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Loren Vanek

February 9, 1926 - July 6, 2020

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Posted by:
Sue Johnson

Posted on:
July 16, 2020

Very sad to see Loren's obituary. I met him back in the day while working at the doctor's office and he would cheerfully bring his Mom Dorothy in and was so very kind. Not too long ago, I ran into him at the grocery store, spoke to him and asked him if he remembered me. I had met him back in the late 70's. He said he sure did and we had a nice visit. Such a very sweet and caring person he was. He was truly one genuine gentleman. Rest in peace, my friend.

Posted by:
Leona Irish

Posted on:
July 9, 2020

I am sorry to lose another classmate. SIncerely, Leona Irish

Posted by:
Judith Clarke

Posted on:
July 9, 2020

I first knew Loren through our Sandpoint Friends Meeting (Quakers). Earlier, when he was able, he would join us every so often at our Sunday worship, usually riding his bike. He seemed to enjoy the companionship that was present there. Then I would see him around town, often in his capacity of Senior Companion. I\'m sure that he made a difference in a number of lives through that service. I was working at Life Care Center when he was admitted a few years ago, so I got to know him a bit better. After he was discharged, I visited him at his home. I brought him crossword and sudoku puzzles that he so enjoyed. It was my privilege to have known Loren as a friend.

Posted by:
Helen Newton

Posted on:
July 8, 2020

I first met Loren in 1981 when I began working for the city of Sandpoint. Loren was the custodian at city hall at the time. He was one of the quietest people I have ever known but it was clear that he was a very caring individual. Whenever our paths crossed over the years, Loren always had a smile and a kind word to share. He will be missed by all who knew him and especially those who were recipients of his kindness. My condolences to his family.

Posted by:
Lexie de Fremery

Posted on:
July 8, 2020

Thank you, Loren. You truly made a difference. My mother and I were the beneficiaries of your kindness — you drove her to town so she could do her errands. On those days, her face would light up in anticipation of your arrival, and I knew she would be safe. You honored her dignity with your kindness and humility. I’m so glad I knew you. Blessings and peace to you, my friend.