Friday, May 17, 2013
Our friend Loren never met a stranger. If he ever heard of anyone needing help he was the first one there. He was song leader at our church back in Missouri and had a beautiful tenor voice. He always met us with a smile a loved to joke and kid around. Several months ago Loren started having some health problems and the drs. in Mo. were unable to find the cause so they sent him to Mayo. He was diagnosed as having a rare disease called Amyloidosis. His bone marrow was producing an abnormal protein that was attacking his body. He had been in long term acute care in a NW Missouri hospital for two months and was actually starting to improve some. They gave him a new drug that Mayo recommended a few days ago and he had a reaction to it and in his weakened state his body couldn't bounce back. Loren is singing with the angels now. His pain is healed but there is a deep ache in the hearts of those who loved him. Rest in peace our dear friend.