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Orville Spieker Feb. 16, 1919 - Aug. 13, 2009

RAYMOND -- Orville William Julius Spieker, 90, of Raymond, died Thursday at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar.

The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Raymond. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the church and for one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are with Tri-County Funeral Home in Prinsburg.

He was born Feb. 16, 1919, in Edwards Township, Kandiyohi County, to Frank H. and Frieda (Martins) Spieker. He grew up and received his education in Raymond, graduating from Raymond High School.

He married Edna Jessie Olson on Dec. 22, 1945, near Paynesville. They lived at the farm of Orville's parents until 1950 when they purchased a farm in Edwards Township. Over the years he worked for an ice company cutting ice blocks on Green Lake, for Jennie-O and Willmar Poultry Company and continued farming until his retirement.

He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church.

He is survived by three sons: Orville Jr. (and Marcy) Spieker of Edmond, Wash., Roger (and Donna) Spieker of New London and Bruce (and Tammy) Spieker of Raymond; and one daughter: Sandy (and Paul) Sebring of Raymond; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two brothers: Vernon (and Jill) Spieker of Willmar and Carroll Spieker of Raymond; and two sisters: Arlene Larpenteur of Tucson, Ariz., and VeraMae Sandven of Spicer.

He was preceded in death by his wife in March of 2004 and by an infant sister.