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Orville Earl Urbain, age 94, of Walters, died Thursday, August 1, 2019 at Good Samaritan Society in Albert Lea, MN. A funeral service will be held Monday, August 5, 2019 at 10:30 AM at Open Doors United Methodist Church in Wells, MN, with Pastor Chris Leistra officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, August 4, 2019 from 3:00-6:00 PM at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells, MN and will continue one hour prior to service at the church on Monday. Interment will be at Rice Lake Cemetery in Foster Twp., Faribault Co., MN. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells is in charge of arrangements. To leave online condolences please visit
Orville Earl was born November 24, 1924 in Foster Twp., Faribault Co., MN, the son of Jesse and Luella (Miller) Urbain and the twin brother to Arvilla Pearl. Orville married Lorraine Gerber on September 25, 1946 at Rice Lake Evangelical United Brethren Church. He was a lifetime farmer and loved to tinker. Orville was always willing to lend a helping hand. He had a great sense of humor and was a lover of practical jokes, both giving and receiving. Orville was a long time member of Rice Lake Church before joining Wells United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife Lorraine; sisters: Arvilla (Clarence) Anderson and Ethel (Norman) Steele; nephew Gary Steele.
Orville is survived by his children: Richard Urbain of Dodge Center, MN, Janice Russell of Holmen, WI; grandchildren: Corina Russell, Jesse Russell and Kristin (Chris) Wichert; great-grandchildren: Hannah and Bridget Russell, Ethan and Jordan Russell, and Benjamin Wichert; several nieces and nephews, and many friends