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David Lorenzen

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David Allen Lorenzen, 70, rural Hardwick, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage in Luverne.
A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Zion Lutheran Church in Hardwick. Burial will be in the Trosky Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at the Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne.
David Lorenzen was born on Feb. 26, 1949, to Elvin and Betty (Schmidt) Lorenzen in Luverne. He was baptized on June 12, 1949, at the United Methodist Church in Lake Benton. He received his confirmation on June 2, 1963, at Zion Lutheran Church in Hardwick. David graduated from Luverne High School in 1967.
David played college basketball and graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth in 1971. He taught physical education and health at high schools in Biwabik and Lakefield and served as head boys’ basketball coach at both schools. David had the opportunity to play basketball in Europe, and upon his return, he moved to Kenneth in 1975 where he worked for Moorman’s Feed and farmed. He later moved to Hardwick.
David was a member and past elder of Zion Lutheran Church in Hardwick. This is where on Aug. 26, 2001, he made his profession of faith.
David loved the game of basketball and played on countless ball teams in his younger years. He enjoyed the horses and cattle that he raised and riding around the countryside to check out the crops and visit with everyone along the way.
David served on his township board and delivered the Luverne Announcer for many years.
Survivors include his daughters, Shawn Lorenzen of Omaha, Nebraska, Heather VanArsdale of Bellevue, Nebraska, and Naomi (Aric) Gordon of Lakefield; three sets of twin grandchildren, Derek and Emily Pederson, Owen and Audra VanArsdale, and Evan and Avah VanArsdale; a sister, Dianne (Rodger) Ossenfort of Luverne; and two nephews, Matthew (Shawn) Ossenfort of LaVista, Nebraska, and Monti (Shannon) Ossenfort of Foxborough, Massachusetts.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Arrangements are provided by Hartquist Funeral Home of Luverne,
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