John was preceded in death by his wife Josephine, and a brother Charles. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Ann (Betty); a daughter, Barbara; brother, Rolland (Jean). Also surviving are his stepchildren, Charles A. (Catherine) Drumm and Anne M. (Drumm) Heidemann.
John was a proud U.S. Navy Veteran who returned from duty to join the family automobile business known as Lorenz Brothers Buick. John enjoyed a long career at Lorenz Brothers and retired as its president. There will be a private burial at the DeWitt Cemetery.
A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2013, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, 325 W. Washtenaw St., Lansing. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Sparrow Foundation, Heart Fund.