Charles Richard Lorenz
June 14, 1933 - September 11, 2018

Charles Richard Lorenz

Charles Richard Lorenz
Jun 14, 1933 - Sep 11, 2018

Charles Richard Lorenz
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Charles Richard Lorenz (Dick)
Son, Brother, Husband, Dad, Uncle, Grandpa, Great grandpa, Friend
Dick was a hard working man. A craftsman, car mechanic and well known boat
Mechanic. He worked on many yachts including some owned by celebrities like
Bob Hope, John Davidson and John Wayne. He often would deliver or return boats for
His clients to and from Alaska, Canada and other destinations. He loved his profession
and was very good at it. There wasn't anything he couldn't fix, although he never learned
how to start the dishwasher.
He was always tinkering on projects at home as well as many remodels .
He loved old engines. In fact he turned an old engine into a can crusher and would proudly
Display it at car shows. He was a part of the Model T club in Tacoma.
He loved swimming, theme park rides, camping and boating.
He would buy older wood boats, fix them up, enjoy them and sell them.
He named them Cheepee 1, Cheepee 2 and Cheepee 3.
He married to Shirley B. Lorenz over 51 years ago. He missed her so much since
She passed away in 2011. He loved his family and friends and enjoyed having groups
of people over for BBQ's and gatherings. Everyone was made to feel welcome.
He never turned down an invitation for a meal or social activity.
A Seahawk fan from the beginning. He was so proud when they won the Super bowl!
He will be greatly missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Franklin Lorenz and Ellen Sophia Berg Lorenz,
His wife Shirley B Lorenz, Brothers Don Lorenz and David Lorenz.
He is survived by sister Susan Fehrenbach (Frank). 4 adult kids, Cathy Lorenz, Terry Lorenz,
Ken Lorenz, and Jeff Lorenz (Pam).
3 step daughters Terri Olson (Ron), Valerie Berger (Kim), and Bobbie Lundberg (Dan).
Many grand children and great grand children.

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Gary Pehrson on Sep 17, 2018

Dick, you were a lot of fun and we had some good times.You could always seem to fix anything.What a fun sharing guy you were. Thanks for the memories. Dick R.I.P.

Dean & Paula Jorgenson on Sep 17, 2018

We are so sorry for your loss. We will always remember Dick as the encourager. He had a sense of witt around him that coukd make us laugh. His love for family & friends was always evident.
We will miss his infecious laugh & words of love.
We will miss you Grandma Dick!

Ron Olson on Sep 17, 2018

Dick, I will miss you!



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