Orville Oliver Wagar, 87, Minot, formerly of the Deering area, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, in a Minot nursing home.
Orville was born Nov. 15, 1925, at rural Bantry, the son of Wolford and Edith (Beare) Wagar. He was raised on the family farm in Layton Township of McHenry County and educated at country schools near Bantry. Following his education, he assisted with the operation of the family farm.
Orville was united in marriage to Dorothy Wasmundt on Sept. 28, 1966, at Minot. They made their home on a farm near Deering. Orville retired from farming in 1988 and they moved to Minot in 1993.
Orville was a former member of the Reorganized Church of Latter Day Saints, where he served as a deacon. He currently was a member of the Apostolic Faith Church, Minot. He had volunteered with the Deering Fire Department while they lived on their farm. Orville enjoyed collecting and restoring tractors, gardening and traveling.
He is survived by: his wife of 46 years, Dorothy; and sister, Audrey Hanson, Minot; brothers-in-law, Claus Sevland and Alfred Isakson, both of Minot; along with several nieces and nephews, and friend, John Harvey.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and sisters, Mildred Rasch, Dollie Mae Sevland and Viola Isakson; and brothers-in-law, Gay Hanson and Art Rasch.
Funeral service: Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at 2 p.m. in the Apostolic Faith Church, Minot.
Interment: Union Cemetery, Towner, later in the spring.
Visitation: Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 4 to 7 p.m. in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
Those wishing to sign the online memorial register or share memories are invited to use the expressions of sympathy section at (www.thomasfamilyfuneralhome.com).