Orrin W. Van Ness, 97, of Clyde, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, in Riverview Nursing Home, Oak Harbor.
Mr. Van Ness was born Oct. 10, 1914, in Hessville, Ohio, to the now deceased Emmitt and Elizabeth (Spieldenner) Van Ness. He was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church, Clyde VFW and the American Legion and Eagles. Orrin served on the Clyde City Council.
Orrin served in the U.S. Coast Guard during WW II.
On June 3, 1940, he married Leona Keegan. She preceded him in death July 13, 1981.
Surviving are a son, Daniel Van Ness, of Clyde; a daughter, Sandra Marshall, of Bellevue; two granddaughters, Sonia Ruiz and Kim Marshall; and three great grandchildren, VanNessa Shepard, Daronte Alexander and Camdyn Marshall. His brother, Ken Van Ness, survives in Sandusky.
Orrin was preceded in death by his siblings, Lou Spieldenner, Jim Van Ness; Roy Van Ness, Earl Van Ness, Alberta Hotz, Mary Rufty, Midge Waldella, Elizabeth Nieset and Ethel Young.
Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, 218 South Main St., Clyde, where the funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14. Burial with be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens with military honors provided by Clyde VFW and the American Legion.
Memorials may be made to the Stein Hospice Service; American Alzheimer’s Association; or American Cancer Society.
Condolences may be shared at auxterfuneralhomes.com.
Memorials may be made to Stein Hospice Services.