Friends Remembered: Edsel G. Lorenzen

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Edsel G. Lorenzen

Edsel G. Lorenzen, 88, of Radcliffe, Iowa, died Nov. 16, 2017, at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, Iowa. Lorenzen received the Carnegie Medal in 2006 after, at the age of 75, he removed a 21-year-old man from a burning vehicle in Radcliffe. Lorenzen suffered minor burns to his face and hands, but removed the man, who was not burned. Lorenzen, born in 1929, in State Center, Iowa, married his wife, Donna Mae Elwick, in 1952. Lorenzen was a farmer for more than 50 years, restored antique tractors, and was an active church member, including participating in jail ministry as a member of Gideon’s International for more than 20 years. Lorenzen is survived by his wife, a brother, four children, five grandchildren, and three step grandchildren.