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Orville F. Gorne

April 8, 1929 February 13, 2019
Orville F. Gorne
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Obituary for Orville F. Gorne

The funeral service for Orville F. Gorne, 89, of Aberdeen, South Dakota, will be held at 10:30 am on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Aberdeen with Pastor D.T. Rawerts officiating. Burial at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Orville died Wednesday, February 13, at Bethesda Home of Aberdeen.

Visitation will be 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Monday, with family present from 5:00 to 7:00 at Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home, 1111 South Main Street.

Orville Fritz Gorne was born on April 8, 1929 in Loyalton, SD to Jacob and Elsie (Walz) Gorne. This is the area where he grew up and attended country school. On October 2, 1955 he married Phyllis Mullner in Aberdeen, SD. They made their home on a farm near Roscoe, SD, until 1965, when they moved to Aberdeen, SD. Orville attended Aberdeen School of Commerce, where he received his accounting degree. On August 1, 1967, they moved to Seattle, Washington, where he worked for Musician Union and later for Seattle Indian Center. In June of 1974, Orville and Phyllis moved back to Aberdeen, where he worked for Keenan and Craig until 1977, when he started his own business. Orville owned Gorne Bookkeeping and Tax Service until 1996. He then worked part time for Sound Decisions until December 2013, when he retired due to his health.

Orville was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, of Aberdeen. He loved watching baseball, especially the St. Louis Cardinals and loved music. He had a passion for working with numbers and accounting.

Grateful for having shared Orville’s life are his wife, Phyllis Gorne, Aberdeen; son, Kevin Gorne, Aberdeen; daughter, Kari (Kerry) Mertz, Arlington, SD; grandchildren, Derek Mertz, Madison, SD; Taylor (Scott Meyer) Mertz, Fargo, ND; great-grandchildren, Amelia, Ingrid and Greta Meyer and a sister, Janice Dyer, Grand Island, NE.

Preceding Orville in death are his parents, Jacob and Elsie Gorne; brother, Ervin Gorne and sister, Lorraine Baer.

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4:00 PM 2/18/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 2/18/2019 7:00:00 PM
Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home

1111 South Main
Aberdeen, SD 57401

Family present from 5:00 to 7:00 PM

Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home
1111 South Main Aberdeen 57401 SD
United States

Funeral Service




10:30 AM 2/19/2019 10:30:00 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church - Aberdeen

915 S Dakota St
Aberdeen, SD 57401

Trinity Lutheran Church - Aberdeen
915 S Dakota St Aberdeen 57401 SD
United States

Cemetery Details


Sunset Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

5851 U.S. 12
Aberdeen, SD 57401

5851 U.S. 12 Aberdeen 57401 SD
United States

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