Rob Orvis, age 52, of Pine City died February 7, 2012 at home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, February 11th at Strike Funeral Home – Cambridge Chapel with Rev. David Everett officiating. A visitation will be held from 4:00 – 8:00 PM Friday, February 10th also at our Cambridge chapel. Visitaion will continue one hour prior to the service Saturday. Interment Cambridge Union Cemetery.
Robert Albert Orvis was born August 2, 1959 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Larry and Marie (Webber) Orvis. When Rob was 3 years old they moved to Minnesota. He attended the last one room school in West Rock. He then attended high school in Pine City. While a senior in high school he drove his dad’s milk truck, one of the last milk trucks to haul cans of milk. After graduating he attended Pine Technical College for two years to become a welder. Rob married Holly McHale October 18, 1997. For the past 32 years Rob has been employed at Schlagel Inc. in Cambridge. Rob enjoyed records, 8 track tapes, audio books and especially putzing in his shed. He enjoyed collecting trains and loved helping friends and family with their many projects.
Rob Orvis passed away after a courageous battle with cancerat home onFebruary 7, 2012 at the age of 52 years, 6 months and 5 days. He was preceded in death by his father, Larry Orvis.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Holly; three daughters, Rhonda (Barry) Brown of Cambridge, Jolene Hoysler of Grandy, Jaime (Adrian) Johnson of Fridley; mother, Marie Orvis of Pine City; brother, Les (Roxanne) Orvis of Braham; two sisters, Brenda Huston of Pine City, Donna Orvis (Richard Hampeys) of Pine City; eight grandchildren, Danyel, Alexus, Samuel, Isaiah, Teagan, M’Kaiah, Lanaya and Ethan; nieces, nephews, and by many other relatives and friends.