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Donna L. Lorenz

Donna L. Lorenz

Dec. 27, 1970 - Feb. 20, 2006

BENSON -- Donna Lee Lorenz, 35, of Benson died Monday at her home after a short battle with cancer.

The service will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bethesda Heritage Nursing Home Chapel in Willmar.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson and for one hour prior to the service at the nursing home.

She was born Dec. 27, 1970, in Benson to Donn H. and Alonah (Lee) Lorenz. She grew up in Benson and graduated from Benson High School. She earned a registered nursing degree from St. Olaf College. She worked at Meadow Lane Health Care Center in Benson from 1993 to 1996 and served as director of nurses for a time. She worked as a registered nurse supervisor at Bethesda Heritage Nursing Home in Willmar from 1996 to 2003, and then as their MDS coordinator.

She was a member of the American Nurses Association and the NRA.

She is survived by her parents of Benson; siblings: William Lorenz of Benson, Tina (and Dorn) Fischer of St. Cloud, Kara (and Randy) Traut of Benson; fiancé: Jim Lewandowski of Watertown, S.D.; and two grandmothers: Alma Lee of Benson and Oralie Lorenz of Elk River.

She was preceded in death by her grandfathers.