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May 27, 1927 – Friday, November 25, 2011

Service Information
Immanuel Lutheran Church – Pelican Lake
Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Visitation Information
The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo
Monday, November 28, 2011

Jerome Mark Ordorff, age 84, lifelong resident of Buffalo passed away Friday, November 25, 2011 at Parkview Care Center.

He was born in Buffalo on May 27, 1927 the son of Frank and Augusta (Marschel) Ordorff. Jerome was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church-Pelican Lake where he was baptized June 26, 1927 and confirmed July 24, 1941. On August 6, 1949 Jerome Mark Ordorff was joined in holy marriage to Fern Sadie Schlief at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. God blessed them with 62 years of marriage and five children.

Jerome was born on, raised and engaged in farming on his family homestead in Buffalo Township for many years.

He is survived by his wife, Fern (Schlief) Ordorff; children: Pam (Mike) Mensinger, Alise (Marvin) Zachman, Cheryl (Jeff) Kienholz, Mark (Debbie) Ordorff and Darcy (Tom) Sherwin; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; brother, Ralph Ordorff; sister, Myrtle Bonk, sisters-in-law: Luverne & Erich Oemcke, Janice (John) Amundsen, Leonard (Judy) Schlief, Teresa Ordorff, Sharon (Rick) Veches and Debbie (Mark) Butman.
Jerome was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Augusta (Marschel) Ordorff, sisters: Minnie Kiphuth, Lydia Bergquist and Esther Solberg; brothers: Fred and George Ordorff; infant sisters, Ethel and Isabelle; infant brother, Elden; step mother-in-law, Florence Schlief; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at Immanuel Lutheran Church- Pelican Lake. Visitation will be held at the Peterson Chapel Monday from 4-8pm with additional visitation Tuesday one hour prior to the service at the church.

Interment will be in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be his 8 grandsons: Ryan Hughes, Derrick Kienholz, Nicholas Ordorff, Joshua Ordorff, Jacob Kienholz, Brandon Ordorff, Dylon Sherwin and Trevor Sherwin.

6 Guestbook Entries

  1. Colleen Fairbanks Riker

    Alise and family, my prayers and thoughts are with you during this sad and difficult time.
    All my love, Colleen

  2. Todd & Krissy DeVries

    Your are in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Kim Goldfine

    My sincere condolences to my dear friend Alise and her family at this difficult time. My loving thoughts are with you.

  4. Al and Diane Gapinski

    Our deepest sympathy to your family.

  5. Greg Meyer family

    You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. Tonia Wagner

    Dear Pam and family: I am so sorry I missed the services for your father. I was ill and unable to attend. I will send a note to your Mom.


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