Laura Bell Lorenz, 97, of Trimont, died on Nov.19, 2018

Laura Bell Lorenz, 97, of Trimont, died on Nov.19, 2018, at Season's Health Care in Trimont. Funeral service will be held at St. Paul's Ev. Lutheran Church, St. James, on Monday, Nov. 26, at 10:30 a.m., with visitation at the church one hour prior. The clergy will be Rev. Martin Lopahs. Interment will be at St. Matthew's Lutheran Cemetery in Butterfield. Arrangements are with Sturm Funeral Home in St. James. On line condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com.

Laura Bell (Watkins) Lorenz was born to Roy and Ollie May Watkins on March 31, 1921 in Royal, Iowa. She moved to Minnesota at the age of five and attended country school in Butterfield. Laura married Alvin Bennie Lorenz in St. James, on Dec. 9, 1936. She worked on the farm with her husband for many years including an antique business of Rainbow Antiques. In her free time, she enjoyed crocheting, writing poems and short stories.

Laura is survived by son, Jerry (Bonnie) Lorenz, Ohio; her grandchildren: Cory (Kelly) Lorenz of St. James, Amber (Robb) Smith of Windom; honorary granddaughter Brandee (Jason) Jepsen of Odin; great-grandchildren: Cole and Callie Jackson, Macy and Caleb Lorenz; and honorary great-grandchildren Aleesha, Jesse, Baylee, and Mareena Jepsen; sisters-in-law, Lois Watkins of St. James, Viola Watkins of Comfrey, Lila Mathias of St. James. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Lorenz; son, Bobby Lorenz; brothers, Vance and Arthur; sisters, Beverly Jane, Jennie and Zeli.