Dwayne Ordorff obituary
Dwayne Ralph Ordorff, 78, of Lake City, Minn. (formerly of Waverly, Minn.), passed away peacefully at the Methodist Hospital in Rochester, Minn., surrounded by family and loved ones by his side on May 18, 2023 due to Covid-related issues and leukemia.
Dwayne was born on January 28, 1945, at Eitel Hospital in Minneapolis, Minn. He was the son of Ralph and Lucille (Gresen) and was raised on the farm in Buffalo, Minn. Dwayne was a member of the Buffalo High School class of 1963. He honorably served his country in the United States Navy from 1963 to 1967 and was stationed in Naples, Florida. He traveled the world and shared many pictures with others. He always spoke of his years on the USS Charles R. Ware, and seeing the world came with it. On November 4, 1967, Dwayne married Linda Bloom of St. Louis Park, Minn. He said it was love at first sight when he first met her at a mutual friends house in Minneapolis. God blessed their union with three children. Dwayne was a machine shop supervisor in Long Lake and Minneapolis. After he retired, he worked at the Lake City Golf course for 15 years. In 1973, they built their first home on farm land in Waverly, Minn. A farm boy marries a city girl kind of life. They were so happy there for 36 years. The kids had everything there on wheels. They also raised chickens, had gardens, and all that went with it. Dwayne was thrilled to learn he was going to be a grandfather of quadruplets. After the quadruplets were born in 1998, he and Linda moved to Lake City, Minn. He had fishing rods ready for them. To anyone who would listen, he loved to teach fishing tips and tricks. Family life was a big part of his life such as camping, motorcycle trips, three wheelers, wood working, and snowmobiling. Giving his time as the Chaplin of the Lake City VFW Post 8729 was an important part of his life. Dwayne was also a member of the New Hope Church where he was a trustee, and his faith played a huge role in his life.
Dwayne is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Linda Ordorff, his three children, Melanie Hoover of Lake City, Matthew (Kari) Ordorff, of Coon Valley, Wisc., and Angela (Jeremiah) Lanska, of Lake City, six grandchildren, Noah (fiancé Grace Riley), Ashley, Nathan, and Alyssa (fiancé Chase Shulze) Hoover, and Brooklyn and Bryant Gulden, three brothers, Richard (Linda) and Daniel (Cindy), of Buffalo, Minn., and Kevin (Gayle) Ordorff, of Brooklyn Park, four sisters, Renee (Tom) Burchett of Buffalo, Minn., Sharon Beauchamp of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Shelley Fadden of Buffalo, Minn., and Rita Harris of Florida, brother and sister-in-laws, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends. Proceeded in death by nephew Tronn Paulson and by Ralph and Lucille.
Celebration of life will be held later this summer. Internment will be held at the Preston Veteran Cemetery, in Preston, Minn. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Lake City’s New Hope Church building fund.