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“Sending thoughts and prayers.... such a wonderful man, always smiling and bragging about his grandchildren.. ”
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“Dear Marie (and all your family) I was so very sad to hear about Joe. I love you so much Marie and just feel so sad for you!!! I have been 3 years...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Virginia Kane - Hastings, MI

“Mr. Orzechowski always had a smile and a kind word. My sympathy and prayers for his family. ”
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4 of 7 | Posted by: Gene Wiggins NARFE Chap. 1019 - IL

“I am so sorry for your loss. He was one of a kind. I will never forget how he always treated me good. I still cherish the trips to Mo. and him...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Phillip Easton - Tilden, IL

“Marie - Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Joe was one of those good "ole guys". We all have good memories of First Bapist. May God be...Read More »
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“I was sorry to read of Joe's passing. I remember my twin Lewis and I playing with David at their home as young kids. After moving away to CA, I...Read More »
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Joseph "Joe" Orzechowski, 85, of Marissa, IL; born on November 24, 1931 in Cleveland, OH died peacefully on November 5, 2017 at Coulterville Rehabilitation and Health Center.

Joe was a Korean War Air Force veteran and was a member of the First Baptist Church, Marissa, IL. He retired from Civil Service, Department of the Army in 1990.

He was preceded in death by his father and step-mother – Joseph and Stella Orzechowski, Sr. and his mother – Mary Wojnar.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Marie Janette, nee Kane, Orzechowski, whom he married on October 2, 1954. Two sons – Terry (Maggie) Orzechowski of Laural Bay, SC; David (Barbara) Orzechowski of Marissa, IL. Four grandchildren – Gloria (Ryan) Mabry; Timothy Orzechowski; Alan (Danielle) Orzechowski; Megan (Brandon) Fritsche. Seven great-grandchildren – Elayna Mabry; Cora Mabry; Jacob Mabry; Brianna Orzechowski; Bryson Orzechowski; Bradon Fritsche; Brantley Fristsche.

Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at

Visitation: Friends may call the First Baptist Church in Marissa, IL on Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm.

Funeral: Services will be held at the First Baptist Church in Marissa, IL on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 2:00pm with Pastors Jim and Deb Harkness officiating.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.