George "Rollie" Lorenz, 82, of Worden, Illinois, passed away at 7:40 AM on Friday, March 31, 2023 at Highland Health Care Center in Highland, Illinois. He was born March 4, 1941 in Saint Louis, Missouri, the son of the late George W. & Marie Emma (Davis) Lorenz. He was a graduate of Staunton High School & attended Ranken Technical College. He served in the Army National Guard. He married Georgianna Mae Lovejoy & they later divorced. He then married Rhonda Kay Ridens in 1991 & she survives.
"Rollie" was a retired Electrical Design Draftsman for Ameren & attended NET Community Church. He was an avid reader who loved the public library. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, yardwork, & anything that allowed him to be outside. He educated local school children about bats & butterflies and was affectionately known as the "Batman".
He is survived by his wife - Rhonda Lorenz of Worden, IL; son Jason (Shawn Geppert) Lorenz of Staunton, IL, daughter Tara Lorenz Green (Ron) of Worden, IL, son Eric (Courtney) Lorenz of Staunton, IL; sister Irene (John) Davis of Mount Olive, IL, sister Crystal Leaser of Staunton, IL; mother-in-law - Joyce McCracken of Worden, IL; grandchildren Teagan Lorenz, Patrick Green, & Haytham Lorenz. Many nieces & nephews also survive. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Dorothy Schuerman, brother-in-law Noble McCreary, brother-in-law Delmar "Del" Schuerman, & brother-in-law Charles Leaser.
There are no formal services. There will be a luncheon for family from 11 AM to 1 PM, & friends may call from 1 to 4 PM on Saturday, April 22, 2023 at Hamel Community Center in Hamel, Illinois. Memorials are suggested to either The Nature Institute in Godfrey, Illinois or Bat Conservation International.
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