Loren Lee Lachnit

Loren Lee Lachnit

August 25, 1935 – May 4, 2023

Loren Lee Lachnit, 87, of Gretna, Neb. passed away on May 4, 2023, at the Josie Harper Hospice House in Omaha, Neb.  Loren was born on August 25, 1935, in Humphrey, Nebraska. He graduated from Humphrey High School in 1953. On June 28, 1958 he was united in marriage to Carol Jo Marik in Howells, Nebraska and later the couple moved to Omaha.

Loren began his career with Western Electric as an installer in Grand Island and North Platte.  Later, he was promoted to equipment engineer with Northwestern Bell.  After he retired from Northwestern Bell, he worked for several off-shoot telephone companies.  His final retirement was in 2004.

Loren was active in St. Patrick’s church in Gretna, NE.  His greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Loren is survived by his children, Steven Lachnit, Craig (Lynette) Lachnit, Lisa (Mitch) Henry;  grandchildren: Jake Lachnit, Jenna Reed, Liz (Eric) Lachnit-Fields, Spencer Lachnit, Cassandra (Tyler) Schoening, Skyler Henry, and Shelby Henry; and great-grandchildren: Duke, Truman, Sedonna, Marik, and Lyle.  Loren was preceded in death by his wife, Carole Jo; son, Scott; parents, Cyril and Sedona (Whittler) Lachnit; his sister, Marlene Olson; brother-in-law, William Olson; and sister, Karen Lachnit.

FUNERAL: Friday, May 26th at 11:00 am at the West Center Chapel.  INTERMENT: Calvary Cemetery with a luncheon to follow at West Center Chapel Community Room.



  • Sharon Hanks Posted May 20, 2023 9:48 pm

    So sorry for your loss! It is hard to believe in 3 years we have lost 3 family members! It is difficult to believe they are no longer with us but are missed every day and will remain forever in our hearts by all the loving memories! My thoughts and prayers as you navigate going forward without Loren! Sharon

  • Angela Cutler Posted May 23, 2023 12:54 pm

    Many loving prayers for you all with the loss of Grandpa Loren, he was always so kind and gracious and genuinely cared about his family and everyone he came in contact with. God bless you all and you are in our prayers.

  • Heather Russell Posted May 25, 2023 5:02 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. May God hold you in his arms and calm your hearts during this grieving period.

  • Ann Marie Klavins Posted May 26, 2023 9:24 am

    I am so sorry for your loss we have so many great and fun memories of your dad.
    I am so sorry that I will be unable to attend Lorens memorial.

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