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Orval K Sellers

South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA
Death 17 May 2012 (aged 75)
South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered
Memorial ID 92763823 · View Source
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Orval K Sellers, 75, passed away on May 17, 2012, in South Bend. Orval was born on June 1, 1936, in South Bend, to the late George J and Nola (Miller) Sellers.

He is survived by his best friend and partner in life for over 30 years, Connie Warnke; children Christina (Joe) Garman of Moseley, VA; Georganna (Richard) Geraghty of Elkhart; and Alan (Kathy) Sellers of South Bend; and grandchildren Jonathan, Derek & Laura Garman; Alex & Nick Reihl and Richard Geraghty; and Andrew, Patrick and Garrett Sellers.

Also surviving are sisters Evelyn Nelson and Arlene McNerney; brother Harley (Marilyn) Sellers; sister-in-law Marge (Al) Hepler and former wife Barbara Sellers-Burks, all of South Bend, and many nieces and nephews. One brother, Lowell (Bud) Sellers, preceded Orval in death.

After he retired from truck driving at Clark Equipment Company in 1985 Orval went on to become a boat mechanic at Smitty's Marine in Buchanan and then ran his own business, Orv's Marine Repair, for several years.

Always an avid aviation buff, Orval earned his private pilot's license and owned his own airplane. He also had a life-long love of farming and tractors and collected and showed antique tractors and belonged to several area antique power clubs.

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 pm on Sunday May 20, 2012, in the Kaniewski Funeral Home, 3545 N. Bendix Drive, South Bend. Funeral services will be held at 11 am Monday May 21, 2012, in the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Clay Township Fire, 18355 Auten Road, South Bend, IN 46637.


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