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April 12, 1924 – Saturday, October 27, 2012

Service Information
Montrose United Methodist Church
Saturday, November 3rd, 2012
2:00 P.M.

Visitation Information
Peterson Chapel in Buffalo
Friday, November 2nd, 2012
4-8 P.M.

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

5 Guestbook Entries

  1. Jim Borrett

    Orland always brought a smile to my face and to my day. He will be missed.

  2. Abby Peters

    Steven and Jessica along with Orland’s family; It was a great pleasure getting to know you all and taking care of your Grandpa. He was the sweetest man I have taken care of. He will be missed dearly at the Wellstead by me and numbers of others. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. I will never forget his kindness and sometimes stubbornness. I think that is why we got along so well.

  3. Dorothy Lonson


  4. Kim Bruhn

    Audrey and Sherry,
    Your Dad was a GREAT man!! It has been some time since I had seen him.
    I always enjoyed when he would stop into the office and visit before he moved to the Wellstead. He will be missed.

  5. Sherry Epple

    Dad thank you for the wonderful father, and grandfather and papa you were. We were blessed to have the wonderful and best relationship with you especially my son Steven and his wife. No one really knows the relationship you guys shared, you were so lucky. Dad shared with me one day how much you meant to him and mom. Be proud he admired you and loved you as much as he did. I love you dad for everything you stood for and the love you showed my family. No one will ever experience the special relationship you had with my boys, my grandkids and Bob and I. You and mom will forever be in our hearts and I look forward to seeing you and mom again.

    Love Sherry and her family.


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