Richard K. "Rich" Lorenz, 49, Kokomo, passed away unexpectedly at 11:26 a.m. Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, at the Community Howard Emergency Room. He was born March 28, 1968, in Kokomo to Dale and Barbara (Scott) Lorenz.
Rich was a 1987 graduate of Maconaquah High School. He was a mechanic for Price Auto Sales for the past 20 years. He enjoyed traveling, seeing things for the first time and had a passion for old abandoned buildings that most people would normally overlook. He loved to restore old things and bring them back to life. He loved antiques, photography, especially photographing old landmarks across the country, collecting cars and "toys," with his corvette being his most recent and favorite purchase. He also enjoyed NASCAR, watching his nephew Laine race and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his parents, Dale and Barbara Lorenz, Kokomo; his daughter, Brittni Lorenz; the two grandchildren she has given him, Zoey and Zayden Lorenz, Kokomo; son, Jordan Lorenz and his fiancé Sarah Fleener, their unborn son that would have been his newest grandchild, Elwood; his sister, Shelly (Mitchell) Hite, Amboy; niece, Kaitlyn (Andrew) Garrett, Ft. Wayne; nephew Laine (Alyssa) Hite, Marion; and a great nephew, Maverick.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents.
A celebration of Rich's life will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston, with Pastor Greg Reed officiating. Burial will follow at Galveston Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, prior to services at the funeral home.
Rich gave the gift of life to others as an organ donor. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association. Light a candle or leave a condolence to his family at www.murrayweaverfuneralhome.com.
Published on November 16, 2017