Stephen D. Orr, 71, Madisonville, Tenn., passed away at 5:23 p.m. Tuesday, January 12, 2021, in his residence.
He was born June 28, 1949, in Warsaw, to Herbert “Red” and Donna (Cole) Orr. He was united in marriage to Pamela (Gentis) Hanni on March 24, 1979, in Fort Wayne.
He was a 1967 graduate of Pierceton High School and furthered his education obtaining a degree from Purdue University in 1972 as a chemical engineer. During his employment he held a position in chemical and process engineering and as an operations manager. He spent his entire career with Rea Magnet Wire, formerly known as Phelps Dodge Magnet Wire. He was known to be an expert mushroom hunter, gardener, chef extraordinaire, and Pinochle card shark.
Stephen is survived by his wife: Pamela (Gentis) Orr, Madisonville, Tenn.; sons: Lance and Nicole (Massey) Hanni, James Orr, Portland, Ore.; a daughter: Carolina (Orr) and Keith Shelton, Shirley; brother: Mike (Cathy) Orr, Warsaw; a sister: Debbie (Orr) and Steve Holbrook, Venice, Fla. In addition, Steve is survived by grandchildren: Brenna Hanni, Collierville, Tenn.; Rylan, Benjamin and Elena Grace Shelton, Indianapolis.
A visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, January 21, at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. A funeral service will follow immediately at noon at the funeral chapel with Lew Collier officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery.
Due to current COVID-19 recommendations, masks are required. The public is kindly requested to provide their own. Social distancing is strongly encouraged.
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