Posted by Jim Bailey on January 1, 2021
Gone, but not forgotten.
Posted by Linda Orlowski on November 24, 2020
It’s with sadness that I learned about the passing of Loren. I think most people would attest that once you met Loren, your life would be changed forever! Loren was a man with a big heart, always trying to bring the best out in others. His humor and relaxed persona put you at ease and made you laugh too! Mike and I called him earlier this year to ask if he and Carol wanted to meet us at Byblos and even though that particular day didn’t work out, in our hearts remembering Loren is like having a happy feast every day! We are so fortunate that our paths crossed with Loren’s and he will be our mentor forever.
Linda and Mike Orlowski
Posted by Jim Staneluis on November 13, 2020
NO MATTER HOW OLD WE ARE WHEN WE PASS, IT IS ALWAYS TOO SOON. I will dearly miss this man. I count him as a friend, business partner, and confidant. He was a kind and gentle soul. He approached life with the intent of being of service to others. I hate Monday. Although, he had been sick for a long time, he usually took my calls. Like all great salesmen, he would perk up and listen to me complain. I could hear his voice change, we’d laugh. He always put up with my silliness for 13 years. I will truly miss him but learned valuable lessons on service to other. My wife’s face would light up when she told me that she had seen Loren at the store. He had the same effect on her as he did on me. My wife and I look forward to seeing him on the other side.
Posted by Jim Bailey on November 12, 2020
A portion of my column today today's column in The Herald Bulletin (Anderson, Indiana):
My cousin Loren Frendt spent several summers helping my dad on the farm during my childhood. Loren, who went to Anderson High School and lived here for many years, succumbed to heart problems October 26 at age 87 in Toledo, Ohio.
He was one of a kind, and you never knew what prank he'd come up with. His introduction to my then-fiancee consisted of him walking up and trying to put the make on her.
Loren starred in football at Anderson High School and then-Anderson College before entering the business world. His three oldest sons, Mark, Marty and Scott, also participated in sports at AHS, and Scott was the Indian mascot.
We were two of 18 cousins on the Miller side. Now 11 remain, of which I'm right in the middle agewise.
His youngest son Todd, trying to bring meaning to the context, found it in another scripture: “If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake and for the sake of the Good News, you will save it.” – Mark 8:35 (New Living Translation)
Posted by Tyler Frendt on November 3, 2020
I’m not quite sure how I could possibly list all of the adventures gramps and I have been on or even the small moments we’ve shared. I do know however, no matter the problem or event, he’d be there to greet me with a smile and a funny saying. Gramps I cannot express how much you meant to me. For as long as I can remember you’ve talked to me about goal setting and doing the best I can in life. Well today I’ve set a new goal, do the best I can to be like you and bring joy to those around me. We love you gramps.

Oh and say hi to the big man upstairs for me
Posted by Lisa Miller on November 3, 2020
Loren came to visit me a couple of times while I was living in Indianapolis during the 90's and he was passing through for work. I always enjoyed seeing him. Such a kind man. I know he will be missed very much. Thinking and praying for all of you.
Posted by Stacey Schmenk on November 2, 2020
I may have not known Loren as well as most on here, but I waited on him at Byblos for the last 15 yrs! He was always so generous and funny! I was thinking about him during all the covid since he hadn't been in in awhile praying both him and his wife were doing okay! Thank you Carol for calling me at Byblos to give me the unfortunate news! I love you both, please come in and see me soon so I can give you hug! He always talked about his wonderful family. He was an awesome guy with a great sense of humor, Ill cheers with a lake erie cocktail in his honor! Hope your in a good place Loren! Oh and one quote I think you may be missing is "I'll see ya in the movies" he ways said that upon leaving!! 
Posted by Jim Bailey on October 31, 2020
When I was just a boy, Loren spent summers on our farm helping my dad with the farm work. After Dad died and we moved to Anderson, Loren became something of a mentor to me. He was one of my Sunday school teachers when I was a youth. I remember the game during his Anderson College football days when he was carrying the ball for a big gain, a would-be tackler got in front of him and he lowered his head to bulldoze the guy (today that probably would draw a flag). He was an usher at my wedding. Years later during my time as a newspaperman he hired me to do a PR piece for a magazine on his company. Realizing how many years have passed is difficult, but I'm confident I'll see him again up there pulling some of his famous antics.
Posted by Joan Bailey on October 31, 2020
It is difficult to believe Loren is gone. However, he remains in my heart forever. My prayers are for Carol, Todd, Mark, Scott & Marty, that they find peace & comfort, knowing that some day we will all be together again. Loren has been in my life since the day I was born......growing up together like siblings. The stories are too numerous for me to state here on this site. They are wonderful, funny, & at times even a bit shocking. He was one of a him forever!
Posted by MARVIN LOWE on October 29, 2020
Loren Frendt was my life-long friend. Graduating classmates in 1951 at Anderson High School in Anderson, IN, we were best buddies then, and we became even closer over the passing years. Loren was a gentleman I greatly respected and a dear friend who was like a brother to me . . . someone I dearly loved! Over the years, we maintained close contact with each other. 

For several years Loren and I attended the Jamie Farr Owens Corning LPGA Golf Classic in Toledo, OH. There, he introduced me to Jamie Farr, many of the attending celebrities and LPGA golfers. Thanks to Loren, I was privileged to do radio interviews with Jamie, many LPGA golfers, and attending celebrities. Loren was a very active member of the Compass Club and he did much to promote Toledo and the surrounding area. Through Loren, I became familiar with several popular sites in Toledo and met many people from the area.

These words are sent to express my thanks, my love, and my appreciation for Loren, Carol, and their entire family. May God comfort and bless them now and in the years to come. 

I will deeply miss Loren! He was my classmate, my teammate, my buddy, and my dearest friend.    
Posted by Taylor Frendt on October 27, 2020
Words will never be able to truly express how much you meant to me. I am beyond thankful that God blessed my life with a Grandpa like you. You have been there from day one until now, and although you will not physically be there for me, I’ve got your spirit with me forever. You took the time to come to a countless amount of life events while I was growing up and even made sure that you were at my wedding. You have loved me unconditionally and encouraged me to be confident in the person that I am.

But I am who I am because of you. You taught me to stick up for myself and to hold my ground on what I believe in. You taught me what it means to be driven and to reach for greatness. You taught me how to set goals, not just professionally, but also spiritually, emotionally, and personally. Because of you, I have accomplished so many goals that I have set in every aspect of my life. But even through the drive and the goals, you taught me about passion. Passion being the ability to truly love what you do and share that love with those around you. Without having that passion for what you do, are you really happy with what you do? Thank you for always pushing me to be passionately driven and filled with love.

You shared your love with everyone around you and made sure that everyone always knew that family came first. You have taught me to share God’s love and extend a hand, or hello, to anyone who needs it. You never thought twice about helping those around you even if it changed your life path a little bit. You never stopped bringing a smile to someone’s face everywhere we went. You taught me to enjoy all that life has to offer, and to keep a positive spirit throughout it all. Thank you for sharing your life with me. Thank you for always reminding me that the glass is always full (regardless of what’s in it) and to always keep the faith.

I will miss you every day, but I will continue to love you every day. Thank you for being my Grandpa, and now for being my very own Guardian Angel. Please watch over me and continue to guide me just like you always have.
I love you,

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