Ben Lorenzen Jr.

Posted Online: March 06, 2013, 7:16 pm
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Ben L. Lorenzen Jr., 85, of Davenport, died Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at Genesis East, Davenport.
Graveside services are 11 a.m. Monday at Rock Island National Cemetery. To attend, be at Runge, Davenport, by 10 a.m. Visitation is 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Runge.
Ben was born May 6, 1927, in Bettendorf, to Bendixs Sr. and Laura Lorenzen. He married Ella Mae Doris Agelin Sept. 4, 1948. She died March 24, 2000. He married Hazel Sturms in 2002.
Surviving are his sons, Ray Lorenzen and Ben Lorenzen; grandson, Andrew Lorenzen; and niece, Andrea Cox.


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