September 17, 1940 - October 26, 2018
Leroy Stephen Orf, 78, of St. Clement, MO passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on October 26, 2018. It was Leroy's wish to be cremated. Visitation will be held from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at St. Clement Church with the funeral mass to follow at 10:00 a.m. Father Jason Doke will officiate. Burial will be in St. Clement Cemetery with a dinner to follow at the St. Clement Parish Center. Leroy was born on September 17, 1940 in St. Clement, MO the son of Louis (Louie) Orf and Marcella (Sally) Tepen Orf. He had 7 sisters and 2 brothers. Leroy attended St. Clement School and graduated from Bowling Green High School in 1958. On January 29, 1971 he married Janet Lenk. She survives. Leroy was a farmer at heart, beginning with helping his father Louis on the farm. Leroy raised hogs, cattle and grew grain, even when his eyesight began to fail him. Family and friends often marveled at how straight Leroy's rows were, especially given his limited sight. Even after he had to give up farming, Leroy continued to garden and grow flowers, hobbies he enjoyed until his final days. Leroy was a member of FFA in high school, a member of the Knights of Columbus in St. Clement for 60 years and a life long member of the St. Clement Catholic Church. He enjoyed butchering with his neighbors, playing croquet, and cruising the country back roads with friends. Leroy's greatest joy was his family and spending time with them and his friends. Other survivors include his children, Deborah Craig of Bowling Green, Linda Henderson (Darrell) of Bowling Green, Sandy Sachs (Cliff) of Marine, IL, Greg Orf (Missy) of Bowling Green, and Brian Orf (Anita) of Bowling Green. Grandchildren are Matthew Craig (Julie Atkinson) of Vandalia, Courtney Craig (Jared Akright) of Frankford, Jared Henderson (Kayla) of Bowling Green, Austin Henderson (Kaley Cain) of Bowling Green, Brandon Sachs (Amy) of Troy, IL, Jenna Foote of Marine, IL, Marcie Willey (David) of O'Fallon, IL, Noah Orf (Maricela) of Mayport, FL, Breanna Merryman (Garrett) of Bowling Green, Erica Mitalovich (Adam) of Bowling Green, Elizabeth Dopp of St. Louis, Emily Orf (Alex Reyna) of St. Louis, and Louis (Louie) Orf of Bowling Green. Great-Grandchildren are Keegan Foote, Hudson Sachs, Chase Morrison, Jude Sachs,, Harper Henderson and Sophie Akright. Brothers are Dave Orf (Barb) of Cotteyville, TX and Mel Orf (Robie) of Bowling Green. Sisters are Margie Vogel (LeRoy) of Bowling Green, Rita Miller (Bob) of Bowling Green, Donna Colbert (Mike) of Bowling Green, Jane Ogden (Ronnie) of Bowling Green, Sue Bowen (Dale) of Bowling Green, Jan Caldwell (Bill) of Frankford, and Sherry Grote (Mike) of Bowling Green. In addition, Leroy had numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Clement School, St. Clement Cemetery, or Pike County Hospice.
Leroy Stephen Orf, 78, of St. Clement, MO passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on October 26, 2018. It was Leroy's wish to be cremated. Visitation will be held from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at St. Clement... View Obituary & Service Information
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