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Orville J. Stendahl

September 14, 1927 — October 16, 2020

Orville J. Stendahl, 93, of rural Chaseburg, died Friday October 16, 2020 at Norseland Nursing Home in Westby.

He was born September 14, 1927 to Nordahl and Sanda (Langaard) Stendahl.  He attended Nerison School. He married Lorraine Berg on August 6, 1955 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Westby. Orville loved farming and farmed his entire life on the Stendahl home farm in the town of Coon. He served on the town of Coon board for 35 years, the Coon Creek Fire Association board for many years and the REA board.  He was active in Dartball League and Nerison 4-H. Orville enjoyed watching sports, especially the Brewers, reading his newspapers, going for rides and spending time with family. For many years, he was the scorekeeper for baseball games at Esofea Park.  Orville always looked forward to coffee time and would never turn down a cookie.

Survivors include his son, Lee (Sharon) of rural Chaseburg; 2 granddaughters, Sara (John) Rudie of rural Chaseburg and Lisa (KJ) Paulson of Combined Locks; a great granddaughter, Mia Rudie; a son-in-law, Terry Paulson and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lorraine in 2019, his daughter, Lynn Paulson; a brother, Noble (Gladys) Stendahl and 2 sisters, Anna (Robert) Olson and Arlene (Loren) Bergh.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday October 22, 2020 at the Coon Valley Lutheran Church. Rev. Julie Wollman will officiate with burial in the church cemetery. Masks are required. A visitation will be held on Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Seland Funeral Home in Coon Valley and at the church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until service time. Memorials may be given to the Coon Valley Lutheran Church.  Condolences may be given at

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Seland Funeral Home & Cremation Services

204 Central Avenue, Coon Valley, WI 54623

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Thursday, October 22, 2020

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