Blanche Orth of Pearl Lake died Saturday, March 30, 2013, at Lakeview Gardens in Kimball, after courageously battling cancer four
times. She was 91.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12 noon Thursday, April 4, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Marty/Pearl Lake with Rev. Mark Ostendorf and Rev. Ralph Zimmerman as con-celebrants. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the church. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Blanche Mary Orth was born July 11, 1921, in Waite Park to the late Frank and Lena (Thole) Weyrauch. She married Fred Orth July 31, 1948, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud and lived in St. Cloud unti 1971, then moved to Marty/Pearl Lake.
She worked at Uncle Henry’s Bar in the 1940s, and later at Donovan’s Sausage House, Kay’s Café, and many people will remember her as the Avon lady. Blanche loved to go to the casinos and made many fun trips with her nephew Marvin Duncan and his wife Mary. She also enjoyed playing cards, was an excellent cook and loved to entertain (helping cook at Lakeview Gardens just two weeks ago). She was a member of Holy Cross Parish and Christian Women.
Blanche was preceded in death by her husband Fred in 2005; daughters and sons-in-law Elaine (and George) Walbridge, and Carol (Schefers) (and Barney) Athman; brothers Gene and Jerome; and sisters Olga and Mabel.
She is survived by her grandchildren Wendelin “Butch” (and Cindy) Schefers of St. Cloud, Sharlyne (Schefers) (and Dave) Springer of Florida; great-grandchildren Josh Schefers (and fiancée Crystal), Jenny (Schefers) (and Brad) Andries; sister-in-law Karen Carver; friend Teresa Schefers; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family.
The family would like to thank Lakevierw Gardens Adult Foster Care, St. Cloud Hospital Hospice, her nurse Nancy, caregivers pat and Cindy, and all the special people who helped Blanche during her long illness.
Arrangements were by Daniel Funeral Homes, St. Cloud.