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shannon

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Mar 13, 2007
 
does anyone remember the murders of margie,mary,and mark lorentzen,around 1977 or 1978?gelene lorentzen survived as well as her older brother mike.thier mom i think was a substitute teacher for cahokia,as well.anyway,the father shot them all,does anyone remember why?
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Mar 13, 2007
 
shannon wrote:
does anyone remember the murders of margie,mary,and mark lorentzen,around 1977 or 1978?gelene lorentzen survived as well as her older brother mike.thier mom i think was a substitute teacher for cahokia,as well.anyway,the father shot them all,does anyone remember why?
The father was distraught over financial difficulties if I remember correctly. Mark was supposed to be in my graduating class of 1980. I remember Mark and Margie well. Sad graduation we had.
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Mar 27, 2007
 

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Gelene is doing well working as a RN. Beautiful woman well adjusted.
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Mar 27, 2007
 
shannon wrote:
does anyone remember the murders of margie,mary,and mark lorentzen,around 1977 or 1978?gelene lorentzen survived as well as her older brother mike.thier mom i think was a substitute teacher for cahokia,as well.anyway,the father shot them all,does anyone remember why?
Yes I remember--I had his brother (Lorentzen) as a teacher at Dupo Junior High School and he was a jackass--his nickname was "pig farmer" Supposedly he put a lot of stress regarding the farming issues on his brother who killed himself and family--not sure exactly though
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Mar 27, 2007
 

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<quoted text>Yes I remember--I had his brother (Lorentzen) as a teacher at Dupo Junior High School and he was a jackass--his nickname was "pig farmer" Supposedly he put a lot of stress regarding the farming issues on his brother who killed himself and family--not sure exactly though
His wife and family wanted to move and get out of the farming business. He did NOT want to move. He was distraught over that.
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Mar 27, 2007
 
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His wife and family wanted to move and get out of the farming business. He did NOT want to move. He was distraught over that.
Yes-I remember something like that--I graduated Columbia High School in 1980--are you from there?
shannon

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Mar 29, 2007
 
yes.i grew up there,till i was about 11 years old.my brother graduated with mike lorentzen,and i remember being close in age to gelene.my sisters,graduated in 78,and 79.i just remember it being such a shock,to my family.there was another kid who shot himself,around the same time,named paul brewer,and i was looking thru old year books,and thought of them.we used to live in bridgedale subdivision.thanks for the info!!
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Mar 29, 2007
 
Alan wrote:
<quoted text>Yes-I remember something like that--I graduated Columbia High School in 1980--are you from there?
yes,i grew up there,and moved when i was about 11.my brother graduated with mike lorentzen,and my older sisters graduated in78,and 79.i remember my family being so shocked by it.i grew up in bridgedale subdivision.we were looking thru old yearbooks,and thought of them.i also remember paul brewer shooting himself,around the same time.do you remember a kid that went missing,up at the levee,behind bridgedale,and they found his body behind dupo high?i think it was in like 73,74.if so,do you know his name?thanks for the info!
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Mar 30, 2007
 
shannon wrote:
<quoted text>yes,i grew up there,and moved when i was about 11.my brother graduated with mike lorentzen,and my older sisters graduated in78,and 79.i remember my family being so shocked by it.i grew up in bridgedale subdivision.we were looking thru old yearbooks,and thought of them.i also remember paul brewer shooting himself,around the same time.do you remember a kid that went missing,up at the levee,behind bridgedale,and they found his body behind dupo high?i think it was in like 73,74.if so,do you know his name?thanks for the info!
No --I don't know about this as I lived in Belleville to around 1973/4 then I moved to Imbs Station Road and went to Dupo High School until my Senior year when I moved to Columbia. I greatly disliked Dupo schools and John Lorentzen (brother of topic). My Dad even went to the school and threatened him. I do remember hearing about the suicide/murder way back and thinking his brother probably had something to do with stressing him out.
shannon

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Mar 30, 2007
 
it wouldnt surprise me,i have heard alot of negative things about john lorentzen.i think gelene was actually shot as well,but she went to the neighbors for help,and she survived.if i remember right the oldest,mike,was away at college.i just cant understand why a person would kill the whole family.why not just yourself.we spent alot of time in dupo,as our mom's family was there.we swam up at hilltoppers.it is really run down now.cahokia,and dupo.
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Mar 30, 2007
 
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Gelene is doing well working as a RN. Beautiful woman well adjusted.
I am so happy to know that Gelene is doing well. Where is Gelene now of days? I really didn't know her, but am very thankful that she is ok.
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Mar 30, 2007
 
shannon wrote:
yes.i grew up there,till i was about 11 years old.my brother graduated with mike lorentzen,and i remember being close in age to gelene.my sisters,graduated in 78,and 79.i just remember it being such a shock,to my family.there was another kid who shot himself,around the same time,named paul brewer,and i was looking thru old year books,and thought of them.we used to live in bridgedale subdivision.thanks for the info!!
I knew Paul Brewer as well. One of my friends was dating him or had been dating him when he took his life. Another sad moment. If I remember correctly Paul killed humself over his father's death, but not really sure.
shannon

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Mar 31, 2007
 
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I knew Paul Brewer as well. One of my friends was dating him or had been dating him when he took his life. Another sad moment. If I remember correctly Paul killed humself over his father's death, but not really sure.
as far as i know,gelene,is an rn,working in the st.louis area.i remember her vaguely,she was 2 years ahead of me,and i moved over here,when i was 12.i remember my brother was friends with mike lorentzen,and went to state in wrestling.my brother is mark feldmann.my 2 older sisters are caroline,and barbara feldmann.they are 8,6,and 5,years older than i,did you know them?paul brewer had a younger sister,named shiela,that was close to my age.we lived on westwood,and they lived on the street over.paul hung out at our house sometimes,and i can remember thinking how good looking he was.he did leave a suicide note,saying he wanted to be with his dad.i was outside thier house with my sister,when they brought him out on a stretcher.it was so sad,and surreal.
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Mar 31, 2007
 
shannon wrote:
<quoted text>as far as i know,gelene,is an rn,working in the st.louis area.i remember her vaguely,she was 2 years ahead of me,and i moved over here,when i was 12.i remember my brother was friends with mike lorentzen,and went to state in wrestling.my brother is mark feldmann.my 2 older sisters are caroline,and barbara feldmann.they are 8,6,and 5,years older than i,did you know them?paul brewer had a younger sister,named shiela,that was close to my age.we lived on westwood,and they lived on the street over.paul hung out at our house sometimes,and i can remember thinking how good looking he was.he did leave a suicide note,saying he wanted to be with his dad.i was outside thier house with my sister,when they brought him out on a stretcher.it was so sad,and surreal.
No, I don't believe I remember your family. Yes, it was really sad. I can't imagine how difficult that was for you to see that. I'm sorry for you having to experience that. I graduated in 1980 and out graduating class saw a lot of tragedies, that's for sure.

I was really glad to read that Gelene is doing well. I've wondered about her and her brother that was away at college about how they may be doing.
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Apr 8, 2007
 
His name was Robbie Watson had 2 sister name sherri and peggy, I lived in bridgedale all my life to if you want you can e-mail me at onecoolvette@yahoo.com I also had a brother that graduated in 79.
shannon wrote:
<quoted text>yes,i grew up there,and moved when i was about 11.my brother graduated with mike lorentzen,and my older sisters graduated in78,and 79.i remember my family being so shocked by it.i grew up in bridgedale subdivision.we were looking thru old yearbooks,and thought of them.i also remember paul brewer shooting himself,around the same time.do you remember a kid that went missing,up at the levee,behind bridgedale,and they found his body behind dupo high?i think it was in like 73,74.if so,do you know his name?thanks for the info!
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Apr 8, 2007
 
and I do know your brother Mark he wreastled with my brother Les Pohle, he to was real close to the lorentzens him and Mike are still friends he is doing well is married to Nancy McIntyer and I think they have 2 children.
shannon

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Apr 14, 2007
 
my brother,was actually the last person to see robbie watson alive.they were all up at the levee.i remember les.mark lives in columbia illinois,now.do you know if they ever found out what happened to robbie?or who was responsible?my brother said he remembers him getting into a van up there,and that was the last time anyone saw him.i just wonder what happened to alot of the people we grew up with,so i look on here every now and then.i remember the dively's,kirchoff's,wilson's,k irk's,dobb's,
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Jun 29, 2007
 
I remember the Lorentzen family also.Thier mother was a teacher at Wirth Jr High when I was a teenager there.I remember Margie from Wirth also.She was a really nice girl.Paul Brewer was really a cute guy ,I could`nt believe it when he killed himself.His best friend killed himself also and even called the funeral home he was at and said prepare a place for me,and then he killed himself.Jimmy was his name ,I cannot remember his last name.The boy that turned up missing behind Bridgedale was so scary to me.I remember every one talking about it when I was young.I knew alot of people in Brigedale when I was growing up.My grandparents lived there so I hung around with alot of the kids who lived there.So many sad memories ,but alot of good ones too.Does anyone remember Les Imman? He killed his wife around 16 years ago.Someone just told me he might get out soon.
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Jul 17, 2007
 
I was riding mini bikes with Robbie Watson...it was almost 6PM...I told him I had to be in the house at 6 PM for dinner...he said he wanted to ride to the pump house one more time. The next day he was reported missing. I believe I was the last friend to see him before he was killed. It was so scary to me to think I could have been killed with him.
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Jul 18, 2007
 
Joy wrote:
I remember the Lorentzen family also.Thier mother was a teacher at Wirth Jr High when I was a teenager there.I remember Margie from Wirth also.She was a really nice girl.Paul Brewer was really a cute guy ,I could`nt believe it when he killed himself.His best friend killed himself also and even called the funeral home he was at and said prepare a place for me,and then he killed himself.Jimmy was his name ,I cannot remember his last name.The boy that turned up missing behind Bridgedale was so scary to me.I remember every one talking about it when I was young.I knew alot of people in Brigedale when I was growing up.My grandparents lived there so I hung around with alot of the kids who lived there.So many sad memories ,but alot of good ones too.Does anyone remember Les Imman? He killed his wife around 16 years ago.Someone just told me he might get out soon.
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