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category: Obituary, date: 2015-02-25, by Avon SD
May Louise Oorlog
May Louise (Edwards) Oorlog(May 4, 1921 - February 25, 2015)

Funeral services will be Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Avon, followed by burial in the Trinity Presbyterian Cemetery, rural Avon. Visitation will be at the church Friday from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by a prayer service. Crosby-Jaeger Funeral Home of Avon is in charge of the arrangements.

May Louise (Edwards) Oorlog died on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at Tyndall Good Samaritan Center at the age of 93. May was born May 4, 1921 at her home in Avon to Frank and Wilhelmina (Zitka) Edwards. She grew up in Avon and went to Avon Public School. May married Harold Oorlog on August 7, 1939 in Olivet, S.D. She lived all but four years of her life in Avon. Harold and May joined the Trinity Presbyterian Church in April of 1954. May was a stay at home mom. She started babysitting in their home in 1960. She babysat for five different families over the years, all of which were teachers. May was very active in the church. She was treasurer for the church for 12 years. She was a life time member of the American Legion Auxiliary for 49 years. She served as chaplain for many years and enjoyed this very much. May also enjoyed embroidering, playing pinochle and playing dominos with her great grandchildren. She was a woman of faith and stated her greatest accomplishment was raising children. She has always enjoyed children and especially her grandchildren.

Thankful for having shared her life are her five children: Richard (Karen) Oorlog of Palm Coast, Florida, Marceleen (Luane) Rothschadl of Lena, Illinois, Doris (Jerome) Goetz of Yankton, South Dakota, Ron (Wanda) Oorlog of Frisco, Texas, and Bob (Pat) Oorlog of Cedarville, Illinois; 12 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; 8 great-great grandchildren; two sisters: Ella Hansen of Florida and Florence Yule of Minnesota; nieces; nephews; many other relatives and friends.

May was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years Harold; parents Franklin and Wilhelmina Edwards; brother Edwin; granddaughter Tonice Oorlog at birth; grandson Gregory Winckler; and great granddaughter Cyndi Woodger.

Memorials will be directed to the Good Samaritan Society in Tyndall.

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