Orville George Webb

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January 11, 1917 – January 28, 2014.

Orville Webb, 97, of Milbank died on January 28, 2014 at St. William's Care Center in Milbank. Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Milbank with Father Gary DeRouchey officiating. Orville George Webb was born to Harry and Louise (Rousseau) Webb on January 11, 1917 in Eagle Butte. He attended St. Joseph's Indian School in Chamberlain and graduated from Flandreau Indian School in Flandreau. He went on to study baking at Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis. Upon graduation from the institute, he taught baking at Flandreau Indian School. On September 17, 1939, Orville was united in marriage to Irene Arrow. To this union five children were born. Orville entered the United States Navy in 1944 as a baker and was honorably discharged in November of 1945. In 1948 Orville and his family moved to Milbank where he was employed as a baker in Schad's Bakery. He and Irene also had an upholstery business. Orville was a hard worker and devoted provider for his family. He was a member of the American Legion and St. Lawrence Catholic Church. A kind and generous man, Orville used his baking talents to make many, many dozens of cookies to give to area nursing homes. He was fond of gardening, yard work, and flowers. Orville was a quiet, gentle man who also possessed a great wit. Left with his loving memory are his children— Roberta Williamson of Flandreau, Lawrence “Bud” (Linda) Webb of Watertown, Dean (Ruth) Webb and Richard (Jeanne) Webb, of Aberdeen, and David Thomas "Tom" Webb of Florida; seven grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Orville died only a few days after his wife of 74 years, Irene. He was also preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Robert and Albert, and two sisters, Lorraine and Dorothy. Music was provided by Nancy Johnson and Deb Rausch. Casketbearers were Andrew Daiker, Alex Daiker, Adam Daiker, Tanner Hauck, Michael Webb, and Ryan Webb. Burial was at St. Lawrence Catholic Cemetery. (Richard Webb’s address is 1224 S. Second St., Aberdeen, SD 57401)
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