Orville Dejong

November 21, 1933July 4, 2014

Orville DeJong passed away peacefully after an unexpected but courageous 28-day battle. Orville was born on 11/21/1933 in SD and passed into eternity on 7/4/2014 in Roseville, CA. He leaves behind his loving wife Emmy, his beloved daughter Sheri, son Kevin, step daughter Mihaela, as well as precious grandchildren and great-grand children. Orville was a Sacramento State University Graduate, Korean War Army Veteran, High School Teacher, Tax Preparer, Accountant, Insurance Agent, and Business Owner. He was in Jr. Chamber of Commerce, Clements Buckaroos, The Merrymakers formerly Stockton Minuet Club, The Promenaders square dance club and Tokay Model A’s. He sang with The Stockton Chorale, St. John Episcopal and Inter Denominational Singers. He had a dry sense of humor and loved to pull practical jokes. He will always be remembered for his loving heart. He will be dearly missed. The visitation will take place on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 4 pm- 7 pm at Lambert Funeral Home, 400 Douglas Blvd., Roseville ,CA 95678 916-783-0474. The funeral services will take place on Friday July 11, 2014 at 10 am. Internment will follow at Union Cemetery 9400 Watt Ave., Roseville, CA 95747.

May you rest in the arms of the angels beloved soul.


  • Visitation Thursday, July 10, 2014
  • Funeral Service Friday, July 11, 2014
  • Burial Friday, July 11, 2014

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Marina Carranza

July 23, 2014

I'm so sorry to hear about your father Kevin. My sincere condolences. My prayers are with you and your family. He was a great person!

July 21, 2014

So sorry to hear the unexpected passing of cousin Orville. We so enjoyed seeing he and Emmy at our annual family reunion and looked forward to seeing him again this year. Our families had gotten so large that we missed the years of closeness we spent as children. We will so miss him.

Love, Maureen Handel Carr

Bill Strand

July 13, 2014

I was so devastated to hear about my dear cousin's death. We had a wonderful relationship over many years even though we were usually far apart geographically. Nonetheless, we were able to visit Karen and him fairly often at their home and ours. Orville was a wonderful man who had great compassion for others and in his faith and love of God. My condolences to Sheri and Kevin.

Dorothy DeJong

July 11, 2014

So sorry to hear about Orville, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

Gordon Schmierer

July 11, 2014

Orville and I were class mates at Lodi Union High School were we graduated in 1951. He and his family were regulars at Salem Evangelical Church. We attended Sunday School and services together. That was long ago, however I remember him as a special friend.

Robin & Paul Crabtree

July 10, 2014

Orville was generous with us and others. He enjoyed hosting his grandson's and our son on special trips. They enjoyed car shows, and trips to his cabin. He had confidence in others. He was a good sport. His smile, interest in others, laughter and enthusiasm for life will be missed.

May we take comfort in our memories of Orville and in the Lord: “The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms...” Deuteronomy 33:27KJV

Emily Pendell

July 10, 2014

Orville, I am so blessed to have had you as my grandpa for 3 years. You were so good to us. I could never thank you enough. I'm so happy you were able to meet our girls, your great grand daughters. We will be telling them stories about your adventures with their dad for many many years to come. I hope we meet again one day. Love, Emily

Mihaela Harris

July 9, 2014

You will always be in our hearts precious soul. Our memories of you are all we have left. We will dearly miss you. Love, Mihaela, Andrew and Ashlyn

July 9, 2014

Dear Emmy & Family: I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Orville. As you know, Earl and I got to know both of you at the Tokay Model A Club and always looked forward to seeing you both. He will be missed by all the members. Love to you dear Emmy. Love, Elida and Earl Harris

Paula Davy

July 9, 2014

Dearest Emmy, I was so sad to hear of Orville's passing. I will miss his smile and seeing him with you at church. I imagine, he and Jim are both in the orientation class in heaven. I will be thinking of you and praying for peace for you and your family in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.