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Larry E. Van Orden


1931 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Larry E. Van Orden Obituary
Larry E. Van Orden, 84, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at Bingham Memorial Hospital following a valiantly fought battle with cancer.
Larry was born October 5, 1931, in Moreland, Idaho, the son of Edmund Orlando Van Orden and Mae Irene Liljenquist Van Orden. In his youth he attended school in Pingree and Rockford and graduated from Snake River High School.
He married JoAnne Fackrell on April 20, 1950, in the Idaho Falls Temple. She preceded him in death on February 13, 1971. Larry later married Paunie Thomas Burgon on July 6, 1971, in the Idaho Falls Temple.
Larry served his country in the U.S. Army Reserves for a couple of inductions. Other than a year he worked at Kennecott's Bingham Mine near Salt Lake City, Ut., Larry lived his life in the Blackfoot area. He loved gaining knowledge and was continually taking courses and traveling to international seminars to increase his knowledge in financial affairs.
Larry had worked at the Atomic Energy Commission site for ten years and also helped his father on the family farm. Larry ultimately purchased the farm from his father  and continued a successful farming career. He was also a founding partner in Modern Mills, Inc. grain elevator in Rockford. He along with friend, Dan Polatis, later started Osgood Grain.
He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day-Saints where he currently was serving as a High Priest. He had enjoyed working in the young mens organization. He and wife Paunie had also served a mission for the church to Australia.
Larry loved being outdoors where he enjoyed fishing, hunting, riding 4-wheelers and driving his jeep. He loved his toys and was looking forward to taking his new RZR riding this spring with his friends. Larry was very generous to those who were in need.
Survivors include his wife Paunie of Thomas, ID, his children Karla (Dale) Bergevin, W. Valley, UT, Kay Chalk, Apache Junction, AZ, Michelle (Tim) Williams, Pingree, Tauniaa (Clinton) Wheeler, Vernal, UT, Wendy (Mark) Duff, Mesa, AZ, Sevell (Bonnie) Van Orden, Saratoga Springs, UT, and Troy (Kathy) Burgon, Kansas City, MO., 38 grandchildren and 79 great grandchildren. Also surviving are his siblings, Shirley (Gary) Seamons, Moreland, Elaine Belnap, Idaho Falls, Clarice Ziebarth, Pingree, and Myrna (David) Fillmore, Nampa, ID and sister-in-law Carolyn Van Orden of Pingree.
He was preceded in death by his wife JoAnne, his parents Orlando and Irene, his daughter Gayle, brother Eugene, and brothers-in-law Lamoyne Ziebarth and Darrell Belnap and son-in-law, Fred Chalk.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 23, 2016, at the Blackfoot West LDS Stake Center. The family will meet with friends on Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave. and again on Saturday at the church from 10-10:45 a.m.
Interment will be in the Riverside-Thomas Cemetery where military honors will be  provided by the Stewart Hoover Post #23 and the Idaho Honor Guard. Condolences can be sent to the family at [email protected]">[email protected]">[email protected]">[email protected].
Published in The Morning News on Apr. 23, 2016
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