In Memory of

Juanita M. Lorentzen

February 22, 1920 - February 23, 2019
From: Gowrie, IA


GOWRIE – Juanita M. Lorentzen, 99, passed away on Saturday, February 23, 2019, at Pearl Valley Rehab and Nursing in Gowrie.  Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2019 at the United Methodist Church, Gowrie with Pastor Susan Rohden officiating.  Burial of casket will be in the Gowrie Township Cemetery.  Visitation will be 12:00 (noon) Friday until service time at the church.  Palmer Funeral Home of Gowrie is in charge of the arrangements. 

   Survivors include son, Philip (Paula) Patton of Cedar Falls, 2 granddaughters, Noelle and Elise; step-grandchildren, Linda, Steve, and David.  She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Olivia (Stewart) McIntyre; husbands, Rudolph Patton and Earl Lorentzen; step-son and step-daughter-in-law Bill and Nancy Lorentzen; sisters, Marie Abram and Wilma Maddison.

   Juanita M. McIntyre was born on February 22, 1920 in Linton, Indiana and graduated from Linton High School.  She attended the Institute of Technology in Los Angeles, CA.  Juanita was united in marriage to Dr. Rudolph Patton on March 17, 1946.  They lived in California.  Dr. Patton passed away in August of 1949.  On December 26, 1955, she was united in marriage with Earl Lorentzen of Gowrie.  Earl passed away in February 1, 1976.  Juanita worked as a postal clerk in Gowrie, a buyer for Ladies Ready to Wear Store in Sheldon and retired as Director of the Sarah Porter Beckwith (PEO) home in Mt. Pleasant, IA.  Juanita was a member of the United Methodist Church, a 50 year member of the Order of Eastern Star and a member of the P.E.O. Chapter Original in Mt. Pleasant.

   Memorials may be left for the Salvation Army.

Funeral Services
1:00 p.m. - Friday
March 1, 2019
United Methodist Church
Gowrie, Iowa
Pastor Susan Rohden
Alan Wooters
Dale Brandt
Shannon Miller
Darin Wooters
Jim Willis
Jeff Petersen
12:00 Noon - Friday
March 1, 2019
United Methodist Church
Gowrie, Iowa
Organist - Nancy Vogt
Soloist - Robert Patton
Gowrie Township Cemetery
Gowrie, Iowa


Friday, March 1, 2019 at 11:36 AM
We learned of your Mom’s passing from our Uncle Don. Although we hadn’t seen her since we were kids, we have very fond memories of her when we were growing up. As adults, our Mom would tell us what she heard from Juanita through their Christmas card exchange. Even after our Mom passed away, she continued to send cards to our Dad (which he and we thought to be so kind of her).
We know what it’s like to lose a Mom and so we just wanted you to know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. With sincere sympathy,
“Audrey and Jim Beste’s kids” (Julie, Gina, Bruce and Lail)”
- Lail Beste-Michelson

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 11:43 AM
“Juanita, class personified. We met this magnificent lady when she married my mom's only brother Earl. Enjoyed were her descriptions of the experiences they shared including Earl's love of fishing and of the winters they spent in Texas. Conversations about her life with Phil's dad centered around their life as Dr. Patton who's passing was at far too young an age, began his practice and time spent in California. Of course, when we would stop and see her each April when we were returning from our winter adventure, it was a MUST to view the photos and get the updates on the two young ladies who brought so much joy to her, her granddaughters, Noelle and Elise. Her name will continue to be a part of our family with our granddaughter Kaya Juanita Magnuson. And our memories of her will continue of a loving beautiful person we loved calling Aunt Juanita.”
- Kathy and Don Magnuson

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