George E. Lierenz, age 85, of Norwalk, died Friday, Jan. 26, 2007, at Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk.
He was born Feb. 16, 1921, in Cleveland and moved to Norwalk in 1926. He served in the U.S. Army from December 1942 until January 1946, and was stationed in Eritrea, Africa. He was a lifelong member of St. Peter Lutheran Church and served on various committees and also a member of the Firelands Post 2743 Veterans of Foreign Wars. He enjoyed playing softball and was an avid bowler; with his highest game of 299.
George was an engineer with Ford Motor Co. in Sandusky, retiring in 1983. He also owned George's Tax Service in Milan, which he retired from in 2002.
He was instrumental in founding the Ohio Society of Enrolled Agents and served all offices, and was president of its local chapter. He received the Karl Storm Founders Award on two different occasions, and gave seminars with extensive annual tax updates to his fellow enrolled agents.
He is survived by his wife to whom he married May 2, 1942, Sarah S. (Gross) Lierenz of Norwalk; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary L. and Martin Farrell of Monroe, Mich., and Ann A. and Robert Corley of Norwalk; sisters and brothers-in-law, Kathryn Evert, Adala and Harry Gordon, and Regina and Stanley Braden; brother and sister-in-law, John and Coleen Lierenz; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Susanna (Bielz) Lierenz; brothers, Karl Lierenz Sr. and Martin Lierenz; and a sister, Susanna Stanley.
Friends may call on Monday from 5-8 p.m. at the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main St, Norwalk. Also, the body will lie in state Tuesday from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. in St. Peter Lutheran Church, 243 Benedict Ave., Norwalk. The Rev. Fred Wiechers will officiate. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Norwalk.
Memorial contributions, if desired, may be sent to St. Peter Lutheran Church, Building Fund, 243 Benedict Ave., Norwalk, OH 44857.
Online condolences may be sent tonorwalkfuneral.com.