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Gloria M. Lorenz, age 77, of Boyceville, WI passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, November 26, 2018, after a brief battle with Pancreatic Cancer.

Gloria was born in Menomonie, WI to Charles and Ida (Saxberg) Micheels. She was raised in Wheeler and graduated from Boyceville High School in 1959.  On August 1, 1959 Gloria married Wayne Lorenz. Together they ran a successful excavating business for over 50 years. Gloria and Wayne enjoyed going out dancing together.

Gloria was a loving mother to Crystel and Wayne II. She was a hardworking, self-driven woman who took great pride in being a housewife, making sure the lawn was always meticulous, the laundry was washed and ironed, and the house was spotless.

Gloria enjoyed spending time at the farm taking care of the animals. She was a wonderful baker, making homemade pies everyone looked forward to at the holidays and church suppers. Gloria especially loved spending time with her family.

Gloria is survived by her daughter Crystel (Karl) Atwood of Barron and son Wayne II (Debbie) Lorenz of Knapp; three granddaughters, Heather (Eric) Bauer of Menomonie, Emma (Jon Flury) Lorenz of Eau Claire, Abby Lorenz of Knapp; great-granddaughters, Madisynn and Brielle Bauer and great-grandson Kaden Bauer; sisters, Hazel Trandum, Helen (Fred) Peabody; sisters-in-law, Lois Fladten, June (Ron) Koenig; and brother-in-law Billy Evenson. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Charles and Ida Micheels; her husband Wayne Lorenz; brothers, Norman Fladten, Robert Fladten, William Micheels; sisters, Marcella Hawkinson, Gladys Goodell; and sister-in-law Alice Evenson.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 at Grace United Methodist Church in Wheeler, WI with Rev. Mary Anne Conklin officiating. There will be visitation from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and at the church one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Burial will be in Hay River Cemetery in the Town of Hay River, Dunn Co. WI.

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