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Loren Netz, 84
by Report submitted · November 30th, 2017

Loren C. Netz, 84, of Marion, passed away on Thursday, November 23, 2017, at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids following a sudden illness. Visitation was from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at Faith Lutheran Church, Marion. Funeral Service was at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at Faith Lutheran Church, officiated by Rev. John Albertson. The family also greeted friends from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to the service. Burial took place at Oak Shade Cemetery, Marion with military honors.

Loren was born on September 26, 1933, in Cleburne, Kansas, to Carl and Fannie (Tidquist) Netz. He graduated from Ft. Dodge High School in 1951. Loren then enlisted in the United States Navy and served from 1951 to 1955. He attended Iowa Central Community College in Ft. Dodge, and then moved to Cedar Rapids where he attended Coe College. He married Barbara Gasho on September 1, 1957, in Fort Dodge. She passed away on February 6, 2002. Loren worked in many trades and businesses throughout his long career, most notably as a produce broker for more than 20 years. He was a charter member of Faith Lutheran Church where he and Barbara both sang in the choir and were caretakers of the church. Loren was gifted with the love of music and the arts. Loren especially enjoyed gardening and loved sharing his produce with his family and friends. He enjoyed many outdoor activities, including biking, fishing and golf.

Loren is survived by his children, Marcia Patterson of Laguna Vista, Texas, Reid Netz of Cedar Rapids, and Karen (Chris) Lint of Center Point; three grandchildren, Lauren Netz, Anna Netz, and Collin Lint; and brother, Dale Netz of Marion.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Barbara; daughter, Lauri; brother, Robert; son-in-law, Larry Patterson; and special friends, Mary Jane Tietjen and Lynn Beckmann.

A memorial fund has been established in Loren's memory.
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