Age 86, of East Lansing, MI, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 30, 2013. He was born October 1, 1926 in Lansing, MI, the son of R. K. and Viola (Drumm) Lorenz.
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.