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Lyman Lorentzen

June 30, 1927 - February 13, 2016

Memorial Service - Thursday

February 18, 2016
- 1:00 PM

Hope Lutheran Church, North Campus

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Boulger Funeral Home

Lyman Lorentzen

June 30, 1927 - February 13, 2016

Obituary

Lyman Marvin Lorentzen of Fargo, ND passed away peacefully February 13 in his home with his wife of 66 years, Adeline, and family by his side.

Lyman was born on June 30, 1927 in Powers Lake ND to Lemuel and Marie Lorentzen.  He graduated from Powers Lake High School in 1945 and attended Minot State College.  He returned to Powers Lake to work in retail, eventually purchasing the Coast-to-Coast Store from his father.

In 1949, he married the love of his life, Adeline Marie Enget.  They have 4 children: Steve (Caroline) Lorentzen– Pelican Rapids; Susan (Norman) Anderson–Fargo; Lee (Linda) Lorentzen–Taylor, Tx; Lori (Tom) Arechigo–Fargo.  They have 14 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.

Lyman owned and operated the Powers Lake Coast-to-Coast store for many years.  He was active in the Bethel Baptist men’s quartet and he and Adeline loved to sing. Their faith in God was first and foremost in their life and from that God truly blessed them.  In 1968, he moved with his family to Great Falls, Montana to work for the ValuMart corporation, ending his employment with them as store manager.  He later took a salesman job working for the Pitney Bowes corporation and loved traveling through the Montana countryside.

In 1992, Lyman and Adeline moved to Fargo, ND to be closer to family. They enjoyed time with their children and grandchildren, including spending time at the lakes, sharing holidays and attending sporting events and other school activities.

Survivors include brothers Ells (Delores) Lorentzen, Keith (Toosy) Lorentzen, and Weston (Becky) Lorentzen.  He was preceded in death by his parents, step-mother (Myrtle), and sister, Janice. A memorial service will be held at Hope North on Thursday, February 18 at 1PM.

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11 responses to “Lyman Lorentzen”

  1. Rita and Dave Ystebo says:

    Lyman will be missed. I am so glad we got the privilege to know him and his family. Adeline and him were the perfect couple. God received an angel! Prayers to all. Love you

  2. Karla and Bill Clark says:

    Lori,
    So sorry for your loss. Our prayers for comfort and strength are with you and your family. I know that you have many wonderful memories, as do your children and grandchildren. Blessings to all of you.

    Karla and Bill

  3. Patti Ashmore says:

    I have so many wonderful memories of Adeline and Lyman, and am so happy you are all there together to celebrate a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.

  4. Kathy Lorentzen Mulkey says:

    Some of my favorite memories of my childhood visits to Powers Lake include Lyman and Adeline and their family. Lyman’s and Adeline’s house was always welcoming and a fun place to gather. I’m so thankful for the wonderful times I spent there. Prayers for the family. I know he’ll be missed greatly.

  5. Candi Helseth says:

    I have so many fond memories of Lyman and Adeline and your family- Sunday dinners with rice instead of potatoes (a culinary departure from tradition) in Powers Lake, Lyman’s booming laugh and teasing, his astonishment that became good humor when he got stuck with me as a fill in teenage partner at a Rook party at our house when Dad had to go check on a sick cow, and although I seldom saw him in later years, when I did he always showed interest and enjoyed visiting. What a blessing to know he is in Heaven now.

  6. Lola Copeland (When I knew the Lorentzens) Kosmerl says:

    I worked for Lyman when he was the Manager at ValuMart. My husband, Bob Copeland, was a Capt. in the Air Force. I always took the Summers off to travel, and in the Fall I would go to him and ask if there were any jobs. He always said “when can you start”. I worked off and on at ValuMart for three years. The year I started was 1969. I respected him a lot.

  7. Inez Enget Johnson says:

    I am blessed with the best memories of Powers Lake summers and will cherish them forever. Lyman’s love for his family was always prevalent and it spilled over to Brenda and I. Let’s talk patience, 4 children everyday plus 2 nieces for a month EVERY summer. What a special family in which Lyman led the way. He will be cherished for his love of his dear Adeline, his awesome children (MY cousins) and his grandchildren.

    Heaven welcomed a good man who always had a smile, quick wit and a contagious laugh!
    May God bless you and bring comfort and peace to your hearts. He will be missed.

    Love always, Inez Enget Johnson

  8. Frances Woods Broiher says:

    I knew Adeline when she worked at Montgomery Wards I just filled in during Xmas for a couple of years maybe late 1970 & 1971. I later worked for Valu- Mart until they closed I believe it was 1974 and to my surprise Mr. Lorentzen was my boss. He was a very nice man to work for.
    May all of you find peace in your lives.

  9. Wayne and Bonnie Oberlander says:

    We extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  10. Grant Holmen says:

    My deepest sympathy Adeline to you and your family.

  11. Linda Lamance Anderson says:

    I am extending my heartfelt condolences to your family. Your family was always kind to me when I lived in Powers Lake and I always felt welcome in your home. I remember visiting the Coast to Coast store and Lyman was always a welcoming individual.
    I am sure he is sitting next to God in Heaven.

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