NEW PARIS — John R. Lorenz, 84, of New Paris, died Saturday, June 8, 2019, at home.
He was born July 11, 1934, in Miami County to Raymond and Beulah (Sproal) Lorenz.
Survivors include his children, Vickie (Bud) Etsinger of New Paris, Pam Devine of Goshen and Jeff (Kelly) Lorenz of New Paris; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary (Jim) Combs of Bristol; and three brothers, Merle Lorenz of Goshen, Kenneth (Marilyn) Lorenz of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Gary (Jody) Lorenz of Elkhart.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Joann (Richards) Lorenz, a son, Kim Lorenz, and three sisters, Doris and Phyllis Lorenz, and Martha Lewallen.
Mr. Lorenz worked at Mishler Packing Co., Shipshewana, for 48 years before his retirement.
A member of Dunlap United Methodist Church, John enjoyed farming, hunting and fishing. He especially enjoyed time with his grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen.
A 10 a.m. funeral service will be conducted Thursday, June 13, at Dunlap United Methodist Church, 23674 U.S. Highway 33 East, Elkhart. The Rev. Jerald E. Turner will officiate.
Burial will follow at Violett Cemetery, Goshen.
Memorial gifts may be directed to the Elkhart County 4-H Beef Club or the Goshen Center for Cancer Care.