Orville Sudbeck
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Orville Sudbeck, age 84 of Hartington, Nebraska died on Friday, April 17, 2015 at the Golden Living Center in Hartington, NE.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family (Sts. Peter & Paul) Catholic Church in Bow Valley, Nebraska with the Rev. Eric Olsen officiating. Burial will be at Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Bow Valley. Visitation will be on Monday, at church, from 6-8:00 p.m. with a vigil service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Tuesday one hour prior to services. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.

Pallbearers will be Paul Goeden, Sam Goeden, Ross Sudbeck, Rory Sudbeck, Kasey Sudbeck, and Koby Sudbeck.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dick Kuehn, Anthony Thoene, Marty Sudbeck, Bob Thoene, Hubert Uhing, Jerome Promes, Roger Merkel, and Don Schulte.

Orville Sudbeck was born on the family farm near Bow Valley, Nebraska on January 22, 1932 to Victor and Johanna (Feilmeier) Sudbeck. He was the youngest of four children. He was baptized and confirmed at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Bow Valley, where he also attended grade school. One June 11, 1951 Orville married Charlotte "Shirley" Meyer at Menominee, NE. They farmed the family farm and to this union five children were born: Jolene, Roman, Ralph, Keith, and Richard.

Orville was an active member of Sts. Peter and Paul church, an avid baseball player, fisherman, and card player. He was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters and active member of the Bow Valley Park Association for many years. Orville and Shirley organized and carried out many local fish fries with Jerome and Sally Promes over the years. At one time Orville held the state records for flathead catfish and blue catfish. He loved being with family and friends, especially spending time with his grandchildren fishing or picking watermelons. In July of 2001 Orville moved to the Golden Living Center in Hartington. Orville's vibrant personality always left a lasting impression on those he met.

Orville is survived by his four children and their spouses, Jolene and Cary Goeden, Roman and Nancee Sudbeck, Ralph Sudbeck and Keith D. Sudbeck, all of Hartington; eight grandchildren - Kimberly Van Noort, Paul and Sam Goeden, Ross and Rory Sudbeck, Kara Backer, Kasey and Koby Sudbeck; 15 great grandchildren: Caressa, Logan, and Jakob Van Noort, Kendrick and Kenlee Goeden, Charlotte and Gavin Goeden, Anna, Jose, and Mason Sudbeck, Brody, Miles, and Molly Sudbeck, and Halle and Colt Backer; sisters-in-law Rita Sudbeck and Mary Ann Sudbeck.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Shirley on October 15, 1992 at the age of 59; infant son Richard in June of 1964; grandsons Matthew Goeden and Miles M. Sudbeck; sister LaVerne Goeden; two brothers Marvin and Joseph Sudbeck.




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I am so sorry to hear about Orville. He was such a nice person and I always remember him with a smile on his face. I remember he took a shetland pony by the name of Sugar out to the farm when we couldn't keep it in town anymore. Sugar was much better off there! Orville will be missed by many. You have my thoughts and prayers as you go through this, he is happy with Shirley again.

Colleen (Cooper) Olson


Roman and Nancee,

We are sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

Steve and Kelli Grube


My name is Richard McCowin of Omaha. I am a good friend and classmate of Ralph Sudbeck. I will always remember Ralph's father as being wonderful "Daddy" to me and boys from Nebraska School for the Deaf. Thank him for wonderful memories we really still cherish today. My condolences to Ralph and his family.

Richard D. McCowin


I was saddened to hear of Orville's death. I grew up as the neighbor of Orville & Shirley and babysat many times for all four kids. He was always a pleasant person and is happy to be united again with Shirley. I remember him with fondness.

Irma Jean Thoene Haak


Roman, Keith, and all, We're so sorry to hear of your father's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Dads are so special!

Tim and Joni Branaugh


Orville was a great guy with a good heart, always think of others and I have a fondest memories of going home with Ralph and hang out with his family, and going fishing was always a blast! He had a great life and now he is in a better place. Our heartfelt sympathy goes to Ralph and his family.

Roy (Peggy) Scherling


What a Celebration of Life. We have many fond memories of Orville and Shirley working along side our parents over the years...Bow Valley Park Association meetings, Bow Valley dances, cleaning fish and fish fries. They really knew how to turn work into play. I'm sure the good Lord is happy to welcome someone with so much experience feeding the masses. Sorry for your loss. He will be missed.

Sally (Promes) Lewis


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