Ormond, John E. (14 DEC 1931 - 28 NOV 2001)






----Source: Tribune-Record-Gleaner (Clark County, Wis.) 12/05/2001


Ormond, John E. (14 DEC 1931 - 28 NOV 2001)

John E. Ormond, 69, Neillsville, Clark County, died on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001, at the Palliative Care Unit of St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001, at the Gesche Funeral Home, Neillsville. The Rev. Craig Conklin officiated. Music was provided by Deon Spangler, organist, and Lori Wirtz, soloist. Interment was in the east Weston Cemetery. Honorary casket bearers were Arnold Buchholz, Rich Buchholz, Wally Erickson, Bernie Opelt, Don Schultz and Bernie Walker. Casket Bearers were Brian Petkovsek, Les Ormond, Jake Ormond, Aaron Maitke, Jim Marshall and Chad Hagedorn.

John Edward Ormond was born on Dec. 14, 1931, in the town of Weston, to John and Beulah (nee Orsburn) Ormond Sr. He attended the Globe Grade School and Greenwood High School. After his schooling, he hauled milk for the Hediger Dairy in Christie. Then, he worked for Stewart's Redville Dairy in Greenwood. He later returned to Hediger's and worked drying milk. He married Frances Murphy on June 16, 1951, in the Christie United Methodist Church. He eventually went to work for the Neson Muffler Factory. He worked there for just under 30 years, before retiring in 1993. He was a member of the Christie United Methodist Church and also belonged to the Christie Card Club. He enjoyed bowling, playing cards, fishing and hunting for both deer and bear. He was an avid maple syrup producer and kept busy with his hobby farm. He enjoyed making people laugh and the time he spent with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Fran two sons, Ronald (Susan) Ormond, Humbird, and Walter (Lana) Ormond, Neillsville four daughters, Barbara (Bob) Petkovsek, Neillsville, Linda (Jerry Cernik) Ormond, Neillsville, Janice (Denis) Carteron, Fort Atkinson, and Tammy Ormond, Neillsville six grandchildren, Jenni Ormond, Les Ormond, Brian Pekovsek, Brenda Maitke, Abby Ormond and Jake Ormond one great-grandchild, Logan Marshall one brother, Ted (Sue) Ormond, Stoughton three sisters, Beatrice (Frank) Bayuk, Greenwood, Ethel Zager, Neillsville, and Evelyn (Pete) Zager, Neillsville and other special relatives and friends, Leslie Murphy, Lynnea Thums, Lanell Wehe, Jeannine Slaughter, Erin Slaughter, and Corrie Slaughter.

Preceding him in death were his parents one granddaughter one sister, Charlotte Briggs and one brother-in-law.

The Gesche Funeral Home, Neillsville, assisted the family with arrangements.



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