David Marvin Orth, 78

Published 9:50 am Friday, July 15, 2011

David Marvin Orth, 78, of Byron, died at Seasons Hospice in Rochester Thursday morning, July 14, 2011.

David Orth

He was born Oct. 9, 1932, to Floyd and Gladys (Griep) Orth in Austin, Minn., where he was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church. He grew up on a farm east of Austin and graduated from Austin High School in 1950. He married Shirley Elaine Felty on Jan. 16, 1951. He went to work for Geo. A. Hormel and Company in 1952. From 1969 to 1994, David did auto repairs and service, which he thoroughly enjoyed. He loved his job in the Spam department of Hormel, where he retired in 1985. David also enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and especially loved his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and his dog, Hunter. Shirley and David attended Mount Moriah Lutheran Church in Byron.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley; children, Jeffery (Kathy) Orth of Rochester, Gregory (Kira) Orth of Byron, Rodney (Gina) Orth of Byron, Sherilyn (Steve) Bahnemann of Rochester, Thomas (Pratheba) Orth of Beaverton, Ore., Tammy (Troy) Watkins of Austin; 18 grandchildren, Jeremy, Katie, Joel, Jon, Jim, Kari, Joshua, Jared, Daivik, Milana, Michelle, Jennelle, Danielle, Matthew, Brandon, Sarah, Tara and Tori; two great-grandchildren, Misti and Cooper; brother, Henry Orth of Austin; many nieces and nephews.

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He was preceded in death by his parents, Gladys and Floyd Orth and a brother, Earl.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Monday, July 18, at Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin with Rev. Matthew Lehmann officiating. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m., Sunday at Worlein Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service. Interment is at Grandview Cemetery, Austin. The family prefers memorials to Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church in Byron or donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.