OBITUARY

Jerry Wayne Orel

October 17, 1944May 13, 2014
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Jerry Wayne Orel, age 69 of West Salem, IL passed away on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at his home, surrounded by his family. Jerry was born on October 17, 1944 in Olney, IL to Wayne and Geneva (Burton) Orel. He served his country during the Vietnam War. He married Tonya S. Shaw on March 4, 1993 in Clarksville, TN. Jerry is survived by his wife, Tonya Orel, of West Salem, daughter, Holly (Orel) and husband Wade Prather of Flora, IL., two sons: Dakota Orel (and fiancée Abbie Wolfe) of Flora, IL and Dillon Orel of West Salem. He is also survived by three grandchildren: Brooke Burgener of Olney, IL, Shandon and Haydon Prather, and two great-grandchildren: Brock and Brayden Diel. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Barbara Jean Orel, and one son, Shannon J. Orel. Jerry loved his family and many friends, and will most definitely be missed. A Celebration of a Life Well-Lived service will be held at 7PM on Thursday, May 15th, 2014 at the Zion United Methodist Church in West Salem, IL. Visitation will be held from 5PM to service time on Thursday evening. Private burial in the Moravian Cemetery will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Jerry’s grandchildren, to be used for college expenses. IL.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, May 15, 2014
  • Celebration of a Life Well-Lived Thursday, May 15, 2014
  • Celebration of a Life Well-Lived Thursday, May 15, 2014
  • Celebration of a Life Well-Lived Thursday, May 15, 2014
REMEMBERING

Jerry Wayne Orel

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Sherry Whitehead

May 15, 2014

Prayers for all the Orel family. God bless and comfort you during your time of grief.

May 15, 2014

Jerry was one of a kind and we will miss him for sure. All of you are in our thoughts. Alan (gone away) & Charlotte

Tim and Cara Rinehart

May 15, 2014

Tonya, Holly and family we are so sorry for your loss and you are in our Prayers and thoughts!

Curtis and Holly Leib

May 15, 2014

Many thoughts and prayers coming your way!

Eade Family

May 15, 2014

Dillon, Dakota, Tonya, Holly, and to the rest of the family, we are very sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and we are always just a phone call away. God Bless you all.

Lori Connerly Phillips

May 15, 2014

Holly, I am so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

David & Judy Bryden

May 15, 2014

Prayers for peace and comfort for the entire Orel and Prather Families.

Shecanna Seeley

May 15, 2014

Thinking of the Orel family at this difficult time, my deepest sympathies to you all.

Shelly Allen

May 15, 2014

Tonya, Holly and family....Thinking and praying for you all.

Justin Stanford

May 15, 2014

R.I.P.