Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of John T. Lorch, age 71 of Clearwater, will be 11:00 AM Thursday, July 5, at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Clearwater. Burial will be in the St. John’s Parish Cemetery in Darwin, MN. John died peacefully, Friday at the Quiet Oaks Hospice House. There will be a visitation after 9:30 AM on Thursday at the church in Clearwater. Arrangements are being made by the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home , St. Cloud.John was born September 30, 1940 in Litchfield, MN to Jack and Elizabeth (Casey) Lorch. He grew up in Darwin and his family moved to Hoyt Lakes in 1956. John served in the U.S. Air Force from October of 1958 until October of 1962. He married Verlie Zelinsky in New Hradec, ND. The couple lived in Minneapolis for a short time then North Dakota before moving to Hoyt Lakes in 1966. John was a Master Plumber for LTV Steel, formerly Erie Mining Company. He retired in 2000 after 33 ½ years with the company. John and Verlie moved to Clearwater in 2005. He was a member of the St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Clearwater, the American Legion and the Steel Workers Union.John is survived by his wife, Verlie, Clearwater; children, James Lorch, Andover; Kelley (Mark) Yaeger, Ham Lake; Nancy Marrs, Waconia; Daniel (Jen) Lorch, Erie, CO; brothers and sisters, Richard (Kathy) Lorch, Alexandria; Mary (Sheldon) Olson, Spencer, IA; Peg Lorch, Coon Rapids; Tom (Sue) Lorch, New Richmond, WI; Bob (Shirley) Lorch, Fontana, CA; Barb (Dave) Scott, Aurora, MN; and eight grandchildren.John is preceded in death by his parents.Memorials preferred.
Schedule and Information
Visitation will began after 9:30 AM Thursday, July 5. 2012
St Lukes Catholic Church in Clearwater