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Mary C. Lorentz, 70

Mary C. Lorentz, age 70, of Hastings, died unexpectedly Oct. 1, at United Hospital in St. Paul.

Mary was born July 11, 1943 in Hastings, to Francis and Agnes (Doffing) Dummer. She was a Hastings High School graduate, class of 1961, and married Kenneth W. Lorentz on Nov. 6, 1965, in New Trier. She was a long time Dakota County employee, retiring in 2007, from the Dakota Co. Auditors office. Mary enjoyed traveling and game shows.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Kenneth; sister Jan Burr; and brother Eugene Dummer.

Mary is survived by her daughters, Becky (Tom) Ruiz of St. Paul and Roxie (Chris) Welter of Cambridge, Minn; son, Mike (Cheryl) Lorentz of Des Moines, Iowa; also ten grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren; brothers Gordon Dummer of Calif., and Fr. Don Dummer of Massachusetts.

The Funeral Mass, officiated by Fr. Stan Mader, was 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at St. Mary's Catholic Church of New Trier. Visitation was from 3-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at the Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, 201 East Seventh St., Hastings, and one hour prior to the service at church. Interment followed in the parish cemetery.

Pallbearers were Dean Lorentz, Robert Buck, Andy Magnusson, Jeff Burr, Steve Lorentz and Wayne Lorentz.

Arrangements were handled by the Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, Hastings. 651-437-9419.

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