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Orville E. Courrier, age 81, of Walters, MN, died Saturday, May 23, 2015, at Mayo Clinic Health System-Albert Lea, MN. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at 10:30 AM at the United Methodist Church in Wells, MN. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00-7:00 PM at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells, MN, and will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday. Interment will be in Rice Lake Cemetery, Foster Twp., Faribault Co., MN. Pastor Paul Woolverton will officiate. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home of Wells is in charge of arrangements.
Orville Edwin Courrier was born December 18, 1933, in Albert Lea, MN, the son of Edwin W. and Agnes (Schneider) Courrier. Orville was baptized and confirmed in the Rice Lake Church. He attended country grade school and graduated from Kiester High School, the class of 1951. On December 28, 1954, he was united in marriage to Margaret Ann Johnson at the Bricelyn Lutheran Church. He was a life-long resident and farmer by Walters, in Foster Township. Orville was a member of the Rice Lake Church until 1996 when the couple joined the Wells United Methodist Church. He served on the Rice Lake Cemetery Board and other committees. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, farming and traveling.
Orville is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Margaret Courrier of Walters, MN; 2 children: Karen (husband Joe) Roberts of Albert Lea, MN; Randy Courrier of Walters, MN; 4 grandchildren: Jacob Courrier (fiancé Anna Evers) of Mankato, Joshua Courrier (fiancé Desiree Bolinger) of Wells, Jesse Courrier of Walters, Katie (husband Ben) Kluender of Kiester; 4 great-grandchildren: Hope Casey, Parker Thamez, Jack Courrier and Owen Kluender; 1 sister: Phyllis (husband Marlin) Wegner of Faribault, MN; Brother-in-law: Dale (wife Valoris) Johnson of Red Wing, MN; 2 Sisters-in-law: Mary (husband Victor) Nelson of Albert Lea, Darlene Johnson of Bricelyn, along with many nieces and nephews and their families.
Orville was preceded in death by his parents; twin sons in infancy; in-laws: Otis and Olive Johnson; 2 brothers-in-law: Roland Johnson and Richard Johnson; sister-in-law: Bonnie (Chic) Joy; grandson: David Kenis and granddaughter, Amy Kenis.