Marvin G. Lorenz, 94, passed away Friday, December 23, 2016 in a local hospital. A funeral service will be at 10:00 am on Thursday, December 29th in the Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel, 0 Hwy 77 South.
Marvin was born December 29, 1921 in Burkburnett, Texas to Sidney and Rosa Lorenz. He married Ruby Dillard on April 6, 1942 in Yuma, Arizona and the couple remained happily married for 63 years. In 1942 he enlisted in the U. S. Navy and served as a medic where he participated in the Battle of Iwo Jima, the occupation of Japan and in the Korean Conflict. After returning home from the war, Marvin worked for Conoco Oil for almost 40 years and retired in 1985. Some of his joys of life, in addition to his family, were playing golf, being an Ambassador for Lyndale Senior Living (formerly Royal Estates) and playing cards and dominoes with friends. Marvin was a member of Pioneer Drive Baptist Church.
Preceding him in death were his wife Ruby Dillard Lorenz and his son Ronnie Lorenz.
He leaves to cherish his memory: a daughter, Glenda Marshall and husband Lee of Weatherford, TX.; a daughter in law Darla Lorenz Pfeifer and her husband Walt; grandchildren, Robyn Wertheim and husband Paul, Brooke Nichols and husband Brady all of Abilene, and Jennifer Starritt and husband Randee of Vista, CA.; great-grandchildren, Christopher and Lauren Wertheim, Conner and Allie Nichols, and Braeden and Cannon Starritt; and a brother, Sid Lorenz.
The family sincerely thanks Dr. G. Toby Williams and his staff, especially Angie, for not only their wonderful medical care of Marvin over the years, but also for their friendship.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests charitable donations be made to FaithWorks of Abilene in memory of Marvin Lorenz, 1229 North Mockingbird, Abilene, Texas, 79603.
We send the family our sincere condolences and thoughts of peace and courage. As you comprehend this profound loss... let yourself cry knowing that each tear is a note of love rising to the God of the heavens (Psalms 83:18). He knows your pain and suffering and will help you cope with your grief. Have faith in God's promise at Acts 24:15 of having the hope of seeing your loved one again. It is comforting for us to know that God does not cause suffering and that one day it will end. James 1:13; Rev. 21:3,4.