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NORMAL — Dr. Carl E. Lorentson, 79, Normal, formerly of Watseka, died at 3:30 p.m. Friday (Dec. 16, 2005) at Heritage Manor, Normal.

His funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at Trinity Church, Watseka, with the Rev. Jeremy Vance officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the church. Burial will be Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka.

Memorials may be made to Heritage Manor in Normal.

Segur-Knapp Funeral Home, Watseka, is in charge of arrangements.

He was born July 24, 1926, in San Diego, Calif., the son Carl Edwin and Winifred Davey Lorentson. He married Barbara Jane Bowing on Oct. 24, 1958 in Kenosha, Wis. She died March 19, 1993.

Survivors include one son, Jeff (Susan) Lorentson, Fishers, Ind.; two daughters, Nancy (Matt) Holan, Normal, and Diane (Ted) Kerrn; and three grandchildren, Katie Lorentson, Kari Lorentson and Sarah Kerrn.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.

He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II. He graduated from Harvard University Medical School in 1954. He was a general surgeon who practiced in Asheville, N.C.; Grand Forks, N.D.; and Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka.

He was a member of United Methodist Church.

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