Robert Albert Orvis was born Aug. 2, 1959 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Larry and Marie (Webber) Orvis. When Rob was 3 years old they moved to Minnesota. He attended the last one room school in West Rock where the only hot lunch was things you can put on the top of the furnace. All six grades were in one room. He then attended high school in Pine City. While a senior in high school he drove his dad’s milk truck, one of the last milk trucks to haul cans of milk. After graduating he attended Pine Technical College for two years to become a welder. Rob married Holly McHale Oct. 18, 1997. For the past 32 years Rob has been employed at Schlagel Inc. in Cambridge. Rob enjoyed records, 8 track tapes, audio books and especially putzing in his shed. He loved helping friends and family with their many projects.
Rob will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Holly; three daughters, Rhonda (Barry) Brown of Cambridge, Jolene Hoysler of Grandy, Jaime (Adrian) Johnson of Fridley; mother, Marie Orvis of Pine City; brother, Les (Roxanne) Orvis of Braham; two sisters, Brenda Huston of Pine City, Donna Orvis (Richard Hampeys) of Pine City; eight grandchildren, Danyel, Alexus, Samuel, Isaiah, Teagan, M’Kaiah, Lanaya and Ethan; nieces, nephews, and by many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Larry Orvis.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 11, 2012 at Strike Funeral Home – Cambridge Chapel. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service and also from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10 also at Strike Funeral Home – Cambridge Chapel. Pallbearers will be Randy Orvis, Ryan Orvis, Les Orvis, Barry Brown, Adrian Johnson and Duane Hagfors. Honorary pallbearers will be Samuel Brown, Isaiah Ruth and Ethan Brown. Interment will be in Cambridge Union Cemetery.