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William Orr, 74
William M. Orr, 74, of New Prague, died Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at the Mayo Clinic Health Systems Hospital in New Prague.
William was born in Fairmont on December 29, 1938, a son of Manley W. and Agatha (Eisenminger) Orr. He attended Fairmont Public Schools, St. John’s University and Mankato State University. Bill married Dorothy Nawrocki on August 8, 1959, at Fairmont. He was a mathematics teacher at New Prague Junior High and High School for 38 years. He was a member of the New Prague Jaycees, New Prague Education Association and Lau’s Bakery Coffee Clutch, and was involved with RCIA Faith Formation and Religious Education at St. Wenceslaus Church. Bill was an avid hunter, enjoyed fishing, and was a Sudoku fan.
He is survived by his wife; six children Shelly Orr (and Siavosh Rahimi), Eden Prairie, Renee Orr, Minneapolis, Julie (Gary) Peterson, Minneapolis, Tricia (Dan) Ambroz, Chaska, Thomas Orr, Eden Prairie, and David Orr, Norwood Young America; 10 grandchildren; and five siblings Gilbert (Tine) Orr, Pueblo, CO, Paul (Katie) Orr, Minneapolis, Therese (David) Kaiser, Rosehurg, OR, Karen (Victor) Trutwin, Rice, and Agnes Sheedy, Minneapolis.
He was preceded in death by a son William J. Orr on November 23, 1978; his parents; and a sister Gervaise Estes.
Funeral services were held Monday, April 15, at 10 a.m., at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in New Prague, with Rev. Kevin Clinton officiating.
Interment was at St. Wenceslaus Cemetery, New Prague. Pallbearers were Phil Nawrocki, Jeff Nawrocki, John Sheedy, Mark Trutwin, Matt Trutwin, Nate Nawrocki, Matt Nawrocki, Andrew Nawrocki and Mike Nawrocki.
Visitation was held from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Bruzek Funeral Home in New Prague.