Martha M. Lorentz, age 92, of Cannon Falls died Friday November 7, 2008 at the Cannon Falls Medical Center.
Martha was born April 14, 1916, the daughter of Paul and Emma (Simon) Endres in Hampton Township, MN. She married Nicholas Lorentz on November 15, 1938 at St. Mathias Catholic Church in Hampton, MN. She loved to be with her husband and was always by his side. Martha loved spending time with her family and embroidering. She was a member of St. Pius V Catholic Church were she served on the CCW Circle.
Martha is lovingly survived by her 15 children, Donna (Roger) Loesch of Hastings, MN, Pat (Ron) Reinardy, Nick "Butch" (Joyce) Lorentz, Jim (Linda) Lorentz, Diane (Jim) Pagel, Sharon (Jim) Swanson-Johnson, Audrey (Morris) Mattson, Mary (John) Dibble all of Cannon Falls, David (Peggy) Lorentz of Red Wing, MN, Paulette (Jim) Conway, Debbie (Lester) Lee, Bernadette (Rod) Johnson, Stephen Lorentz, Michelle (Bruce) Nord and Judy (Tony) Nobach all of Cannon Falls; 55 grandchildren; 74 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren; her sister Helen Gergen of Hastings, MN; sisters-in-law Gert Endres, Mary Hoffman and Pearl Lorentz; brother-in-law Irvin Freeberg; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Edward and Mary Lorentz and Francis and Kay Lorentz.
She was preceded in death by her husband Nicholas in May of 1990; her parents Paul and Emma (Simon) Endres; son-in-law Melvin Swenson; 2 grandchildren Stacy Lee and Kevin Reinardy; sisters Christine Schiller, twin sister Lucille Siebenaler, Ethel Neibur and brothers Ambrose and Julius Endres.
Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 am Monday at St. Pius V Catholic Church, Cannon Falls. Visitation 4 to 8pm Sunday with a 3:30 Rosary; 9 to 10 am Monday all at Lundberg Funeral Home. Interment in the St. Pius V Catholic Cemetery. Casketbearers will be Martha's four sons.