Orville Garfield Lhotka (1915-2001)

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Orville Garfield Lhotka was born 9 August 1915 in Rich Valley Township, McLeod County, Minnesota, United States to Victor Lhotka (1890-1965) and Josephine Korista (1891-1983) and died 4 February 2001 in Litchfield, Meeker County, Minnesota, United States of unspecified causes. He married Evelyn Mabel Marshall (1920-2006) 20 October 1938 in Bagley, Clearwater County, Minnesota, United States. Ancestors are from the United States, the Czech Republic.

Some Details

From his funeral service on 12 February 2001:

Orville Garfield Lhotka was born August 9, 1915 on a farm near Silver Lake, Minnesota to Victor and Josephine (Korista) Lhotka. He attended grade school in Hutchinson and his family moved to Bagley when he was nine years old. He attended school in Bagley where he played the cornet in the band and was on the livestock judging team where he competed in the nationals in Kansas City, earning a gold medal for horse judging. He graduated from the Bagley High School in 1933. After graduation, Orville helped his folks on the farm, worked at a bakery, substituted as a bus driver, and was a mail carrier on the rural route.

On October 20, 1938, Orville married Evelyn Marshall of Bagley at the Congregational Church in Bagley and they enjoyed 63 years of marriage. Orville worked on the telephone line on the Alcan highway for six months, and after he returned home, he and Evelyn bought a farm hear Bagley.

A few years later, they moved into town and Orville drove truck for the co-op oil company. In 1950, Orville moved his family to New Germany, MN where he and Evelyn owned a hardware store. In 1954, Orville moved with his family to Litchfield and started working for the State of Minnesota Department of Weights and Measures, as an inspector.

In 1977 Orville retired, and he and Evelyn enjoyed several winters as snowbirds in many of the southern states. In 1998, Orville and Evelyn moved back to Litchfield where they resided at the time of his death.

Orville loved the out doors, feeding birds and squirrels, hunting, and fishing and he taught his children how to water-ski. He enjoyed a life of good health until recent years.


Offspring of Orville Lhotka and Evelyn Mabel Marshall (1920-2006)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Donna Mae Lhotka (1939)
Duane Orville Lhotka (1942) 11 August 1942 Minnesota Louise Radena Mielke (1943-2012)

Deborah Ann Lhotka (1957)

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Facts about "Orville Garfield Lhotka (1915-2001)"RDF feed
Age at death86 +
AncestryUnited States + and Czech Republic +
Birth blurb9 August 1915
Birth countyMcLeod County, Minnesota +
Birth date9 August 1915 +
Birth date string9 August 1915
Birth day9 +
Birth latitude44.858 +
Birth localityRich Valley Township, McLeod County, Minnesota +
Birth longitude-94.201 +
Birth month8 +
Birth nationUnited States +
Birth nation-subdiv1Minnesota +
Birth place Rich Valley Township, McLeod County, Minnesota, United States
Birth year1,915 +
Children-g1Donna Mae Lhotka (1939) +, Duane Orville Lhotka (1942) + and Deborah Ann Lhotka (1957) +
Children-list1Donna Mae Lhotka (1939)+Duane Orville Lhotka (1942)+Deborah Ann Lhotka (1957)
Death blurb4 February 2001
Death countyMeeker County, Minnesota +
Death date4 February 2001 +
Death date string4 February 2001
Death day4 +
Death latitude45.117 +
Death localityLitchfield, Minnesota +
Death longitude-94.533 +
Death month2 +
Death nationUnited States +
Death nation-subdiv1Minnesota +
Death place Litchfield, Meeker County, Minnesota, United States
Death year2,001 +
Desc1Donna Mae Lhotka (1939) +, Duane Orville Lhotka (1942) + and Deborah Ann Lhotka (1957) +
FatherVictor Lhotka (1890-1965) +
Given nameOrville +
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Joined withEvelyn Mabel Marshall (1920-2006) +
Joined with-g1Evelyn Mabel Marshall (1920-2006) +
Long nameOrville Garfield Lhotka +
Middle nameGarfield +
MotherJosephine Korista (1891-1983) +
Notable ancestors
Page language
SexM +
Short nameOrville Lhotka +
Spouse latitude
Spouse longitude
SurnameLhotka +
Wedding1 countyClearwater County, Minnesota +
Wedding1 date20 October 1938 +
Wedding1 day20 +
Wedding1 localityBagley, Minnesota +
Wedding1 month10 +
Wedding1 nationUnited States +
Wedding1 nation-subdiv1Minnesota +
Wedding1 place Bagley, Clearwater County, Minnesota, United States
Wedding1 year1,938 +

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