Gleneva Grace Lorenzen, age 86, of Arthur

Gleneva Grace Lorenzen, age 86, of Arthur, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, October 6, 2022, at the Horn Memorial Hospital of Ida Grove, Iowa.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Thursday, October 13, 2022, at the Silver Creek United Methodist Church of Galva, Iowa. Pastor Nancy Peterson will officiate. Committal Services will follow in the Galva East Township Cemetery of Galva, Iowa.

A Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., on Wednesday, October 12, 2022, at the Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa.

The Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa, is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent online to

Gleneva Grace Lorenzen the daughter of Glenn and Grace (Nippert) Allen, was welcomed into the world on September 7, 1936, in Galva, Iowa. She grew up in the Galva area and as a child earned the nickname “Red’ due to her beautiful auburn hair. Gleneva graduated from Galva High School with the class of 1954 and further her education at the University of Nebraska School of Nursing in Omaha, Nebraska, where she obtained her degree in Registered Nursing.

On November 8, 1958, Gleneva married the love of her life Marc Eldon Lorenzen in the United Methodist Church in Galva. The couple settled on a farm in the Arthur, Iowa, area raising their children: Ron, Bob, Jan, and Joyce. The couple have resided and shared a life on the farm for the last 63 years.

Gleneva’s hobbies included: gardening, canning, swimming, sewing, and quilting. She adored all of God’s creatures but especially riding horses. Gleneva was a faithful member of the Silver Creek United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school and volunteered for UNICEF.

Throughout her life, Gleneva helped on the farm and worked at the local Horn Memorial Hospital as a relief nurse. With a heart of gold and a soft spot for children, Gleneva treasured spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed attending all of their school activities. Gleneva loved sports and could be heard cheering on her Alma mater Nebraska “Go Big Red”.

Gleneva will be fondly remembered for saying “Don’t do anything, I wouldn’t do”. She was a friend to everyone and a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 63 years, Marc Lorenzen of Arthur, IA; children: Ronald Lorenzen of Arthur, IA, Robert (Wendy) Lorenzen of Ida Grove, IA, Joyce (Jay) Rasmussen of Orient, IA, and Janice (Paul) Jakopin of Marshfield, WI; seven grandchildren: Sara (Joe) Tucker, Scott (Courtney) Lorenzen, Riley Rasmussen, Jordan Rasmussen, Keri Rasmussen, Alec Jakopin, and Jess Jakopin; six great-grandchildren: Libby Tucker, Broly Tucker, Trey Lorenzen, Tessa Lorenzen, Tatum Lorenzen, and Tamryn Lorenzen; sister Mary Stille of Schaller, IA; and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Gleneva was preceded in death by her parents Glenn and Grace Allen and brother-in-law Donald Stille.



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