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Orville Joseph White

January 20, 1938 — February 14, 2021

          Orville White, age 83, of Truman passed away on Sunday, February 14, 2021 at the Franklin Care Center in Franklin MN.  Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 9 am at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Truman where a service will be held at 10 with Rev. Timothy A. Chase officiating. To adhere to the COVID-19 Pandemic guidelines and restrictions, masks are required, and social distancing will be enforced. Those wishing to watch a live-stream of the funeral on the funeral home website can access it on Orville’s obituary page. Zaharia Funeral Home in Truman is entrusted with arrangements. www.ZahariaFamilyFuneral.com

         Orville Joseph White was born January 20, 1938 to his parents Martin and Josephine (Jones) White on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in Pine Ridge SD. He was a member of the Oglala Lakota Tribe. He was raised on the reservation, attended the Red Cloud Boarding School, and moved to the Truman area in his early 30’s to find work.  He met and soon married Carol Breitbarth in July of 1969. To this union two children were born, Tiffany and Kai. Orville worked for Bosshart Construction and was a general laborer until 1972 when he was injured and was rendered unable to work.  In the coming years he enjoyed his children and their activities of Basketball and little league, coaching at times. He was a very detailed man and he found that having a clean car told a lot about a man. He took up macrame, installing car upholstery and refinishing furniture in the family garage. His grandson’s activities are cherished events that brought joy to his later years. He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Truman. The neighborhood will miss his friendly wave from his driveway bench.

         Orville is survived by his wife of 51 years, Carol White; daughter Tiffany Taylor; son Kai White; grandsons Tanner and Tristan Taylor all of Truman; half -sister Verene Lafferty of SD; special niece Dawn Janis of Rockyford, SD; sister-in-law Geneva Huges of Grants Pass OR; many other relatives and friends.

       In addition to his parents, Orville is preceded in death by siblings Martin, Dennis, Doris, Loretta, Louise, Marie and Carole.

        In lieu of flowers, please direct donations to the Truman EMTs or St. James Lutheran School in Northrop.

 

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Saturday, February 20, 2021

9:00 - 10:00 am (Central time)

St. Paul's Lutheran Church

, Truman, MN 56088

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Saturday, February 20, 2021

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

St. Paul's Lutheran Church

, Truman, MN 56088

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