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Lloyd A. Orr

Feb 01, 2017

Lloyd A. Orr, 93, of Mt. Pleasant, died on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, at Park Place Elder Living.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, from noon until 6 p.m., at Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel, of Mt. Pleasant. Military rites will be accorded at 3 p.m., by the Henry County Honor Guard, after which the family will greet friends until 5 p.m., that afternoon. Following visitation, cremation will be accorded. Graveside services and burial will be at a later date in Kossuth Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association or HCI (Hospice) Care Services. Online condolences may be directed to

Orr was born on Oct. 26, 1923, in Delaware County, the son of Charles Joseph and Louise Bertha Eggerman Orr. He attended Mediapolis and Yarmouth Schools. On Oct. 27, 1942, he married Lola May Calhoun. They later divorced. He enlisted with the Navy Air Corps in 1942. He was discharged after World War II in December of 1945. He then married Naomi Ruth Johnston on Nov. 21, 1951. They also divorced.

Prior to his service to his country, he worked at the Army Ammunition Plant, in Middletown. He was a press operator for John Deere, as well as a machinist at Bear Manufacturing and Reynolds Engineering, both in Rock Island, Ill. He also opened his own television, appliance and used furniture store in Milan. He worked for Burkhart Appliance, in New London, and Murray Engineering, in Burlington. In 1970, he opened Orr Electric, in Mt. Pleasant, working as a repairman, before retiring in 1990.

He enjoyed collecting keychains.

Orr is survived by his three daughters, Regina (Larry) Allen, of Lockridge, Deborah Sue (Chris) Oliver, of O’Fallen, Mo., and Cheryl Orr, of Mt. Pleasant; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two daughters, Lola Jean Harmon and Sally Jo Orr, who died in infancy; five sisters, Karolena Orr, LaVonda Miller, Dorothy Burns, Mary Thomas, and Arlene Seager; and two brothers, Paul Orr and Joseph Orr.

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