MANKATO — Ronald Edmund Lorensberg, age 77, died Friday, Sept. 9, 2022, at his home, pursuing a limited disease. Visitation will be from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, at Peace Lutheran Church in North Mankato, with a memorial support to observe at 11:30 a.m.
Ron was born March 27, 1945, in Webster, S.D., to mothers and fathers, Arnold and Stella Lorensberg. He graduated from higher faculty in Apparent Lake, South Dakota in 1963. He been given his BFA diploma at the University of South Dakota in 1967, MM diploma from MSU in 1978, and MBA diploma from MSU in 1992. He taught significant university band in Jasper, Minn. from 1967 to 1971, in Flandreau, S.D. from 1971 to 1974. He then taught band in Fairmont, Minn. from 1974 to 2006. He started Huge Band Inc. in 1971 and that lasted right until 1986. He also experienced a quartet named Bob Lorens Band from 1967 to 1969. Though dwelling in Fairmont he was on the board of Ducks Unrestricted and was a member of Pheasant’s Permanently. He was on the board of Chain of Lakes Juvenile Detention Heart, Halfway Household and Group Concert Affiliation. He directed Fairmont Metropolis Band for 20 years, and belonged to the Lions Club in which he served on several offices. Ron begun in true estate in 1976 and built flats in Blue Earth, Minn. in 1979 and Fairmont Pheasant Operate flats in 1985. Ron married Jeanne Maas Schwartz on Aug. 6, 2000, at Shepherd of the Lake in Fairmont. They lived in Fairmont until eventually 2009, when they moved to Mankato, Minn. They are associates of Peace Lutheran Church in North Mankato, Minn. He did sub instructing in Lake Crystal until the pandemic in 2020. He loved heading to the YMCA, participating in playing cards, traveling, and expending time with good friends and family, primarily his 5 grandsons who known as him “Papa Ron.” He is survived by his wife, Jeanne Lorensberg 3 stepchildren, Darren (Miranda) Schwartz of LeSeuer, Minn., Brent (Julie) Schwartz of Denver, Colo., Katie (Matt) Bushman of Rochester, Minn. grandchildren, Garrett Schwartz, Gavin and Liam Bushman, Cody Schwartz, Riley Schwartz quite a few nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his father, Arnold Lorensberg and sister, Debra (Dale) Bublitz of Apparent Lake, S.D. He was preceded in death by his mom, Stella his grandparents aunts and uncles.