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Oriel D. Ornberg

Oriel D. Ornberg

May 27, 1923 - Dec. 1, 2008

WILLMAR -- Oriel D. Ornberg, 85, of Willmar, died Monday at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar.

The service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Willmar.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Friday at the funeral home.

She was born May 27, 1923, in Hertford, England, to George R. and Hilda May (Lowe) Oliver. She grew up in England where she attended grade school.

She married Clinton Ornberg on June 17, 1944, while he was serving in the armed forces stationed in England. She came to the United States in 1946. They lived in Litchfield, Hutchinson, Kandiyohi and Willmar. She was a homemaker and later did cleaning for the theater. Clinton died in 1992, and she moved to Independence Place in Willmar in 2003.

She was a member of Vinje Lutheran Church in Willmar where she volunteered, including at the Elderly Day Center. She was also an activities coordinator for Independence Place.

She is survived by her daughters: Olivia (and John) Hansen of Glenwood, Hazel (and Glenn) Onberg of Rosemount, Beverly (and Scott) Walling of Germantown, Md., Joan (and Doug) Johnson of Farmington; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband on Jan. 20, 1992; son: Edward; and daughter: Mary on Nov. 25, 2008.