May 19, 1930 - August 15, 2019
Funeral services for Orlie Dean Schwerdtfeger will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 20, 2019, at the Capron United Methodist Church with Tyson Schwerdtfeger and Pastor Janet Fitz officiating. Interment will be in the Capron Cemetery under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home of Alva. Orlie Dean Schwerdtfeger, life long resident and farmer of Woods County , was born May 19, 1930, the fifth of six children born to Henry and Phoebe Schwerdtfeger on the farm south of Capron, and passed away August 15, 2019 in Alva, Oklahoma, at the age of 89 years, 2 months, and 26 days. Orlie graduated from Capron High School with the Class of 1948. On August 6, 1949, he was united in marriage to Donna Lee Armstrong in Medicine Lodge, Kansas, and just recently celebrated their 70 years together. Orlie farmed and served as a Rural Letter Carrier for the United States Postal Service, retiring on July 3 1, 1992, after 41 years of service. He retired from farming in 1980 after turning the family farm over to his two youngest sons. After retiring, Orlie took up woodworking as a hobby. If you ever got to see his work, it was obvious that he became a Master Craftsman even though he was self taught. He was a member of the Capron United Methodist Church. Orlie believed in helping make his community better by serving on many boards. He received numerous service awards. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Alice Benton, Margaret (Peg) Thompson, and Donna Phillips; and one brother, Virgil Schwerdtfeger. Orlie is survived by his wife, Donna, of Alva; five sons, Gary Schwerdtfeger and wife, Debbie, of Alva, Ronald Schwerdtfeger and wife, Kala, of Tulsa, Scott Schwerdtfeger and wife, Vicky, of Waynoka, Mark Schwerdtfeger and wife, Sue, of Capron, and Randy Schwerdtfeger and wife, Karen of Capron; an “adopted daughter,” Eve Oliveira of Yukon; and one sister, Eleanor Ring of Alva. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren, Taylor Schwerdtfeger and wife, Jill, Wade Schwerdtfeger and wife, Hayley, ShaLyn Melvin and husband, Matt, Heather Plumlee and husband, Alec, Jennifer Hanford, Tyson Schwerdtfeger and wife, Kenna, Kami Gallus and husband, Nick, Chris Schwerdtfeger and wife, Anne, Chris Newey and wife, Sarah, Ross Krueger and wife, Tiffany, Colin Schwerdtfeger, Jesse Schwerdtfeger and wife, Sarah, Carly Lauffer and husband, Jordan, and Jenna Hayes and husband, Matthew; 24 great grandchildren, Ali Jo and Kodi Schwerdtfeger, Matthew Shafer, Kaleb Melvin, Kloe, Kenleigh, Kit, and Kimber Plumlee, Owen and Kate Schwerdtfeger, Benton and Zayden Gallus, Porter Schwerdtfeger, Addison, Elle, and Cannon Schwerdtfeger, Maddox, Dierx, Olivia and Ainslei Lauffer, Ava Schwerdtfeger, Kaitlyn and Dylan Newey, and Travis and Paige Krueger; other relatives and many friends. Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Capron Cemetery or the Capron Fire Department.
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