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Wyona Orsborn

Wyona "Dodie" Orsborn

Saturday, January 26th, 1935 - Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021
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The Family of Wyona “Dodie” Orsborn will be having a Celebration of Live gathering from 5-8 pm on Friday, June 25, 2021 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in O’Neill. There will be fellowship, sharing of stories, and a meal. Wyona passed away on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.

A Celebration of Life for Wyona Orsborn, age 86, of O’Neill will be at 11:00 am Saturday, June 5, 2021 at Biglin’s Mortuary in O’Neill with Rev. Bernard Starman officiating. A private burial will be at a later date in the O’Neill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 until 11:00 am Saturday prior to the service at Biglin’s Mortuary. Wyona passed away on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD. Memorials may be directed to the family for future designation. Arrangements are entrusted to Biglin’s Mortuary of O’Neill.

Wyona Mae Strong was born on January 26, 1935 to Earl and Jennie (Hauser) Strong in O’Neill, NE. She attended country school northeast of O’Neill through 8th grade. Dodie met Herman Orsborn and three months later, on June 25, 1949, they married at Carney Park in O’Neill. To this union six children were born: Beverly, Robert, Sally, Dean, Mirna, and Suzanne.

The couple made their home in O’Neill, then moved to the country in 1962. In 1968, They purchased their first (and current) home, back in O’Neill. Dodie worked at M&M Bakery, Seger’s Truckstop, and Shamrock Lanes before retiring in 1990.

Dodie loved to watch her grandchildren and hold her great grandbabies. She loved her many gardens throughout her yard and her African Violets that were her prized flowers. She loved to do puzzles, word searches, and an open book was always on the table. Dodie bowled for many years with Norm’s Trenchers, and later other teams. She was an avid watcher of Wheel of Fortune, The Price is Right, and other game shows.

Dodie loved company and always had a pot of coffee on. She loved baking bread, oatmeal raisin cookies and a cake. She was famous for her pickles, apple jellies, and pies. She cherished time with her family and was always up for games of Crazy 8, Rummy, and Pitch.

Dodie is survived by her children, Beverly (James) Reicks of O’Neill, Robert (Cindy) Orsborn of Stromsburg, Sally (Jeff) Row of Shickley, Dean (Nancy) Orsborn of Walton, Mirna (Ron) Knight of Tilden, and Suzanne (Merle) Hagemann of O’Neill; 22 grandchildren, Corri (Greg) Heiss, Erinn Reicks (Phil Dugan), April (Matt) Bauer, Brett (Nora) Orsborn, Chase (Stacy) Orsborn, Shandy (Sue) Hand, Jeremy (Cassandra) Row, Ben (Mariah) Row, Adam (Rachel) Orsborn, Paul (Charlotte) Orsborn, Jeff (Stacy) Stauffer, Joel Stauffer, Kendra Stauffer, Jessica (Jason) Raastad, Jordan (Michael) Carnes, Katelyn (Grant) Mazuch, Lacie (Evan) Miller, Tori Novak (Austin Foster), Grady Novak, Kadra Sommersted Simmons, Erica (Frisco) Pfiester, Jessica Hageman, and Igor (Tricia) Volk; 29 great grandchildren; sisters, Pauline (Virgil) Parks of O’Neill, Joyce (Gordon) Kotrous of Pierce, Lonnie (George) Fuller of O’Neill; brothers, Earl Strong of O’Neill, Jim Strong of Fenton, MO; sister-in-law, Marg Strong of Giltner; brother-in-law, George Mumm of O’Neill; and many nieces and nephews.

Dodie was preceded by her parents; husband, Herman Orsborn in 2015; infant son, Herman Jr.; great grandson, Bennet Carnes; brother, William Strong; sister, Jennie McGaffin; two brothers-in-law, Bill Orsborn, Tim McGaffin; and two sisters-in-law, Bertha Mumm, and Norma Strong. .
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, June 5th, 2021 | 9:30am - 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, June 5th, 2021 9:30am - 11:00am
    Location
    Biglin's Mortuary
    Address
    111 N. 3th Street
    O'Neill, NE 68763
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Celebration of Life for Wyona Orsborn

    Saturday, June 5th, 2021 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, June 5th, 2021 11:00am
    Location
    Biglin's Mortuary
    Address
    111 N. 3th Street
    O'Neill, NE 68763
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Father Bernard Starman
  • Interment

    Location
    O'Neill Cemetery
    Address
    Liberty Ave and North Jefferson Street
    O'Neill, NE 68763
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Dennis and Roxanne Ryan Ryan

Posted at 05:30pm
Our sympathy and prayers to Dodie’s family. May God give you comfort and peace in the days ahead.
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Gary Paulsen

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Sympathies to Bob and family. Gary and Rose Paulsen
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Zane&KathleenParks Ethan&Kelsey Parks Nathan&Kris

Posted at 11:40pm
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Jeanene (Backhaus) Bang

Posted at 02:14pm
I remember Dodi working at various places when I lived in O'Neill. She was such a hard worker and always had a smile and encouraging word. She has earned the place of rest with those who went before her. Rest in peace, Dodi!
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