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Orval L. Ellsworth Jr.

December 6, 1948 — October 2, 2022

Elkhart

Orval L. Ellsworth Jr., age 73, of Elkhart passed away on Sunday, October 2, 2022 at his home surrounded by his family. Orval was born on December 6, 1948 to Orval and Beverly Ellsworth.  He married the love of his life Sandra on January 28, 1967 in Elkhart she preceded him in death on October 26, 2019.

Orval enjoyed working as an auto mechanic, owner/operator semi driver and a welder. He was always using his sharp mind and his hands to fix or build things. He enjoyed watching sci-fi movies. Most importantly he loved to spend time with his family and friends.

Orval is survived by his children, Sandra (Jeremy) Wenzel of Elkhart, IN., Beverly (Michael) Andrasco of Granger, IN., Crystal Ellsworth of Bristol, IN. and Orval L. “Bud” (Amber) Ellsworth III of Elkhart, IN; grandchildren Amber (Nick) Shepherd, Stephen (Bobbie) Wenzel, Brook Ellsworth, Dewayne Dull, Eric (Katlyn) Ellsworth, James Claire, Antonio D. Purciarele, Tyler Jerome, Thomas( Jessica) Herr, Kaylee Herr, Pierce Ellsworth and Julian Ellsworth; 15 great-grandchildren;  siblings Debbie Hobbs, Andy (Un Hui) Ellsworth, Gary (Linda) Ellsworth, Terry (Cassie) Ellsworth, Jenny (Nick) Canen. Orval was preceded in death by his parents Orval Ellsworth and Beverly Bear, wife Sandra; daughter Candance Jerome, and siblings Lucky Ellsworth and Pam Freet and brother-in-law Jim Hobbs.

Visitation will be from 12 -2 pm on Sunday, October 9, 2022 at Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home, 1531 Cobblestone Blvd., Elkhart, IN 46514 where funeral services will be held at 2 pm at the funeral home. Pastor Keith McFarren will officiate. Memorial donations may be made to Cancer Resources for Elkhart County, 23971 US-33, Elkhart, IN 46517 www.elkhartcancer.org Online condolences may be made to the Ellsworth family at www.stemmlawsonpeterson.com

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Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home

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Elkhart, IN 46514

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Sunday, October 9, 2022

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Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home

1531 Cobblestone Boulevard
Elkhart, IN 46514

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