Paul E. Lorenz, 79, a longtime school psychologist, died July 13, 2014, in Billings after battling Alzheimer’s disease and congestive heart failure.
He was born Sept. 28, 1934, in St. Paul, Minn., the son of Albert and Alma Lorenz. He taught for three years in Whitewater, teaching 15 different subjects to high school students.
He then returned to school in Menomonie, Wis., and received a master’s degree in school psychology with a principal endorsement.
He was recruited into the Army in 1957 and was honorably discharged in 1959.
In 1968 the family moved to Billings, where Mr. Lorenz was the only school psychologist and served all the schools. He retired after 31 years of service.
He attended prayer breakfasts and was in on the start of Big Brothers Big Sisters. He sang in the choir when the Billy Graham organization was in Billings.
He also had converted a Malta school bus into a motor home and helped remodel his brother’s farm house.
He had had a quadruple bypass and two stents.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Joyce; a daughter, Paulette of Havre; two grandchildren; sisters, Alice Lorenz of Lauderdale, Minn., and Marge Rodrique of Mendota Heights, Minn.; and a brother, Dorian Valloff of Reeder, N.D.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 18, at Dahl Funeral Chapel. Graveside services will be in Golden Valley Cemetery in Perkins County, S.D.