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Information for Orville Wayne Obendorf
15 March, 1915 - 23 December, 1990
The Idaho Press-Tribune
December, 1990

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Orville Obendorf
    Orville W. Obendorf, 74, of Parma, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 1990, at a Nampa nursing home.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, at the Wilder United Methodist Church.  The Rev. Ramiro Cruz-Ahedo will officiate.  Private interment will be at the Wilder Cemetery.  Services are under the direction of the Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
    Mr. Obendorf was born March 15, 1916, at Parma, to George and Edith Trout Obendorf.  He was raised in the Parma area and graduated from Wilder High School.  He attended college for two years, after which he began working for Morrison Knudsen Co. in the Pacific.  He also was involved in bridge contruction in Korea with M-K until 1946 when he returned to Parma and began farming.  He married Nellie V. Dorsey, July 3, 1950.  They resided and farmed in the Parma/Wilder area until moving to Nampa in November 1986.  Mrs. Obendorf passed away June 27,1987.
    Mr. Obendorf was very active in the Wilder School sports programs and served on the Wilder School Board for 17 years.  He was a member of the Caldwell Elks Lodge No. 1448 and the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie No. 2253, Parma.
    He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Bill Graves of Nampa; a son and daughter-in-law, Jay and April Obendorf of Elko, Nev.; two sons, Jerry Obendorf of Nampa and Ron Obendorf of Idaho Falls, Idaho; a daughter, Jan Westrum of Seattle; and a daughter-in-law, Judy Obendorf of Marsing; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Ray and Dorolene Obendorf and Bernard and Helen Obendorf of Parma; a sister and brother-in-law, Marie and Kenneth Harris of Madras, Ore.; and nine grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Nellie.
    Mr. Obendorf's family suggests memorials be made to the Wilder United Methodist Church or to Mountain States Tumor Institute, Boise.

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