She was baptized and confirmed at Salem Lutheran Church in Nelson and graduated from Nelson High School in 1939. She worked in secretarial positions in Nelson, Lincoln, Hebron and Grand Island. She spent many happy hours with the Boy and Girl Scout troops and Sunday School classes. She especially enjoyed her flowers and traveling to see her grandsons.
She married John Overing from York on Dec. 30, 1951. To this union three children were born, one daughter Sue (John) O’Shea of Ann Arbor, Mich.; two sons, John (Patty) Overing of Danville, Ky. and Michael (Theresa) Overing of Pasadena, Calif. They were blessed with seven grandsons: Brennan (Maggie) and Cailen (Amber) O’Shea, James (Stephanie) and Matthew (Kylee) Overing, Robert, John and Andrew Overing, and new great granddaughter Olivia Madison Overing (James and Stephanie).
Survivors include her husband, John of York; their children; sisters-in-law, Rose and Jean Schleif; brother-in-law, William Biggs and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Lorena was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Juanita and Aletha and brothers Marvin and Lin.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the First Evangelical Lutheran Church of York or Salem Lutheran Church of Nelson.
Services will be held Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 at 10 a.m. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1211 East 14th Street, York, NE, 68467. Interment will be in York’s Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.