From the Field In Passing Leila Ann Lorenzen, 88, Paris, Ill., passed away March 9. Leila was born May 24, 1930, in Tangier, Ind., the daughter of the Leila Lorenzen late Webb and Shiloh (Hoyt) Conner. She and the late John T. Lorenzen married March 20, 1951. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, where she was a member of the Altar Guild and the Ladies Aid and served on the Lutheran Village Board. She was also involved with the PTA in Scottland, the Edgar County Home Extension and the Priscilla Club and as a 4-H leader in Scottland. Leila is survived by her children, Steven (Vicki) Lorenzen, Nancy (William) Sanders, Jeannie (Brad) Taylor, Cindy (Hans) Andreasen and John S. Lorenzen; her grandchildren, Stephanie (Brian) Rhoads, Sunny (Todd) Hughes, Robert Lorenzen, Leila D. (Mark) Van Gemert, Nathan (Sarah) Andreasen, Nicholas (Brittany) Andreasen, Erin (Jake) Mooney, Cole Taylor, Ryan (Becky) Taylor, John (Mary) Arrasmith, Gwendolyn (Randy) Lucas, Josh (Julie) Sanders, Zachary Lorenzen and Alyx (Tyler) Owen; 23 greatgrandchildren; and her two siblings. Willard Mark Wolf, 78, Spokane, Wash., passed away March 13. Willard and his brother, Gordon, were raised on the family’s Willard Wolf commercial Hereford cattle ranch. He graduated from Elgin High School in 1958 and earned an FFA Junior Master Farmer’s Degree. Willard went on to graduate from Oklahoma State University with a bachelor’s degree in animal science and a minor in business law. While attending college, Willard got his start buying and selling feeder and fat cattle at the Oklahoma City Stockyards. In 1963, he was hired by the Livestock Market News before being transferred to Washington, D.C., and later accepted a position with the Foreign Agricultural Service.
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In 1968, Willard moved to Spokane and began working as the Northwest field representative for the American Hereford Association (AHA) — a position he held for 33 years. During that time he served as a consultant, marketer, researcher and promoter of the Hereford breed across the U.S., as well as Canada, Mexico and Australia. The “Willard Wolf Award” is given each December at the Reno show to an outstanding junior Hereford member. He was former president of the Spokane County Cattlemen, served on committees with the Washington Cattlemen’s Association, was an active member of the Cattle Producers of Washington, served on the Spokane Junior Livestock Show board, and for more than 30 years he conducted educational programs as part of the Spokane Ag Expo/Pacific Northwest Farm Forum. Willard was inducted into the AHA Hall of Merit in 2005 and the National Livestock Marketeers Hall of Fame in 2007. Willard officially retired from the AHA in 2001, but he never left the cattle industry. Willard stayed active in purchasing cattle for the Certified Hereford Beef ® program and Crossroads Cattle Co. up until a few days before he passed. Willard is survived by his wife, Patty; son, Bart Wolf; daughters, Wende (Lance) Wilber and Wendy Porter; his grandchildren, Ian and Claire Wilber; and his brother, Gordon (Jeannie) Wolf. Janet L. (Quaintance) Shuman, 74, Springfield, Ohio, passed away March 16. She was born in Springfield, Ohio, Janet Shuman on May 4, 1944, the daughter of Leonard F. and Emma L. (Clark) Weber. Janet was a graduate of Northeastern Local Schools and The Ohio State University. She was the owner of Grandview Farms, which is in its sixth generation of ownership and celebrated its bicentennial in 2018. She retired as a teacher with more than 20 years of service. Janet also worked as an instructor for JobsPlus as a job trainer
in Clark and Madison Counties. She was an avid Ohio State Buckeyes fan and enjoyed attending cattle shows to watch the grandkids show their fair projects and any other event or sport in which her grandkids participated. She is survived by her former husband, Bob Quaintance; children, Jennifer (Ron) Fleming, Becky (Jay) Reed and Elizabeth Olsen; her husband, John Shuman; stepchildren, Bryan (Lorrie) Shuman and Matt (Mary) Shuman; a stepdaughter-in-law Debbie Shuman; sisters, Gloria Jean and Kathryn R. Weber; grandchildren, Casey Fleming, Laramie Reed, Carlin Olsen, Ian Olsen, Codee Reed and Stephen Roddy; and numerous step-grandchildren.
In the News PenPower Book Marketing Services and Rocking R Books have announced New Mexico author Connie Perez’s debut children’s book, “Home on the Rocking R Ranch,” has received a Mom’s Choice Gold® Award. The book, which introduces children to the day-to-day tasks of a working ranch, took home the top honors in the Children’s Picture Books: Domestic Animals & Pets category. “It’s an honor to receive such a prestigious award,” Perez says. “The Mom’s Choice Awards are known for connecting consumers to the best in family friendly products and it’s an incredible honor to receive their highestlevel Gold Award.” Perez’s inspiration for the book stems from her ranching experiences, which she combines with her teaching background to craft an informative and entertaining story. Perez is a ranch wife, a mother, a grandmother and a retired elementary school teacher. She was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and, after retiring, was eager to find a way to cope with her diagnosis. She picked up a pen and a paintbrush and has brought ranch work to life for young children. The second book in the series, entitled “Kuper Visits the Rocking R Ranch,” was released in April. To learn more about the Mom’s Choice Awards, visit MomsChoiceAwards.com. Hereford.org
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