Jane Lorenson, 87

Jane Lorenson

    Greenbush – Jane Lorenson, 87, Greenbush, passed away Jan. 1 2016, at  LifeCare Medical Center in Roseau.
    Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Jan. 5 at 11 a.m. at Grace Evangelical Church in Strathcona, with Pastor Robert Ludwig, officiating.
    Jane’s grandsons are pallbearers: Vernon, Michael, Brian and Chad Lorenson; Dwayne Bergsnev; Nathan and Jeremy Schmidt; and Rhett Cummings. Honorary pallbearers are all of Jane’s grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her great-great-grandsons, as well as her special friends, Mayvis, Louise and Cookie.
    Interment will be at the Lorenson Family Cemetery in rural Strathcona with Gieseke Funeral Chapel of Greenbush in charge of arrangements.
    Jane Lorenson was born Jane Odella Anderson on Jan. 13, 1928 in Greenbush, to Ove and Judith (Hoem) Anderson. She graduated from Greenbush High School in May 1946 and became the bride of Melvin Lorenson on June 10, 1946, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Greenbush.
    The couple made their home on a farm east of Strathcona, where Jane was
busy as a homemaker and mother. In 1971, they moved to Greenbush, where they made their home in the house where Jane was born and raised.
    She worked as a dietary aide at the Greenbush hospital and nursing home, retiring in December 1993 after 21 years of service. She enjoyed needlework, quilting, taking pictures and videos and also loved picking berries. She was proud of the fact she made a quilt for each member of her family. She also has a couple of baby quilts for the new little ones yet to come. Jane was so proud of her big family!  She was a member of the Grace Evangelical Church of Strathcona, where she was active in their Ladies Aid and spent many years as one of their presidents. She had a strong faith and not a card was given by her without a praying hands sticker attached.
    Left to mourn her passing are her five children: Merle (Vickie) Lorenson of Strathcona; Marcia (Erich) Schmidt of Sprague, Manitoba, Canada; Judith (Doug) Bergsnev of Brainerd; Ricky (Vandra) Lorenson of Greenbush; and David (Becky) Lorenson of Greenbush. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandsons; brother-in-law, Eldor (Charmaine) Lorenson of Greenbush; sisters-in-law, Lila (Kennis) Anderson of Greenbush and Deloris Lorenson of Greenbush, along with many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
    Preceding her in death were her parents, husband Melvin on Aug. 3, 2014; grandsons Paul and J.R.; sister Stella Anderson; infant brother Olaf Anderson’ daughter-in-law Karen Lorenson; brothers-in-law—Edward, Clifford and Randy Lorenson; and sisters-in-law Lillian Vacura Koehnlein and Delores Stromlund.