1920 - May 2010
Lifelong Kit Carson County resident Orvel Arthur
Aeschlimann passed away on May 25, 2010 at the Grace Manor Care Center
in Burlington. He was 89 years old. Orvel was born on November 17, 1920
in Diller, Nebraska to Rudolph and Martha (Schnuelle) Aeschlimann. He
was one of three sons born to this union. In 1930, the family moved from
Nebraska to the family farm east of Burlington where he lived his entire
life. Orvel attended and graduated from Kanorado High School in 1938.
On September 20, 1944, Orvel married Hildegarde
Kloeckner. To this union two sons William and Rodney were born. Orvel
was a wheat farmer and a rancher all his life. He was also involved in
many organizations throughout his lifetime. He was president ofthe Kit
Carson County Farm Bureau, he was on the ASCS state committee, he was on
the Kanorado Coop Association Board for 26 years, served as a 4-H leader
and was also member of First St. Paul's Lutheran Church, and served many
different positions on the Church Council. He also sold registered and
certified seed wheat, and the family would also supply the entire
surrounding area with farm fresh eggs several times a week.
Orvel is preceded in death by his parents, and both
brothers Armand and Edwin Aeschlimann. He is survived by his loving wife
of65 years, Hildegarde of the home, and two sons Bill and his wife Karol
Aeschlimann of Hurley, South Dakota and Rod and his wife Vickie
Aeschlimann of Reno, Nevada. He is also survived by five grandchildren
and five great grandchildren.