Orvilla Gebhardt, age 89, of Glencoe, Minnesota, passed away on Monday, September 6, 2021, at Glencoe Regional Health in Glencoe.
Graveside Service for Orvilla’s family and close friends will be Saturday, September 18, 2021, 11:00 A.M. at St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery in Lester Prairie.
Due to limited seating, please bring a chair.
Memorials preferred to Aveyron Homes, Inc (222 5th Ave NW, Hutchinson, MN 55350) or St. Peter’s Lutheran Church (77 2nd Ave S, Lester Prairie, MN 55354).
Orvilla Elizabeth Lydia (Hedtke) Gebhardt was born on August 28, 1932, in Camden Township, Carver County, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Fred and Aletta (Schurmann) Hedtke. Orvilla was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth on April 14, 1946, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in New Germany. Orvilla received her education at the parochial school in New Germany and graduated with the Central High School Class of 1950 in Norwood Young America. After her graduation, she resided in Hutchinson, MN, where she made several lifelong friendships while working as a waitress at the Hutch Café.
On October 30, 1956, Orvilla was united in marriage to Emmert John Gebhardt at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in New Germany, MN. Orvilla and Emmert made their home on Emmert’s family farm near Glencoe, MN. Their marriage was blessed with three children, Jane, Alan, and LeAnn. They shared over 35 years of marriage together until Emmert passed away on October 20, 1992.
Orvilla was a loving housewife and assisted Emmert on the family farm. Orvilla was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie, MN. She enjoyed planting and caring for her flowers, gardening, and traveling. She enjoyed reading and learning about religion, politics, and historical events. She was an avid fan of the Minnesota Vikings, as well as loved listening to her favorite radio programs. She loved to be social, and she treasured her time spent with family, friends, and others she met in the community.
Orvilla passed away on Monday, September 6, 2021, at Glencoe Regional Health in Glencoe at the age of 89 years. Blessed be her memory.
Orvilla is survived by her daughter, Jane Gebhardt of Hutchinson, MN; daughter, LeAnn and son-in law, David Kurth of Burnsville, MN; granddaughter, Coryn Kurth of Burnsville, MN; brother, Alvin Hedtke and his wife, Shirley of New Germany, MN; sister, Myra Nagel and her husband, Gerald of Belle Plaine, MN; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Orvilla is preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Aletta Hedtke; husband, Emmert Gebhardt; son, Alan Gebhardt; brother, Donald Hedtke and his wife, Evangeline; sister, Joann Hedtke; sisters-in-law and brothers- in-law, Cleora Rolf, Albin and Mildred Stenzel, Gordon and Audrey Stenzel, Marcella and Ortwin Ostlie, Cordella and Alvin Schultz, and Loren Gebhardt.