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Ashley, ND-Funeral service for Lorenz Sackmann, 96, of Ashley will be 11:00 am, Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at Zion Lutheran Church in Ashley. Rev. Alvin Beyer will officiate.

Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery.

Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the church.

Lorenz died April 13, 2019 at Ashley Nursing Home.

Lorenz, son of Martin and Christina (Maier) Sackmann was born January 18, 1923 in Ashley. He attended elementary school in Jewell District Country School, graduating from Ashley High School with the class of 1942. He went on to attend Dakota Business College in Fargo, ND.

Lorenz was united in marriage to Elsie Bender on November 11, 1945 in her parent’s home in Fargo, ND. He was employed at J.I. Case branch office in Fargo until 1948. He and his father, Martin, partnered in a Case Implement Business known as Sackmann Sales and Service. Lorenz continued to run this business until September 1977. After only one year of retirement, Lorenz began part-time work at Coast to Coast and working summers at Kessel Implement. He continued work at Kessel’s well into the 1990’s.

Lorenz was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and always had time to volunteer at church and the nursing home. He was a long-time usher for funerals and on Sundays at church. Lorenz and Elsie sang at numerous funerals and were requested often because they could sing in German. For many years prior to being a resident at Ashley Nursing Home and while a resident, Lorenz enjoyed calling Bingo.

Grateful for having shared Lorenz’s life are his wife of 73 years, Elsie and daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Wayne Struble of Phoenix, AZ.

Preceding Lorenz in death were his parents and sister and brother-in-law, LaVina and Reinhold Hochhalter.

Honorary Casketbearers will be Stanley Dobler and Dean Walker.

Casketbearers will be Ron Stenslie, Keith Hochhalter, Ken Hochhalter, Paul Miller, LeRoy Neifer and Jim Heupel.

Carlsen Funeral Home of Ashley has been entrusted with arrangements.