Luella Lohrentz

On Aug. 13, Luella Mae Lohrentz, 82, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, at Kidron Bethel Village, North Newton.

MObit Lohrentzemorial services for Luella (Wiens) Lohrentz will be on Sept. 13 at Shalom Mennonite Church, 800 E. First St. in Newton.

At 3 p.m., there will be time for visitation with family. A celebration of life service will be at 5 p.m. with a fellowship meal (faspa) to follow.

She was born April 4, 1933, in Dalhart, Texas, the daughter of Ed E. and Martha (Androes) Wiens.

She attended schools at Inman, graduating in 1951. She married Vernon Lohrentz June 1, 1953, at Inman. Luella earned a BA degree from Bethel College in 1955 and a master?s degree from the University of South Dakota in 1977. She was a stay at home mother, a pastor?s wife, a teacher, then later a payroll accountant, retiring in 1988. She enjoyed flowers, photography, quilting and playing piano.

Survivors include: her husband, Vernon of North Newton; three sons, Paul (Pam) Lohrentz of Hutchinson, David (Megumi) Lohrentz of Madison, Wis., Tim Lohrentz of Petaluma, Calif.; two daughters, Jean Lohrentz of Newton, and Susan (Carl) Lohrentz-Lind of Seattle, Wash.; a brother, Eldon (Lila Jean) Wiens of McPherson; two sisters, Glenna Heidebrecht of McPherson, and Doris (Gene) Mengarelli of Prescott, Ariz.; and 11 grandchildren.

Memorial gifts are designated for Camp Mennoscah, where Luella met her husband, Vernon Lohrentz, in 1950.