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Dennis E. Orr

February 19, 1938 — May 29, 2010

Dennis E. Orr, age 72 of Gladstone, passed away Saturday morning, May 29, 2010 at the Christian Park Health Care Center in Escanaba. He was born on February 19, 1938 in West Branch, the son of Melvin and Joan (Tolfree) Orr. Dennis was a graduate of West Branch High School. He continued his education at West Virginia Wesleyan and Alma College. On February 18, 1966, Dennis married the former Judith Jensen in Lansing. In 1967, they moved to Marquette and he served as district manager for the Stroh’s Brewing Company covering the Upper Peninsula and Northeastern Wisconsin. Dennis relocated to Escanaba in 1981 and acquired distributorship of Brownberry Bread and Archway Cookies. Dennis loved golf, cars, motorcycles and hunting. He was past commodore of the Escanaba Yacht Club twice, president of the Marquette Sand Stormers, held may different positions with the Press on Regardless Rallies for ten years, and was a co-organizer for the International Frisbee Tournaments. Dennis is survived by his wife Judith of Gladstone, daughter Jai Lene Orr of Denver, CO, brother Jim (Grace) Orr of West Branch and his brother and sister in law, Bill and Donna Perron of Escanaba. He was preceded in death by his infant daughter Jai, parents, Melvin and Joan and his stepfathter, L.J. Earl. On Monday, June 7, 2010 a visitation will take place at the Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home in West Branch from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. A closing prayer service will follow at 12:00 noon.

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