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.