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1120 E. Main Street
Vermillion, SD 57069
Phone: 605-624-2829
Fax: 605-624-2931
Roland Orr

Roland "Ron" Orr

Wednesday, May 2nd, 1945 - Thursday, January 24th, 2019
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Roland (Ron) Charles Orr was born May 2,1945 to Bud and Eileen (Ovesen) Orr at Dakota Hospital, Vermillion, SD. Ron died peacefully at his home in Vermillion, SD on January 24, 2019.

Ron moved to the Bluff Road with his family in 1947. He attended Spring Hill Country School until the 7th grade and graduated from Wakonda High School in May 1963. He married Beverly (Bev) Nissen on January 8,1966 and they had two children, Steph and Jim.

Ron was a lifelong farmer working with his father, brother, and son. He especially loved working with the cows and calves. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and attending sporting events, but most of all spending time with his family and friends.

Ron was a member of the Pleasant Valley Lutheran Church, the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, the Wakonda Legion, and the South Dakota National Guard. He also served several years on the Wakonda School Board and the Pleasant Valley Church Council.

Ron is preceded in death by his parents, Bud and Eileen Orr, two daughters, in infancy, Shelley and Debra, his in-laws, Robert and Jean Nissen, two nephews David and Erick Harris and step-mother Alice Orr.

Ron is survived by his wife, Bev, of 53 years, his two children Steph Berry and Jim (Jenny) Orr and two grandchildren, Kelcy Orr and Colin Berry, his brother Frank (Gwen) Orr and his sisters, Sally (Ralph) Westergaard and Mary (Todd) Brevik, sister in-law, Dianne (Bob) Harris and brother in-law Dick (Kathy) Nissen and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Pallbearers are Matt Westergaard, Mark Westergaard, Justin Orr, Chris Brevik, Jeff Brevik, Todd Harris, and Chris Nissen. Honorary Pallbearers are Beth Millage, Sue Tausch, Jean Hansen, Brenda Townsend, Melissa Orr-Beverly, Alison Witte, Karen Nissen-Boryczka, and Shelly Haiar.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to Pleasant Valley Cemetery Association or to the Avera Home Hospice -Yankton.

The family wishes to extend sincere thanks to all the medical doctors, the hospice staff and family and friends for their love and support.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, January 27th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Sunday, January 27th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Hansen Funeral Home
    Address
    1120 E. Main St.
    VERMILLION, SD
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  • Service

    Monday, January 28th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Monday, January 28th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    Trinity Lutheran Church
    Address
    816 East Clark
    VERMILLION, SD 57069
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sherryl joines

Posted at 02:42pm
Bev and family--so sorry to hear of rons passing! you are in my thoughts and prayers!

Posted at 06:53pm
We are so sorry for your families loss. Ron and Bev were one of the first couples we met when we moved to Vermillion and were the nicest people!!! Sending thoughts of healing and peace to all your family.
Gary and Carrie Koble
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Karen Sedotal

Posted at 05:22pm
I am so saddened for your loss of such a nice guy as Ron was. I remember the baby sitting evenings, the ball games and all the church activities we all shared over our younger years. Ron would act all gruff just to scare us but then here would come that big smile and a good laugh with us. As hard as it is to say goodbye, find peace knowing that he is in heaven with his Lord and he is still smiling down on us. May God Bless you all through this difficult journey.

Karen (Ostrem) Sedotal
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Leon Steffen

Posted at 01:05pm
My thoughts and prayers are with you Bev and all of your's and Ron's family and friends. My visit with Ron last Oct. at the class gathering gave me great confidence that Ron was well prepared for this transition. May the peace of God comfort all of you.
Leon Steffen
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Janel and Dave Wherry

Posted at 11:52am
We are so sorry to hear of Rolands passing. Our deepest condolences to you Bev and your family.
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