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Shelly Lorenz-Adair
Sept. 29, 1969 - May 28, 2018
Lascassas, TN
Funeral Service:
Sunday, June 10, 2018
5:00 pm
Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church
423 Fremont St.
Kiel, WI 53042
Funeral Visitation:
Sunday, June 10, 2018
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church
423 Fremont St.
Kiel, WI 53042
Burial Service:
Monday, June 11, 2018
St. Martin Catholic Cemetery
Charlestown, WI
Shelly Lorenz-Adair
Lascassas, TN

Shelly Lorenz-Adair, age 48 was taken to Heaven, along with her husband, Kenny, and her step-daughter, Cassidy who were tragically taken from their loving families.  

She was the valedictorian of New Holstein High School, class of 1988 and earned her bachelor degree from Eau Claire in Sports fitness, psychology and a minor in music.  During her time there, she was runner up for the Miss Eau Claire competition.  She met her husband at the Wyndham Resorts and time share in Tennessee when she became his supervisor.   They were married September 8, 2005 in Nashville, TN.  The rest, as they say was history.

She was a truly beautiful person, both inside and out with a kind and giving spirit. She was always attentive to the needs of those around her with a warm and gentle smile that lifted everyone’s spirit wherever she went.   She possessed steady and unstoppable fingers that elegantly graced the keys of her piano that her grandparents, Florian and Dorothy Woelfel, had given to her as a gift. As she played, her angelic voice rang out in a way that would bring tears of joy to the eyes of those who heard.

Shelly was grateful for the gifts God gave to her like her baby grand piano, her horse ranch and the rescue dogs, Brutus, Tiki & Cherokee, she was able to care for. These three furry “kids” obeyed Shelly’s every command and often times obeyed better than actual children.  With her love and devotion to these animals, she was also in the process of beginning a puppy day care along with her antique shop Sweet Tea & Biscuits.   Shelly’s life was an example and is living proof that childhood dreams can come true.

Shelly and her husband, Kenny, did so many things together and she loved everyone in her family beyond words, especially, her step daughter, Cassidy, Chris and her very precious granddaughter, Piper.  Shelly was overjoyed when Cassidy asked her to take Piper to school three times a week.

Shelly left behind her mom and pops: Esther & Doug Fischer; her father: Ed & Kathy Lorenz; a sister, Kim (Dean) Retlich and their children: Godson, Cody Retlich and  Courtney Retlich; a brother, Dale Lorenz & his fiancee, Lisa Ales and her children: Tasha, Anya and Nathan; a brother, Jeff (Miranda) Lorenz and their children: Ethan and Charlie Lorenz .   She is further survived by her Godparents, Linda Lorenz-Stack and Ronald Woelfel, other aunts, uncles, cousins and too many friends to count.  Shelly’s family will continue to remember Kenny’s family as they mourn the loss of their loved ones as well.  Kenny’s family includes his mother: Faye; Cassidy’s mom, Shirley; his step-son, Chris (Liz) Adair, his brother: Kevin (Tammy) Adair and son Jake; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  

Funeral services will be at 5:00 PM on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Kiel, with Pastoral Director, Joe Zenk and Rev. Dr. Marc Axelrod officiating.  Burial will be in St. Martin Catholic Cemetery.  Friends may call at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm on Sunday, June 10, 2018.   A memorial will be held for Kenny and Cassidy at the time of Shelly’s funeral service on Sunday, June 10 in Kiel.  A memorial service for Shelly will be held with the funeral services for Kenny and Cassidy in Tennessee at the time of their services.     

There was no time for “good-bye”, but there is no good in “good-bye” anyway. Shelly lived all the dreams she had and her family’s earnest prayer is that her last dream is Heaven.  Until we all meet again, my very loving and beautiful little girl.  You are so loved and in our broken hearts forever. -Mom

“Please, Lord, keep Shelly at the closest chair on your right side so you can hear her beautiful voice singing your praises.” 

Shelly’s family would like to thank the community for the outpouring of support and kindness shown to them during this very difficult time.  A memorial fund has been established in the name of Shelly Lorenz-Adair.
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To the Lorenz and Adair family's,
Sharon and my heart goes out to you all for this horrific act. Shelly was in my CCD class at St. Martin and Charlesburg and the rest of the kids from NH. Great human being. Very sad. May God bless Shelly and the ones she left behind

Bob Broeckel - June 7, 2018


Esther....there are no words I could possibly say to you right now to ease the pain you must be going through. My hearts aches for you and her father and family....I am so glad you have your faith in God...he alone can give you his peace that certainly passes ALL understanding. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family as you go through this time. HUGS!

Lena Pence (Friend of Esther) - June 6, 2018


Our families always looked forward to getting together. My children, Jill-Jeff-Todd were the same ages as Kim-Shelly-Dale-Jeff. They loved playing together with no quarreling at all.
Shelly will be dearly missed by our family. We will keep both families in our thoughts and prayers.
Heaven has opened its gates to let in three new angels.

Bob & Deb Nennig (childhood friends) - June 6, 2018


I met Shelly Adair in Maui in 2010. Her and I became instant friends and I have ever since admired her for many things. Her strong personality and good heart are the two that keep me most captivated. I had just made her two GB Packer leashes for her dogs but hadn't sent them to her because I was adding a third for Kenny's dog... apparently Kenny was a Dallas Cowboy fan so I was making one for him and his team. I am so happy to know that her family will take her dogs and I am going to hand deliver the leashes I never got to show Shelly in person. She was taken too soon and I miss her terribly! I love you Shelly Adair!

Linda Shelton (Amazing Friend) - June 5, 2018


I am so sorry for your loss,I remember Shelly coming to our practices, always with a beautiful smile as she watched Kim and Dale practice. You are all in my thoughts and prayers

Paula Pohland Koelpien ( Color Guard Friend ) - June 4, 2018


So sorry for you dear loss. My sympathy to all. Such a beautiful woman inside and out, like you said. Beautifully written tribute to Shelly. Thoughts and Prayers going out for all. Carol and Pete

Carol (Kolbe) Mueller (Friend of the family) - June 4, 2018


I worked with Shelly at WJXA/WRMX! She taught us CPR in the office! Shelly had a great smile and reminded us that fitness and good health was important. Our prayers are will you all. We are so sorry for your loss.

Gisela Moore (Former Co-Worker) - June 3, 2018


Words cannot express our deepest sympathy on hearing of this tragedy. From our entire family, please accept our prayers and blessings that you will be comforted in the days ahead by the wonderful memories that your family has shared with Shelly and her family. God blessings.

Al and Marcia Woelfel (Cousins) - June 3, 2018


We knew her family from yrs ago,my son went to school with her brother,we you our deepest sympathy,God Bless the Family..

judy,geo bloemers (Friends) - June 2, 2018


Our deepest sympathy to the Lorenz Families. Words can not express how painful this must be for your Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Dan & Ann Konen - June 2, 2018


Thinking of your family in WI as we all grieve for the family here in TN

Sherry Bellenfant (Friend of Kenny’s fsmily) - June 2, 2018


We met Shelly and Kenny when my husband worked fo them. They are part of Ohana (family) and as a part of that family Shelly insisted on flying me a stray cat from Big Island to my home in Maui. (That’s what family does right) Well no way was I going to tell Shelly no. I love animals and she knew it. I asked Rob he said NO. Well I told Shelly that and she called him and after a bit I get a call from shelly. “Okay I am at the airport with Charger”. I named the cat Charger before she ever brought him to me. My husband came home and was “is this the cat Shelly asked me about? I told her no way we don’t need another cat.” Well I knew better than to tell her NO. He learned that day not to say NO to Shelly when it comes to animals. Kenny would often tell us “I am going to buy Shelly a farm when we retire.”

Lexi and Rob Ocegueda (Ohana (Hawaii Family) ) - June 2, 2018


Shelly was a wonderful smiling friend from the minute she came to work with us ..She was top notch in our business yet left it all to go home and be with her family :) Sometimes I wish she stayed in Florida but I know the joy she had by being home with everyone was her dream come true.. Rest in peace sweet friend.. You'll be the prettiest angel in heaven :) :(

Pam Parker (Coworker at Diamond resorts) - June 1, 2018


I worked with Shelly at Wyndham. She was always full of energy and concerned for others. One of my favorite memories was, when she and Kenny were living in Hawaii, she would tell me about how she would paddle board in the ocean and sit there and watch the whales and dolphins. She offered to take me with her and I wish I would have taken her up on it! My deepest sympathies to her family.

Kimberly Barber (Former coworker) - June 1, 2018


I had met Shelly while we were still in high school through a few church retreats. I was blessed to know her, even for a little while. She was such a sweet person and we got along instantly and I have never forgotten her. My heart broke at this new and I am so sorry to her family. You have been in my prayers. You all have my deepest condolences. May the Lord hold her close and keep her until you are reunited in Heaven. <3

Nikki Rohan Dobberstein - June 1, 2018


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