October 27, 1936-September 12, 2019
Lorene died peacefully, Sept. 12, 2019, at Butler County Hospital in David City, with her family at her side.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at St. Peters Catholic Church in Bellwood. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at St. Peters Church. There will be a 7 p.m. vigil Monday evening, also at the church. Visitation will continue from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Tuesday at the church. Burial will be in the Bellwood Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to: St. Peters Catholic Church- Bellwood, Aquinas Music Department, Lincoln Catholic Charities-St. Gianna House.
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Lorene Elizabeth (Schmit) Kallenbach was born Oct. 27, 1936, at home east of Bellwood, to Peter J. and Gertrude C. (Sims) Schmit. She married Dean A. Kallenbach on Aug. 6, 1955, at St. Peters Catholic Church in Bellwood. Lorene retired from BD after many years of service. Lorene was a woman of great faith who loved to sing at church, make rosaries and play cards. She enjoyed attending kids and grandkids’ events. She loved to travel and was an avid Husker fan.
She is survived by children: son, Ron and Deb (Seda) Kallenbach of Columbus; grandchildren: Chelsea Kallenbach of Columbus, Benjamin and Katie (Andel) Kallenbach of Perry, Iowa; son, Dennis and JuLee (Kuhnel) Kallenbach of Valley; grandchildren: Kerry Kallenbach of Valley, Renee and Kyle Stewart of Wahoo, Aubree and Jerad Kava of York; son, Marty and Mary (Serio) Kallenbach of Little Rock, Arkansas; step grandchildren: Felice (Braxton) and Greer Flake of Tampa, Florida, Lynnette (Braxton) and Don Jack III of Little Rock; daughter, Judy and Jeff Vandenberg of Seward; grandchildren: Jeffrey Jr. and Kelly (Newsome) Vandenberg of Omaha, Jennifer (Vandenberg) and Curt Thomas of Lincoln, Josh and Shelly (Besch) Vandenberg of Omaha; son, Jim and Cindy (Beringer) Kallenbach of David City; grandchildren: Kylee and Chris Carsten Columbus, Adam Kallenbach of Omaha, Alex Kallenbach of Omaha; daughter, Lori Kallenbach of Bellwood; son, Todd and Maria (Millsap) Kallenbach of Seward; step grandhildren: Michael Millsap of Tokyo, Japan, Jesse Millsap of San Diego, Josh and Paulina Millsap of Seward, Billy Millsap of Fortaleza Brazil, Tommy Millsap of Seward; son, Kenny and Janet (Peters) Kallenbach of Bellwood; great-grandchildren: Kaylen and Nora Stewart, Gavin and Anna Kava, Tucker and Taylor Vandenberg, Emery and Dalton Thomas; Cooper, Kason, Kendrey Carsten; step great-grandchildren: Jacob Gates of New Orleans, Don Jack IV of Little Rock, Sarah Millsap of Seward; brother, Orville Schmit of Columbus.
She was preceded in death by husband, Dean and son, Cory; parents, Peter and Gertrude Schmit; stepmother, Rose (Kozisek) Schmit; sister, Dorothy (Schmit) Moyer, brothers, Eugene and Donald Schmit.
Condolences may be directed to www.mckownfuneralhome.com.