Shirley M. Lorenz
Date of Birth
June 13, 1925
Wann, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
September 30, 2019
Wahoo, Nebraska
Mass of Christian Burial Directions

Friday, October 4, 2019 ~ 10:00 a.m.
St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Interment at Hollst Lawn Cemetery ~ Yutan, Nebraska

Visitation & Rosary Directions

Thursday, October 3, 2019
Visitation ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Rosary ~ 7:00 p.m.
Svoboda Funeral Home ~ Wahoo, Nebraska


St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Wahoo, NE, St. John Lutheran Church, Yutan, NE or Bishop Neumann High School

Shirley M. Lorenz, 94, of Wahoo, NE, entered into eternal rest on Monday, September 30, 2019 at South Haven Living Center in Wahoo, NE.  She was born June 13, 1925 in Wann, NE to Morris E. and Edith E. (Grimes) Miller.  Shirley attended St. Wenceslaus School and graduated from Wahoo High School.  On August 19, 1944, she was united in marriage to William Lorenz in Fremont, NE.

In her early years, Shirley worked at City Café in Wahoo, she was a telephone operator in Wahoo and at the Mead Ordinance Plant and she worked at Boystown.  She worked several years in the dietary department for Saunders County Community Hospital and Saunders Care Center.  During this time Shirley and her husband Bill also owned and operated Bill’s Wahoo Motel.

Shirley was a past member St. John Lutheran Church in Yutan and St. John’s WELCA.  She is a member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church and the Saunders County Historical Society and Genealogy Group.  She was a faith filled woman that loved being a member of St. John’s and St. Wenceslaus Churches.  Shirley enjoyed gardening, roses and attending her grandchildren’s events.  She was a very proud grandma and her family was the world to her.

She is survived by children, William “Bill” (Kathy) Lorenz of Omaha, Robert “Bob” (Pat) Oliver of Omaha and Timothy “Tim” (Mary) Lorenz of Wahoo; grandchildren, Kim Robinson, Bill Lorenz, Todd Lorenz and Dan Lorenz; great-grandchildren, Cody Robinson, Garrett Robinson, Misty Robinson and Aaron Haltman; great-great-grandchild, Emry Jo Robinson; siblings, Katherine (Eugene) Owens, Reenie Breunig and Donald (Peggy) Miller.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William “Bill” Lorenz; daughter, Susan Kay Lorenz; parents, Morris and Edith Miller.

Condolences for Shirley M. Lorenz
  1. Joyce Egr
    • October 2, 2019 - 10 months ago

    So sorry to see another good person leave this Nebraska she loved. Her smile was infectious and always she was kind to me. Our sons loved when Tim came to play as a young man. Nice family, know she is happy to be Home.

  2. Roma Swanson Smith
    • October 2, 2019 - 10 months ago

    My sincere sympathy to all of you. Shirley & my mom, Vera Stamp Swanson, so enjoyed weekly telephone visits up until moms passing in 2012. Shirley will be dearly missed.

  3. Lee and Dica Chipperfield
    • October 2, 2019 - 10 months ago

    We are sorry! We extend our sympathy!

  4. Rose Odvody
    • October 3, 2019 - 10 months ago

    Shirley was a lady I enjoyed visiting with while working at Tier One Bank. May her family enjoy their memories of her as I will enjoy my memories of this beautiful lady.

  5. Steve & Suki Stamp
    • October 3, 2019 - 10 months ago

    Our sympathy to Bill, Bob & Tim. Shirley was such a nice lady & good friend to my mother. Take comfort in the fact she lived a good long life and had a family who loved her.

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