News From Terre Haute, Indiana

November 26, 2010

Byron T. Lorey


The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — Byron T. Lorey, 84, of Terre Haute, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010, in Davis Gardens Health Center. He was a former school teacher, having taught at McLean Junior High School and was also a school publications salesman for Readers Digest. He was born Oct. 7, 1926, in Terre Haute, to Harold and Mildred DuPont Lorey.

Survivors include his wife of 591⁄2 years, Nina Mahan Lorey; three children, Kurt Lorey and his wife, Karen, of Indianapolis, Marc Lorey and his wife, Dawn, of Terre Haute and Janna Klug and her husband, Dan, of Terre Haute; a daughter-in-law, Janice Lorey of Terre Haute; 10 grandchildren, Matthew, Patrick, Carson, Michael, Nathan, Elaine, and Rachel Lorey, Alexis and Zachary Klug and Heather Lorey; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Thomas C. Lorey; and a brother, Hal Lorey.

Byron was a 1944 graduate of Wiley High School and a graduate of Indiana State University where he received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and also during the Korean War, where he served on the U.S.S. Consolation. He was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church and Lawton Byrum Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 972. Byron formerly owned and operated The Shootin’ Match Indoor Shooting Range before his retirement in 1998. He loved helping to organize class reunions and was an avid stamp and coin collector.

Memorial funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, in Callahan and Hughes Funeral Home, 605 S. 25th St., with the Rev. Scott Johnson officiating. Visitation is scheduled prior to services from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday. The family requests that memorial contributions may be made to Memorial United Methodist Church, 2701 Poplar St., Terre Haute, IN 47803 or to the charity of your choice.