Fred in his 50s at Boeing
Frederick Henry Lorenz
  • 79 years old
  • Date of birth: Sep 9, 1933
  • Place of birth:
    Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Date of passing: Nov 17, 2012
  • Place of passing:
    Issaquah, Washington, United States
Let the memory of Frederick be with us forever

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Frederick Lorenz, 79, born on September 9th, 1933. Fred passed away peacefully on November 17th, 2012, among family in Issaquah, Washington, content to have spent his last years in his own home despite the challenges presented by his declining health. A man of few complaints and grateful for the love which surrounded him, he was able to reflect proudly on a life worth living. As his grandson, Hugo, wrote upon hearing the sad news of his passing, “he said a thing and did it”. That was Fred, a man of action who overcame many obstacles to pursue his dream of becoming a pilot. He was a sincere family man who cared about the feelings and needs of others. He will be missed.

For each of us is created to die, And within me I know, I was born to fly.

— Gary Claud Stokor

He is survived by his wife of 38 years Bonnie, three children Ryan, Sarah, Colin, two grandchildren Alexandra, and Hugo, his sister Dorothy Walega, and her two sons Doug and Don.

A memorial service to honor and celebrate this great man will be held at the family home TBD March 2013. All friends and family are dearly welcome to attend, please contact us at:

If you wish a to leave tribute message or story and do not want sign in please email it to: and we'll post it below. You can also visit his obituary in the Seattle Times here and sign his guest book.   

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Colin Lorenz on 1st January 2013

"December 02, 2012
To Bonnie & children Ryan, Sarah & Colin,

Sarah And I extend our sincere condolences to entire Lorenz Families.
We have known Fred and his family since 1972. I have had the honor & pleasure of working for "Chief Pilot Fred" at Boeing Flight Crew Training and we participated in several Airline training programs together.
"Rest in Peace Fred".
Morgan Barbour,

This tribute was added by Colin Lorenz on 1st January 2013

"December 02, 2012

To Bonnie and Family,
It was an honor and pleasure to work with and for Fred at Flight Crew Training. Please accept our heart felt condolences.
Mike & Joanie Miller"

This tribute was added by Colin Lorenz on 1st January 2013

"December 12, 2012

Bonnie, i was a neighbor of yours and Fred in High Valley..i was saddened to read of his passing. he was a wonderful man and so gentle to the boys when they iced the long ago ! sincerely,
Leila Edwin"

This tribute was added by Ted Mencke on 4th December 2012

"Those of us who have been at Boeing long enough to remember Fred's time here are greatly saddened at his passing.  He was one of the good ones."

This tribute was added by JOHN HOPE on 3rd December 2012

"It was an honor to work with Fred.  As an excellent yet humble pilot with great technical competence, easy to talk to, friendly by nature, he was an immense help to me and my flight simulator  engineering colleagues on the 737 programs.  I'll always remember him warmly."

This tribute was added by Georgina Cone on 2nd December 2012

"Fred was a most a special person. He will surely be missed.

He was our neighbor and special friend. We all cared about him.

We will always remember his wonderful personality.
The Cone Family"

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