Loren was born in Titonka in the house that he still lives in today. He graduated from Titonka High School. He was married to Gladys Harms on April 23, 1957. They have three children. Loren has farmed, worked in the creamery, drove school bus, taken care of the Buffalo Township Cemetery for forty-two years, dug graves for twenty years and served as the Titonka Chief of Police for almost twenty years.