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James Franklin Lorenzen

February 10, 1953 - October 28, 2017
From: Spencer, IA
James Franklin Lorenzen

James Franklin Lorenzen

Born: February 10, 1953
Died: October 28, 2017
Age: 64

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James Franklin Lorenzen, the son of Frank and Clara Radgey Lorenzen was born February 10, 1953 in Spencer, Iowa.  He received his education from Spencer High School.  Following his schooling, Jim worked for the Railroad for 6 years and then for Don O’Hara for two years along with doing custodial work on his own.  He then worked at Woodall Sheep Farm.  For the past 25 years, Jim worked as a bartender at Cindy’s and for the past 6 months he also worked at Hartley Nursing Home.

     On October 11, 1991, Jim married Shelly Miller at the Ninth Street Baptist Church in Spencer.  In his spare time, Jim enjoyed watching the Chicago Cubs and the Miami Dolphins play and he also enjoyed watching westerns.  Jim was a member of the Ninth Street Baptist Church and loved attending Sunday services.

     Jim passed away on October 28, 2017 at the Spencer Hospital at the age of 64.  He is preceded in death by his parents; sister Linda and brother, Larry.

     He is survived by his wife, Shelly of Spencer; one brother and his wife, David and Jackie Lorenzen of Kansas; other relatives and many friends.

Memorial Services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at the Warner Chapel in Spencer.
Rev. Dr. Howard Avery
Rev. Ross Harmonson
Tom Howe
Chuck Rabel
Kent Zalaznik
Gregg Foote
John Zinn
"Amazing Grace"
"In The Garden"
"How Great Thou Art"
North Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery
Spencer, Iowa


Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 12:37 PM
“So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. we were friends for many years. Jimmy and you were so helpful when Roger passed. Jimmy ws a good man and could fix the best drink ever! your strong belive if God will get you through this sad time.God bless you Shelly...”
- Cathy Greiner
Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 6:02 PM
“I am so sad to see this. Jimmy was always a treat to talk to at Cindy's. He will be missed. Take care Shelly!”
- Jodie Toft
Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 9:26 AM
“Shelly, So sorry to hear of Jimmy's passing. So glad though, that he is not suffering anymore. He fought the good fight and is in a better place until you meet again.
- Susie Stevenson
Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 8:08 AM
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 4:55 PM
“Shelly, So sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed Jimmy!! He really knew haw to give Les a 'hard' time!!!”
- les and Karen
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 4:25 PM
“Shelley, You have our deepest sympathies. Will keep you lifted in prayer that you'll feel God's presence and grace in the coming days. ”
- Susan and Alan Mills
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 4:25 PM
“Jim was a good guy ... a good 'drink maker' ..... and had a friendly personality. He was usually the 'go-to' guy for information about what was happening in Spencer.”
- Clark Marshall
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 4:25 PM
“I am so sad to hear of Jim's passing, I bussed tables and hosted at Cindy's throughout high school and loved working with such a fun character. Definitely one of those people who impact your life in an incredible way. ”
- Blake Carlson
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 4:24 PM
“Rest in peace. My prayers to all in Jim's family. ”
- Mari Lu Larson
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 12:02 PM
“You have my sympathy, Shelly. Jimmy was a great guy.”
- Paul Brenner
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 8:01 AM
“Shelley, so sorry to hear about Jimmys passing. He was always such a pleasant guy to talk to and always knew who you were anywhere you met him. God's blessings for you Shelley. ”
- Norb and Kim Manwarren
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 8:01 AM
“So very sorry for your loss. Jimmy mixed the best drinks at Cindy's. We will miss him. ”
- Jim & Linda Casey
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 8:00 AM
“Shelly we were so very sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Our prayers are with you. ”
- Lance and Shirley Selzer
Monday, October 30, 2017 at 7:04 PM
“Golly, I am so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He was a friend for many years. Always enjoyed bantering back and forth with him at Cindy's or the Twilight or Mathison's over the years. I'm going to miss him. God bless you, Jim! ”
- Mark Carey
Monday, October 30, 2017 at 7:03 PM
Just heard of Jim's passing on the radio. My heart sunk.....I know your faith of our Loving God will wrap his arms around you and give you all the strength you need during these trying days. Our prayers are being lifted up for you and your families. May you find PEACE to bring you comfort....and all those loving memories will be held in your heart forever. We are truly sorry for your loss. ”
- Bob & Audrey Schmidt
Monday, October 30, 2017 at 7:03 PM
“Shelly you have our deepest sympathy. It was always a pleasure to talk with Jim at Cindys. He was a great bartender.”
- Brad & Tracey Pierson
Monday, October 30, 2017 at 3:42 PM
“I am so sorry to hear about Jimmy. He was such a fixture and friendly face to see when you went to Cindy's. My thoughts are with his family and friends.”
- Becky Severeid
Monday, October 30, 2017 at 3:42 PM
“Shelly and Melanie so sorry for your loss, you are in my prayers. Kay”
- Kay Scott
Monday, October 30, 2017 at 3:11 PM
“Jimmy was always a good guy. I enjoyed working with him!”
- Barbie Walker
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