John C. Lorenzen
October 1, 1941  -  September 25, 2018

John C. Lorenzen

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Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas
2845 South Union Street
Opelousas, LA  70570
Saturday, October 6, 2018
2:00- 5:00 p.m.
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LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home
2845 S. Union St.
Opelousas, LA  70570
Saturday, October 6, 2018
5:00 p.m.
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I served in the Army.

Opelousas – Memorial and Military Services for John Crozier Lorenzen will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 6, 2018, in the Skip Montet Memorial Chapel of Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home in Opelousas.

John was a native of New Orleans and a longtime resident of Opelousas. He passed away on
Tuesday, September 25, 2018, at his home in Opelousas.

He was a Foster Care Caseworker with the State of Louisiana DCFS for many years.
Mr. Lorenzen was a U.S. Army veteran who proudly served his country in Germany during the Vietnam War Era. He was a member of the American Legion Post 45 of Opelousas.
Some of his favorite pastime activities that he enjoyed included foxhunting with the Chula Homa Hunt Club, sword fighting with the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), and riding his BMW with the Swamp Scooter Motorcycle Club. He was an avid horseman, bicyclist, motorcyclist, runner, sailor and Civil War Reenactor. He was an outstanding gentleman, who was loved by all and will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Wood Lorenzen of Opelousas; stepdaughter, Stephanie Harper; brother, William Lorenzen III of Tampa, FL; two step grandchildren, Sofia Monteleone and Sebastian Monteleone; and three nieces and nephews who were very close to him, Michael Lorenzen, Elizabeth Lorenzen, and William Lorenzen IV.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Albert Lorenzen II and Marie Louise Crozier Lorenzen; and brother, Michael Hall Lorenzen.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2018, in the Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas beginning at 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.

LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas, 2845 South Union Street, Opelousas, LA, 70570 (337-942-2638) has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.


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  1. Rosann Williford
    Breaux Bridge, LA

    Linda I am sorry to hear of your loss and John's passing. I will keep you and yours in my thoughts and prayers. I am not far away if you ever want to get together. John had a good heart and I'm sure he'll be with his family in Heaven.

  2. Pat Harris
    Lafayette, LA

    Linda, my heart is sad and yours is broken. John was a remarkable and unique man. I liked him, always enjoyed being with him. I wish we could have spent many more nteresting and lively social gatherings among the ASH infidels (us) and their spouses (John). He spiced up the evenings. Again, Linda, I liked John.
    Pat Harris

  3. Gordon Ryder
    opelousas, LA

    I enjoyed riding bikes with John he was such an interesting guy. Linda I'm so sorry!

  4. Tina Guidry
    Port Barre, LA

    I worked with a John for many years. He was such a sweet and genuinely kind soul. My prayers and thoughts are with you. God Bless

  5. Beth T. Sloane
    Opelousas, LA

    So sorry to hear of Johns passing. He used to come to our “retirement Bunch” lunches so this is how I knew John.
    Prayers for his families☦️

  6. Denise Comeaux
    Grand Coteau, LA

    Rest In Peace John. I always enjoyed your sense of humor. My deepest sympathy to all of your family.

  7. Brent A Villemarette
    Opelousas, LA

    I had the honor of working with John in Child Welfare in Opelousas for many years. He was one of the most compassionate and caring foster care workers I've ever known. He always went the extra mile for the children in his caseload, never missing a birthday and often at their school and sport events when no one else was there. God's speed my friend and rest in peace.

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