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Dale Harry Lorenz

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Dale Lorenz OSMOND — Funeral services for Dale Harry Lorenz, 79, Osmond, will be held at 10:30 a.m., Feb. 3, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Osmond, with Pastor Scott Kirchoff officiating.

Pallbearers will be Darren Koch, Jim Schmit, Jim Krienert, Nick Krienert, Travis Gutz and Craig Hayes.

Honorary pallbearers will be his grandchildren.

Visitation will take place from 4-7 p.m., Feb. 2, at Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Dale died Friday, Jan. 27, 2023, at Faith Regional Health Services, Norfolk.

Stonacek Memorial Chapel, Osmond, is in charge of the arrangements. Dale was born March 25, 1943, in Osmond to Harry and Edna (Schumacher) Lorenz. He was baptized April 25, 1943, and confirmed April 14, 1957, both at Immanuel Lutheran Church. He attended school at District 29W, Immanuel Lutheran School and Osmond High School, graduating from OHS in 1961. He married Connie Hayes Sept. 15, 1963, at Plainview Methodist Church, Plainview. After their marriage, the couple farmed four miles south of Osmond, until moving onto the home place in 1973, when Dale’s parents moved into town. He continued farming until 2001. Dale worked at the Osmond Republican running the press from 19982016. The couple joined the Norfolk Archery Club in 1971 and were the longest-running members of the club, with Dale serving on the board of directors. He won many archery awards, including winning the Duel of the Superstars at the Grand American Pro-Am Archery Tournament in 1982, for which he was featured on the cover of the Professional Archers Association magazine.

Dale enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing, and made several trips to Colorado hunting bear and elk.

He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. Dale is survived by his wife, Connie, Osmond; children and spouses, Brian and Regina Lorenz, Osmond; Angie Mueller and special friend, Brian Pirnie, Fremont; Jennifer and Michael Mewes, Colorado; and Eric and Jeri Lorenz, Grand Island; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Kathy (Ken) Duvall, Pierce; Barbara (Tom) Zins, Pahrump, Nev.; Jacqueline (Gary) Gustafson, Roseville, Minn.; Mary Nechodom, Scandia, Minn.; Melanie Ehlers, St. Paul, Minn.; and Annie Hayes (Michael Smith), Seattle, Wash.; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; parents-in-law, Melvin and Elaine Hayes; brothers-in-law, Richard Hayes and Tommie Hayes; and grandson, Josh Petersen.