutheran Church in Langdon.

Gladys is survived by her husband, Richard, of Langdon; sons: Rick (Judy) Lorenz of Denver, CO, Jim (Sheila) Lorenz of Papillion, NE, and Tim (Connie) Lorenz of Mililani, HI; grandchildren: Nicole, Marnie, Kyle, Jennifer, Ryan, Sydnie, Danielle and Paul; two great-grandchildren; siblings: Eunice Egan of Whittier, CA and Grant Nelson of Langdon; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers: Norris, Harley and John, and sister Thelma.

Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at United Lutheran Church in Langdon, ND. Visitation will take place from 5-7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 prayer service on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at Brooks Funeral Home in Langdon and for one hour prior to service time at the church on Wednesday.

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I had the good fortune to work with Gladys many years ago at the ASCS office. I have fond memories of a beautiful gracious lady who enjoyed teaching and her job. May she rest in peace.

John and Joann Lawrence Jan 20 2016 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy to all your family.

Darlene and Wayne Rutledge Jan 18 2016 12:00 AM


DICK & LINA HAMANN Jan 18 2016 12:00 AM

Rich and family, I was so sad to hear of Gladys's passing away. She was truly one special LADY. Gracious in every way and so beautiful. I loved being around your family of such beauty. Rich, you will be so blessed by your constant care giving to Gladys. I know you spoke to me of the care she required during her long illness. Please hug the boys, Ricky, Jimmy, and Timmy and their families . I do so always treasure the memories I have of your family Rich. "May the angles take her into Paradise" My love Inie and Leonard

Inie Hamann-Rath Jan 17 2016 12:00 AM

Yes, she was a Gracious Lady! It's the little things and small everyday occurrences you will remember. It is these memories that will help push the pain away and bring back the smiles. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you Rich, Rick, Jim, Tim and families.

Pat Fisher and MJ Lundquist Jan 16 2016 12:00 AM

Dear Richie and Family, We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Gladys was a lovely lady. Such a sweet person. With heartfelt sympathy, Eileen, Tom, & Kathy Nelson

Kathy Nelson Jan 15 2016 12:00 AM

Now there was a Lady! I remember her well when I was a Cosmetologist and she came in every week...a Very Gracious women. So let not your heart be troubled About Gladys . Remembering your sorrow is real, but we can be filled with gratitude because God "gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ" and the end is only the beginning

John Bergman Jan 15 2016 12:00 AM