Orville Weum, 88
Published 12:00 am Monday, June 14, 2010
Memorial services for Orville H. Weum, of Albert Lea, will be held on Friday at 11:30 a.m. at First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. The Rev. John Holt will officiate. Interment will be in Graceland Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by Albert Lea veterans organizations. Friends may visit with family one hour before services at the church. Bonnerup Funeral Service is assisting the family with arrangements.
Orville died on Saturday, May 29, 2010, at St. John’s Lutheran Home. He was 88.
He was born on April 5, 1922, in Albert Lea, the son of Severt and Sigrid (Harum) Weum. Orville graduated from Albert Lea High School and then went on to Dunwoody Institute. He was united in marriage to Bernice DeMets on May 17, 1943, in Austin.
He began working at American Gas in Albert Lea before he enlisted and served our country in the U.S. Army from 1942-1946. He served time in France and Germany. Following his time in the service, he returned to work at American Gas. In 1950, he went to work for Jordan Builders in Austin and then in 1965 he joined Dick Diekema Construction, where he worked for 22 years before retiring in 1987.
Bernice preceded him in death in 1992.
In his later years he enjoyed his winters in Arizona. It was here that Orville met Norma Haney, and they shared a special companionship- finding much enjoyment in golfing, traveling and taking care and spending time with each other.
Orville had been a member of the Elks Club, the Golden K, and the V.F.W. He had many special interests which included golf, woodworking, hunting, gun collecting, crafting his own guns, and taking meticulous care of his yard.
He is survived by his son, Michael Weum, and his wife, Janice, of Vadnais Heights; grandchildren: Kristoffer Weum of Ely and Sara Weum of Seattle, Wash.; and sister-in-law, Dagnie Weum, of Albert Lea.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Bernice; brother, Alf Weum; and his partner in later years, Norma Haney.