Orville DeJong passed away peacefully after an unexpected but courageous 28 day-battle. Orville was born on 11/21/1933 in Yankton, SD and passed into eternity on 7/4/2014 in Roseville, CA at 80 years old. He leaves behind his loving wife Emmy, his beloved daughter Sheri Pendell (De Jong), son Kevin, step daughter Mihaela Harris, as well as precious grandchildren and great-grand children.
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Orville was a Sacramento State University Graduate, Korean War Army Veteran, High School Teacher, Tax Preparer, Accountant, Insurance Agent, and Business Owner. He was in Jr. Chamber of Commerce, Clements Buckaroos, The Merrymakers formerly Stockton Minuet Club, The Promenaders Square Dance Club and Tokay Model A's. Also Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, Sea Scout, 4H- Leader, FFA and even Brownie, Juniors and Girl Scout leader with Mom. He sang with The Stockton Chorale, St. John Episcopal and Inter-Denominational Singers.
He had a dry sense of humor and loved to pull practical jokes. He will always be remembered for his loving heart. He will be dearly missed.
The visitation will take place on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 4 pm - 7 pm at Lambert Funeral Home, 400 Douglas Blvd., Roseville ,CA 95678 916-783-0474. The funeral services will take place on Friday July 11, 2014 at 10 am. Internment will follow at Union Cemetery 9400 Watt Ave., Roseville, CA 95747. There Celebration of Life reception to follow at Emmy and Orville's' Home. Lord, now lettest thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word. Luke 2.
Published in Lodi News-Sentinel from July 10 to July 17, 2014