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Michael Dale Ordway

October 24, 1952 — December 26, 2014

Michael Dale Ordway age 62 of New Bavaria died Friday evening, December 26, 2014 at his home after a short battle with cancer.

His Legacy… He was born October 24, 1952 to Chester and Dorothy (Eitzman) Ordway in Napoleon.  Mike graduated from Holgate High School in 1972.  On December 9, 1972, he married Pamela Jones.  He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, New Bavaria and he retired from GM Powertrain in Defiance after 42 years.  Mike was an avid Holgate Tiger and Detroit Tiger fan.

His Family… He is survived by his loving wife Pamela of 42 years; daughters, Rhonda (Steve) Hilvers, Ottoville and Andrea (Chris) Burgel, New Bavaria; 4 grandchildren, Abigail, Olivia, Brodi and Dru; brothers, Frank (Jo) Ordway, Holgate, Bob Ordway, Littleton, CO, Doug (Teri) Ordway, Holgate, and sister-in-law Mary Ordway, Holgate.  Mike was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Ted Ordway and a sister-in-law Becky Ordway.

His Farewell Services… Friends and family will be received in the Zachrich Funeral Home, 114 William St., Holgate on Monday from 6-8 pm and again on Tuesday from 2-4 and 5-8 pm.  The Rosary will be on Tuesday evening at 7:30 pm.  Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 am on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, New Bavaria with Father Nick Cunningham officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Contributions made in Mike’s memory can be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church or the American Cancer Society.


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