Obituary: Kathryn Lorenz, 70, of Hart

January 23, 2024

Kathy Lorenz

Obituary: Kathryn Lorenz, 70, of Hart

August 4, 1953 to January 22, 2024

Kathryn Ruth (VanAgtmael) Lorenz is now rejoicing in Heaven with her parents.  Kathy was born August 4, 1953, to Ella and Bob VanAgtmael. She was the eldest of six children, and spoke so often of her life as a young girl and doing farm chores.

Kathy grew up in Elbridge and moved to Hart after marriage. She and David Lorenz owned and operated Dave’s Party Store from 1986 to 2018.  She had three children, Elizabeth, David, and Michael, whom were the lights of her life, second only to her grandchildren.  She spared no expense on their behalf and got them gifts for nearly every holiday.  The entire family and friends far and wide enjoyed gathering at her pool.  Kathy was an avid reader and also loved telling tales from when she was a kid, or stories from her parent’s childhoods; she loved tracing genealogy and had so much literature on her family roots.

Kathy will be missed to no end by her best friends, Luann Mitteer, Joyce Claeys, and Dale Drumright.  She would want everyone that appreciated and cared for her throughout her life to know she appreciated and cared for you right back.

Kathy is survived by: her children, Elizabeth (Troy) Putnam, David (Jen-girlfriend) Lorenz, and Michael (Stephanie Gannon) Lorenz; grandchildren, Olyvia Putnam, Samantha Putnam, Aeva Schaffer, Jefferson Lorenz, Chase Lorenz, Vanessa Putnam, Cobey Lorenz, and Beckham Lorenz; siblings, Michael (Cheryl) VanAgtmael, Ted (Tami) VanAgtmael, Greg (Julie) VanAgtmael, Tim VanAgtmael, and Robert (Alma) VanAgtmael; and several nieces and nephews.

Kathy was preceded in death by her parents.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 27, 2024, at St. Gregory Catholic Church, 214 South Peach Avenue, Hart with Fr. Juan Palomar presiding. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, January 26, 2024, at Beacon Cremation & Funeral Service, King-Hart Chapel, 2370 North 72nd Avenue, Hart, and Saturday, one hour prior to services at the church. Interment will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Weare Township, in the spring.

Memorial contributions may be made to Crystal Valley Care Fund, PO Box 451, Hart, MI 49420.

Beacon Cremation & Funeral Service, King-Hart Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.