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William B. Orr, “Bill”, of Neenah, WI, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Sunday, April 30, 2017. He was born January 8, 1928 in Boone, IA, son of the late John and Nellie (Hatfield) Orr.

Bill graduated from Boone High School in 1945. He then served his Country in the US Navy during WWII from 1946-1948. Bill married Lea Olson on September 6, 1952.

Professionally Bill worked as a feed mill manager with Doughboy Feeds and Walnut Grove Feed Products. Additionally, he dabbled in business ownership as the proprietor of Thompson Drug in West Boone. Life took Bill many places and over the years he enjoyed living in Boone, Arizona, Newton and Appleton, WI. He was an avid fisherman and reader. Bill loved to camp and hunt mushrooms, but most of all, he loved his family. Bill was known for his generosity, never knew a stranger and was always interested in people and their stories.

Survivors include his wife, Lea; two daughters: Kim (Wayne) McCoy, Jill (David) Beverlin; grandchildren: Nicole, Nate, Andy and Grant; great-grandchildren: Carter, Trent, Lainey, Ethan, Landon, Ruby and Timothy; and numerous nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law; brother-in-law; and friends.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Jeanette; four brothers: Ted, Russell, Harold and Dick; and a grandson, Josh Beverlin.

A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Schroeder-Reimers Memorial Chapel, 1006 Sixth St., with Pastor Dan Solomon officiating. The visitation will be held from 9:00 AM until the hour of service. Inurnment will follow in Linwood Park Cemetery with full Military Honors. In lieu of flowers a memorial is being established.

The family would like to thank our friends and extended family for their love and support and the wonderful people of Matthews Senior Living of Neenah, WI, St. Elizabeth Hospital Cancer Center/Green Bay Oncology, and Southern Care Hospice of Green Bay for their extraordinary love and professional care.


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Visitation

Saturday

6

May

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Schroeder-Reimers Memorial Chapel

1006 Sixth Street
Boone, IA 50036

Memorial Service

Saturday

6

May

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Schroeder-Reimers Memorial Chapel

1006 Sixth Street
Boone, IA 50036

Cemetery Details

Location

Linwood Park Cemetery

609 Forrest Ave
Boone, IA 50036

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