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Tom Lorenz

Thomas Joseph Lorenz, 72, died on April 27, 2022 in Las Vegas, NV. He passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, after a brief illness.

Tom, son of the late Victor and Lolo Lorenz, was born on March 27, 1950, in Langdon, ND. He grew up on the family farm near Nekoma and attended Nekoma Public School until he transferred to Langdon High School, where he graduated Co-Salutatorian. He attended the University of North Dakota and received a BA in Public Administration. He was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity and graduated with honors. Tom completed his graduate work in Accounting and became a Certified Public Accountant.

Tom worked for Control Data in Minneapolis in various accounting positions and then transferred to Asia as Field Accounting Manager. In this position he implemented new accounting systems in Japan, Korea, Singapore and Taiwan. He eventually became Controller, Distributor Operations in China, Thailand, India, Australia and Malaysia. His work also involved traveling to many European countries. He retired in 2003 as Controller of the Asia Pacific Region for Syntegra. During these years he lived In Japan, Singapore and Taiwan. His retirement years were spent living in Las Vegas.

Tom is survived by his siblings: Jerry (Yvonne) Lorenz of Doylestown PA; Vickie (James) Theis of Carmel, IN; and Mike (Jill) Lorenz of Henderson, NV and eight nieces and nephews.

Burial of ashes will be held on August 12 at 4:00 p.m. at Calvary Cemetery in Langdon, ND.

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Guestbook

Tom is an amazing fraternity brother. In all the years in college and after, he was one of those guys that always saw the positive in everyone. I never heard Tom say a negative word about anyone. One of those good souls, with a big heart. We all could learn from his example. I will make a donation to Medora Wish Endowment in Tom’s honor

Don Clement May 31 2022 9:50 PM

Jerry, Vickie and Mike, We are so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing and send sympathy to all your family. I have great memories of Tom growing up in Nekoma, he was always funny and so kind. Tom and I went to the Nekoma HS Prom together in 1965, I was in 8th grade, he was a Freshman. Small town benefits, everyone got to participate in school events. He was always so smart, it’s no surprise he had such an amazing career!

❤️John and Marlys Wilhelmi Verwey

John Verwey May 29 2022 12:39 PM

A candle lit in memory of Tom

Enid Berggren Steinkuehler May 22 2022 5:42 PM

“Tommy Joe,” as he was known in the extended family, was a winter storm baby. Lolo’s eyes would light up when she told the story of how the two of them had to be flown back to the farm from the hospital in Langdon because roads were blocked. I’m so grateful to have had this warm, wonderful guy as a cousin. Much love and deepest sympathy to Jerry, Vickie, Mike and families.

Kathe Kertz Stanton May 22 2022 11:17 AM

My memories of Tom are all fond. I only knew him when our visits crossed paths in Langdon. He was a man of eastern mysteries and exciting discoveries of latest technology. The last time I remember spending time with him he’d spent Christmas with the Margaret Kertz crowd during a blizzard and he decided to go to his hotel 5 blocks away at about 11PM in waist deep snow. We thought he was insane.... but then he grew up in Langdon... he did call 35 mins later to confirm he made it...

Chris & Kathe Stanton May 21 2022 6:25 PM

kind a grew up with tom, Mike and I are good friends. Tom was always fun to talk to. I will miss him, My sympathy to the Family Kevin Stein

kevin stein May 21 2022 6:14 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Tom Lorenz

Patricia Slaybaugh May 21 2022 11:02 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Tom Lorenz

Tom Kram May 21 2022 9:50 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Tom Lorenz

Ted and Linda Dahl May 20 2022 6:34 PM

I have the fondest memories of growing up with Tom while playing in the rock band in high school. Those were, indeed, the best of times. I feel especially fortunate that I was able to speak to Tom just after my Mom's funeral in March. My deepest sympathy to the entire family.

Tom Nelson May 20 2022 5:53 PM

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