Wayne R. Orr

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Wayne R. Orr

August 21, 1934 - January 26, 2019

Wayne R. Orr Wayne R. Orr
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Wayne R. Orr, 84, of South Bend, passed away at 4:14 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, at Brookdale. Wayne was born Aug. 21, 1934, in Houston, Minn., to the late Ira and Bernice (Paulson) Orr. After graduating from Onalaska High School, Wayne went and served in the Naval Reserves and was honorably discharged.
On April 10, 1954, in La Crosse, he married Sally M. Ikert; and she survives.
Wayne was a tool and die maker at Bendix in South Bend.
Surviving is a daughter and son-in-law, Nanette (Donald) Poor of Callahan, Fla.; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his siblings, Faye (Kenny) Bright of La Crosse, Vickie (Bill) Berg of Mindoro, Peaches Martin of West Salem, Harley (Joan) Orr of La Crosse; and a sister-in-law, Kathy Orr. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Virena Weir; two brothers, Robert Orr, George Orr; and a grandson, Nathan Orr.
A memorial service celebrating Wayne's life will be held at a later date at the Palmer Funeral Home-Guisinger Chapel, 3718 South Michigan St., South Bend, Ind., 46614. Inurnment will be in the Southlawn Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Great Lakes Caring Home Health and Hospice, 2515 North Bendix Drive #103, South Bend, Indiana 46628. Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com.
Published on January 29, 2019
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5 posts

Carolyn Paulson Jonsgaard
Jan 31, 2019
So sorry , Thinking of the family wishing you all comfort from God. We will put a memorial in the our church in Waynes memory.
Bob Mason
Jan 29, 2019
I graduated with Wayne older brother Robert “red” Orr class of 1950 who was tragically killed in car accident in June of 1950 we were great bodies though high school. I remember correctly Wayne Dad Ira Orr built Ona Motel north Onalaska. I have enclosed picture of the 11boys that graduated in 1950 Red Orr was in front row taken in Chicago on class trip All but 3 have passed on the 3 are Don Poss Sam Stuhr and me Bob Mason.A great reminder of what we had back in 1950 69 years ago
Bob. Mason
Jan 29, 2019
Chuck Moen
Jan 29, 2019
Sally, I will always fondly remember the Ikert sisters and the times they shared with our family. I am so sorry for your loss but just wanted you to know that I've thought of you often over the last 65+ years.
Heidi schmidt (small)
Jan 28, 2019
God be with uncle Wayne love you an you will always be in my heart , be with grandma an grandpa ikert now you are free an doing things you like to do god be with you always an you will look down on us an guide us from above ,an keep aunt Sally going love you