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Orvel Kaetterhenry

November 2, 1924 — July 2, 2019

Stevens Point

Orvel Kaetterhenry, 94 died surrounded by family on July 2, 2019, at Aspirus Riverview Hospital. Orvel was currently living at Brookdale Assisted Living in Stevens Point. He was born on November 2, 1924 in Wausau, to Otto and Amanda (Hess) Kaetterhenry.  He married Elaine Drumm on March 9, 1948. She preceded him in death on February 3, 1999.

He worked in Facility Maintenance for the D.C. Everest School District for 24 years before retiring in 1989.

Orvel is survived by his two children Sue (Mike) Phillips, Stevens Point and James Kaetterhenry, Wausau; two grandchildren Amy (Chris) Poppy, Aurora, CO, and Scott (Heather) Brock, Wisconsin Rapids; and two great grandchildren Mina and Quinn Brock.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife Elaine, three brothers, Vernon, Melvin and Bud and one sister, Ruth Kaetterhenry Strunk.

The family would like to thank the nursing and support staff at the Aspirus Wausau Wound Clinic for their care. The family would also like to especially thank the nursing and support staff at the Aspirus Riverview Hospital for the thoughtful attention they provided to the family and to Orvel before his passing. Come to me, all you who are weary and burden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. Matthew 11: 28-30 A private family service will be held. Friends may sign the family guest book at

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