Obituary Details

George "Bud" Dale Lorenzen

(04/19/1918 - 10/13/1989)
Courtesy of The Lusk Herald, 11/08/1989

George Dale Lorenzen

George "Bud" Lorenzen, age 71, died Friday, Oct. 13, at his home in La Grande, Oregon following an extended illness.

Mr. Lorenzen was born on April 19, 1918 at Lusk Wyo., the son of Jurgen D. and Beulah (Martin) Lorenzen. On Nov. 7, 1937 he was married to Maxine Bowen at Houston, Texas. They came to La Grand from Houston in 1946. Mr. Lorenzen worked as an automobile salesman for the former Walker Motor Company and later for Hand Ford Sales for a total of 30 years.

He was an active member and Elder Emeritus of the First Christian Church in La Grande. He was also a member of the La Grande Aerie #259 Fraternal Order of Eagles and the La Grande Lodge #433 Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks. He was a member and past Noble Grand of the International Order of Odd Fellows in La Grande until they closed the lodge. He then transferred his membership to the Farmers Lodge #49 in Summerville. For many years he was a member of the La Grande Lions Club. He enjoyed hunting and loved his horses and burros.

Mr. Lorenzen is survived by his wife, Maxine of La Grande; sons, Terry of Corvallis and Jay of The Dalles; son-in-law, David Welch of Albany; five grandchildren, Brad, Lisa and Jeff Lorenzen and Doug and Steve Welch; three nieces, two nephews and other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Janice "Jan" Welch on April 16, 1981, two brothers, Harry and Charles Lorenzen; and a sister, Florence Miles.

Services for Mr. Lorenzen were held Tuesday, Oct, 17, at 11 a.m. at the First Christian Church in La Grande with The Rev. Dr. Scott Pricer officiating. Committal and entombment followed at the Grandview Cemetery Mausoleum.

Contributions in memory of George "Bud" Lorenzen may be express to the First Christian Church Memorial Fund, the Oregon Cancer Society or the Union County Home Health-Hospice, in care of Daniels Valley Funeral Chapel, 1502-7th St., La Grande, Oregon 97850.

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