Orville Dickhaut, 89, of Carlinville, Ill., formerly of Mascoutah, Ill., born May 8, 1926, in Mascoutah Township, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, at his home.
Orville was a graduate of the College of Agriculture at the University of Illinois. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War as a gunner in the 89th Tank Battalion. Orville was a retired farm real estate appraiser and a member of the Guy Baird American Legion Post 554 of Carlinville. He had a great interest in gardening and, along with his wife, was a very active member of the American Hemerocallis Society and the American Iris Society. They also enjoyed many trips with the Elder Hostel Program. His family will miss his affection and wicked sense of humor.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Alvina, nee Weiss, Dickhaut.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Luella, nee Seyer, Dickhaut; a sister, Evelyn (Fred) Justus of Lexington, Ky.; a sister-in-law, Evelyn Sappenfield of Milwaukee, Wis.; seven nieces and nephews; and 17 great-nieces and great-nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Association of Vocational Agriculture Teachers, 3221 Northfield Drive, Springfield, Ill., 62702. Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting mollfuneralhome.com.
Visitation: Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, at the Moll Funeral Home in Mascoutah, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, at the Moll Funeral Home with Pastor Jack Spratte officiating. Burial will be in Mascoutah City Cemetery, Mascoutah, Ill.
MOLL FUNERAL HOME, Mascoutah, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Nov. 29, 2015