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UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield Hall 218
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
Funeral Services Wednesday for
Professor Emeritus Richard Lorentz
phone (715) 836-4741
fax (715) 836-2900

MAILED: April 12, 1999

EAU CLAIRE — Dr. Richard Lorentz, professor emeritus of management and marketing, died Friday, April 9, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire. He was 61.
He joined the UW-Eau Claire faculty in 1971 as an instructor in the department of business administration. An alumnus of UW-Eau Claire, he held both a master's degree and Ph.D. from the University of Northern Colorado. Over his career he taught courses in management, sales, insurance, accounting, economics, finance and small business management. He served as director of the Small Business Institute until 1994, and his student consulting teams received many regional and national awards under his leadership. He was a key player in setting up the College of Business Entrepreneur Program in 1994 and was named the first recipient of the Dennis L. Heyde Chair of Entrepreneurship. He also was a time-keeper for men's and women's basketball at UW-Eau Claire for 25 years and was an avid supporter of university athletics. He retired in May 1998.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara, and his children, Jennifer Lorentz and Elizabeth Lorentz; his mother, Jean (Robert) Kamphaus; his brothers, Robert (Janet) Lorentz and David (Kathleen) Lorentz; his sister Sandra (Jack) Timm; and their families. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 14, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Eau Claire. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in Eau Claire. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Fuller-Speckien Funeral Home where a 7:45 p.m. Masonic Service will be held. Memorials may be directed to the UW-Eau Claire Foundation for the Lorentz/Murphy College of Business Scholarship or the Richard D. Lorentz Entrepreneur/Athletic Scholarship; also to the Midelfort Clinic Department of Oncology and Luther Hospital. The flag atop Schofield Hall will be at half-staff April 14 in memory of Dr. Lorentz.

UWEC [Administrative Offices] [News Bureau]

Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield 218
(715) 836-4741

Updated: April 14, 1999