|Orval E. Bestian|
|November 27, 1924 - November 20, 2010|
|Taylor Ridge, Illinois|
|Visitation: 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday November 23, 2010 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201 E. 4th Ave., Milan, Ill.|
|Funeral Service: 10:00 a.m. Wednesday November 24, 2010 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 115 W. 12th Ave., Milan, Ill.|
|Interment: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday November 24, 2010 at Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Taylor Ridge, Ill. |
|Orval E. Bestian, 85, a lifelong resident of Taylor Ridge, died Saturday, November 20, 2010 at Trinity Rock Island.|
Funeral services are 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Milan. Burial is at Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Taylor Ridge, where military honors will be presented by Reynolds American Legion Post 1166. Visitation is 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201 E. 4th Ave., Milan. Memorials may be made to St. Matthew Lutheran Church or to the Alzheimerís Association.
Orval was born on November 27, 1924 in Taylor Ridge, a son of Freeman and Frieda Raecke Bestian. He married Mary Ann Fisher on November 30, 1951 in Edgington.
He spent his life farming in the Taylor Ridge area. Orval loved to work and the hard work associated with farming was as much a hobby, as a job. He had a passion for caring for Godís creation.
Orval was a WW II U.S. Army veteran and served in Japan. He was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Milan and a former member of Zion Lutheran Church, Taylor Ridge, where he served on many boards and committees. He was also a member of the Reynolds American Legion Post 1166. Orval had served as a volunteer at the former Franciscan Hospital, Rock Island. He loved his little dog, Tippy.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann; children (and spouses), Cheryl (Richard) Kness, Lakewood, Colo., Sandy (Bill) Larrison, Taylor Ridge, Chuck (Colleen) Bestian, Taylor Ridge, Rev. Brian (Kim) Bestian, Fort Collins, Colo., and Allen Bestian, Taylor Ridge; grandchildren, Kristin (Tim) Burke, Lori (Mike) Miller, Ryan Larrison (Janene Finley), Christopher (Noreen) Bestian, Carrie Ann Bestian, Keri Lynn Bestian, Erik Bestian, and Isaak Bestian; four great grandsons; sisters, Fern (Tommy) Tucker, Milan and Shirley (Frank) Atkins, Louisville, Ky. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Robert Bestian; and sister, Kathleen Schultz.
Sandy, Bill and family, So sorry to hear of the passing of your father, grandfather, husband, brother, uncle. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Peace be with you all.
-- Mike & Nancy Humphrey
Thank you Mr. Bestian for your military service.
-- Paul Fredenburg
Mary Ann & family - I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Orval! I always have looked forward to seeing you all at Bishop's! My thoughts and prayers are with you all! Deb Carr
-- Debby Carr
Our thoughts are with you Mary Ann, Chuck and Al
I will truly miss him, God Bless
-- Skeeter and Linda Gosney
We are so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you all at this difficult time. Orval was a great guy and we think about him often when we have an ailment that only turpentine could heal! :) We love you guys!! Love The Fredericksen Family
-- Kim Fredericksen
Please accept my familyís heartfelt condolences.
-- Lee Kaiser Family
God's peace to you all on the loss of your beloved husband and father and friend to us all. The last time I saw Orval was at Lori's wedding and it was a time of great joy for us all. "Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer; be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life." Rev. 2:10
-- Pastor Laux