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John Leslie Lorentz

November 18, 1940 — May 10, 2023

John "Punkin" Lorentz, a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps, passed away May 10,2023. He was the son of Arthur S. Lorentz, Sr and Cecelia M. Queton Lorentz. John was born in Lawton, OK, on November 18, 1940. He spent the majority of his childhood living with his maternal grandparents, John & Ailene (Bointy) Queton, in Carnegie, OK, where he attended Carnegie Schools.
At the age of 17, John enlisted in the USMC. He valued his service highly and attended the rank of Gunnery SGT. John did 2 tours in Vietnam & 1 tour in Okinawa. During his service John received 5 times good conduct medals, Nat'l Defense Med, Vietnam Service Medal, and the Presidential Unit Citation. In 1967, he completed Explosive Ordinance Disposable Training and Chemical and Biological Explosive Ordinance Disposal Training. After retiring from the Marine Corps, John worked as a civil service employee for the Yuma proving ground for 20 years as contractual work in weapons testing.
John enjoyed participating in gourd dancing at pow-wows all over the country, winning multiple contest awards. He was a member of the Kiowa Gourd Clan and the Black Legging Society. John was a member of the Kiowa Tribe and was of Wichita descent.
John met and married Edith Marie Rusaw, in 1961 and she was also a Marine and from this Union they had 4 sons.
John is survived by his:
Sons: Michael Lorentz, Centenniel, WY
Ronnie Lorentz, Greeley CO
Scott Lorentz, Greeley CO
Granddaughters: Toni Lorentz, Booneville, NY; Andrea Lorentz Santoyo, San Diego, CA; Stevie Lorentz Legrande, Greeley, CO; Rikki Lorentz, Yuma, AR
Great Grandchildren; Gabriella Lorentz, Dakota "Bam-Bam" Lorentz, NY; James Lorentz, Yuma, AZ; Evie Lorentz, Yuma, AZ
Sisters: Vickey Lorentz, Anadarko, OK; Sheila Lorentz, Anadarko, OK; Lori Lorentz Komalty, Anadarko, OK
Aunt: Roberta Strange, TX
Special Cousin: Gladys Walker
He also had numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his: son, John Lorentz, Jr; parents, Arthur & Ceclia Lorentz; maternal grandparents, John & Ailene Queton; paternal grandparents, John & Lena Lorentz; brother, Arthur Lorentz, Jr; Al Lorentz; neices, Lena Lorentz, Vickey Lorentz; nephews, Philip (Bear) Komalty; Zachany Lorentz; Numerous aunts & uncles, & cousins
Pall bearers: David Komalty, Donovan Lorentz, Logan Lorentz, Arthur Lorentz III, Pablo Santoyo, David 'Chief' Williams, Jerry Meins
Honorary Pall bearers: Great Grandsons, Dakota "Ban-Bam" Lorentz, James Lorentz
Funeral Service: 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 20, 2023
Rainy Mountain Indian Baptist Church, Mountain View, OK

Interment: Saturday, May 20, 2023
Rainy Mountain Cemetery, Mountain View, OK

Visitation: 1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Friday, May 19, 2023
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Saturday, May 20, 2023
Ray and Martha's Funeral Home, Anadarko, OK

Under the direction of Ray and Martha's Funeral Home, Anadarko, OK
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Saturday, May 20, 2023

9:00 - 11:30 am (Central time)

Ray and Martha's Funeral Home Anadarko

1115 South Mission Street, Anadarko, OK 73005

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Saturday, May 20, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Rainy Mountain Kiowa Indian Baptist Church

, Mountain View, OK 73062

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Rainy Mountain Tribal Cemetery

, OK 73062

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