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Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
Orville Oard

   Orville Oard, Orville B. Oard, 81, of Gladwin died Saturday, April 15, 2000 at the MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland. Born Nov. 25, 1918 in Gladwin County, he was the son of S. Boyd and Virgie (Bushong) Oard. Orville married Irene Emmendorfer, Oct. 18, 1947 in Saginaw. He was self-employed in the excavating business for 48 years. He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the 19th Station Hospital in Iran and is a lifetime member of VFW Post 7303. Orville was a trustee with the Hay Township Board for many years. He was an avid hunter, loved to travel, and enjoyed his grandchildren.

  Besides his wife he is survived by seven daughters, Carolyn Swanstra of Gladwin, Cathryn and husband Harold Loar of Beaverton, Cheryl-Oard-Irish of Flint, Cynthia and husband Charles Simmons of Alma, Patricia Oard-Moore and husband Richard Moore of Midland, Pamela Oard of Niles, and Barbara and husband Scott Buckley of Danville, Va.; one son, William and wife Darlene of Gladwin; two brothers, Max and Gerald, both of Gladwin; two sisters, Mary Jane Brushaber and Betty Jean Myers, both of Beaverton; 18 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Cherlyn Anne in 1950.

  Services will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin with Rev. James Hoggard officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from noon until 1 p.m. today (Wednesday). Memorials may be made to the World War II War Memorial or the VFW Post 7303..

{Note: Actual Recorded Date of Death is: 04/15/2000. Name: Orville Oard}
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Arbutus Cemetery, Gladwin, MI
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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
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January 2005
Tom Ladner
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