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Donald George Orr

March 24, 1929 ~ October 5, 2021 (age 92)

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Obituary

Donald G. Orr, age 92 of Bagley, passed away on Tuesday October 5, 2021 at his home.  He was born March 24, 1929. He attended Bagley High School in Bagley, WI.  He entered the U.S. Navy in 1947 and  served aboard a Wind-class icebreaker, the USS Edisto.  Don married Doris “Joann” Behlmer on April 18, 1953 at the United Methodist Church in Bagley, WI.  She later preceded him in death on July 11, 2003.  He loved to farm and play baseball.  After farming, Don owned and operated Orr’s Dozing Service in Bagley.  He also took over a business from his uncle August named Plondke Sorghum.  Don served with the Grant County Sherriff’s Department as a part time police officer for over 50 years.  He is survived by his sons, Carl (Jane) and Alan (Elena) Orr, his daughter, Pamela (Bob) Kauffman, grandchildren Tori, Tiffany, Zachery, Levi, Liezel, his great-grandchildren, Nathan, Autumn, Sophie, and Kai, half-brother, Robert, half-sisters, Marjorie, Janet, Judie, Carolyn, Micki, Shirley, along with numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his wife Doris, half-sisters Erma and Iola.

Friends may gather at the Garrity Funeral Home Chapel in Prairie du Chien, WI on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 from 10:00 A.M. until the time of departure for the Bagley Cemetery where military honors will be accorded by the Bagley American Legion Post 482. The Garrity Funeral Home of Prairie du Chien is assisting the family.      

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
October 12, 2021

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Garrity Funeral Home
704 S. Ohio St.
Prairie du Chien, WI 53821

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