In Memory of Phyllis Lou Lorenzen
Died: March 4, 2020
Phyllis Lou Lorenzen, age 90, of Ida Grove, Iowa passed away on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at the Horn Memorial Hospital of Ida Grove, Iowa.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, March 9, 2020, at the First United Methodist Church of Ida Grove, Iowa. Rev. Chad Lierman will officiate. Committal Services will follow in the Galva Township Cemetery East of Galva, Iowa. A Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, March 8, 2020, at the Christensen – Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa. The Christensen - Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa, is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at www.christensenvanhouten.com
Phyllis was born January 16, 1930, to Abel & Nell (Huendling) Peters at Carroll, Iowa. She was baptized as an infant March 9, 1930, at the Wheatland Presbyterian Church at rural Breda, Iowa. She attended rural school in Carroll County, then graduated from the Ida Grove High School with the class of 1947. She attended Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, where she obtained her teaching certificate. She taught elementary school in Mapleton, Iowa, in 1949.eui
On July 11, 1950, she married Marvin Lorenzen at the Wheatland Presbyterian Church. They were blessed with five children - Ann, Laurie, Bruce, Kristin and Susan.
Marvin and Phyllis raised their family on a farm south of Arthur, Iowa. They joined the Arthur United Methodist Church in 1952 and were faithful members there.
Phyllis was devoted to providing a loving home for her family. She and Marvin enjoyed playing cards with friends and games with their grandchildren. Having their grandchildren and great-grandchildren visit brought them much joy. She was very musically talented and served as a church organist for many years. She was also a wonderful seamstress.
Marvin and Phyllis moved to Ida Grove in 1993. They joined the First United Methodist Church of Ida Grove on September 14, 1997.
Phyllis is survived by her five children: Ann (Paul) DeNeui of Tulsa, OK, Laurie (John) Currie of Odebolt, IA, Bruce (Sandy) Lorenzen of Arthur, IA, Kristin (Harvey) Flewelling of Superior, CO and Susan (David) Fisk of Fredrick, CO. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren: Jeremy DeNeui, Luke (Sarah) DeNeui, Hope (Brandon) Ellis, Bethany DeNeui, Steven (Chelsey) Currie, Mark (Angie) Currie, David (Kelly) Currie, Mindy (Cory) Miller, Holly Lorenzen, Lindsey Flewelling, Jordan Flewelling, Claire Fisk and Lauren Fisk and 15 great-grandchildren: Noah and Isabella DeNeui, Bo, Demory, Raef and Megan Ellis, Kellen and Aaron Currie, Elliott and Claire Currie, Jocelyn Currie, and Avaree, Axton, Aspen and Abbott Miller. She also leaves behind nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Marvin; parents Abel and Nell Peters; and her sister Ruth Windmuller.
Phyllis and Marvin were married for 69 years and the two had truly become one. She was so looking forward to joining him in heaven and meeting her Savior.
11:00 a.m., Monday,
March 9, 2020
First United Methodist Church
Ida Grove, Iowa
Rev. Chad Lierman
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday,
March 8, 2020
Christensen - Van Houten Funeral Home
Ida Grove, Iowa
"Tis So Sweet To Trust in Jesus" ~ hymn
"Under His Wings" ~ solo
"Benediction Medley" ~ recorded by Laurie Currie
Dixie Brueck, Organist
Rev. Paul DeNeui, Vocalist
Galva Township Cemetery East
Our condolences to all her family and friends. ”