April 12, 1924 – Saturday, October 27, 2012
Montrose United Methodist Church
Saturday, November 3rd, 2012
Peterson Chapel in Buffalo
Friday, November 2nd, 2012
Orland Kreitlow, 88, of Kimball passed away peacefully at The Wellstead of Rogers on October 27, 2012.
Orland was born on April 12, 1924 to Herman and Sadie Kreitlow of Montrose, MN. Upon graduating from high school he immediately enrolled in the United States Navy.
He was united in marriage to Phyllis M. Martin on August 15, 1947 in Papillion, Nebraska. They had two children, Audrey and Sherry.
Orland spent 30 years in the Navy before retiring on August 31, 1971. Even after retirement he dedicated his entire life to the service. He participated in many parades and spoke at several Memorial Day celebrations. He also loved to travel to his annual naval reunions and sharing his many military stories.
After retirement Orland worked as a county assessor and held office as the Mayor of Montrose. In his spare time he enjoyed keeping busy by helping out on the farm, tending the vegetable garden and spending time with his grandchildren.
Orland’s family would like to extend a special thank you to The Wellstead of Rogers for the care and compassion they have shown him throughout his stay.
Orland is survived by daughters Audrey (Jay II) Conners, Springfield, VA and Sherry (Robert) Epple, Kimball, MN; Grandchildren Michele Conners, Jay Conners III, Tony (Stacey Hoskins) Epple, Paul (Jody Orbeck) Epple, Donnie (Kari Notch) Epple and Steven (Jessica) Epple. Great-grandchildren Morgan Finnegan, MaKayla Epple, Cheyenne Epple, JaDyn Nohner, Madison Epple, Tessa Epple, Ryan Epple and BeccaJean Epple.
He was preceded in death by his wife Phyllis Kreitlow; Parents Herman and Sadie Kreitlow; Sisters Audrey and Bertha Kreitlow; and Granddaughter Leslie Conners.
Funeral services for Orland Kreitlow will be held on Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. at Montrose United Methodist Church in Montrose. Interment will follow at Kreidler Cemetery rural Montrose.
A visitation will be held on Friday, November 2, 2012 from 4-8 P.M. at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo.
The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to www.thepetersonchapel.com