Orville Ellis Alcott
Wednesday, July 29, 1936
Date of Death:
Friday, May 12, 2023
86 years old
Orville Ellis Alcott
Orville Ellis Alcott, 86, of Rochester, passed away, Friday, May 12, 2023 at Methodist Hospital in Rochester following a brief illness.
Orville was born July 29, 1936 in Pope County, Minnesota to Ellis and Alice (Abraham) Alcott. In 1954 he graduated from the Stewartville High School where he was on the football and wrestling teams. He also participated in Golden Gloves Boxing. From 1955 – 1957 he served in the United States Navy on the USS Essex.
On June 14, 1958 Orville was united in marriage to Phyllis Zimmerman. Orv worked for Quarve & Anderson Sand and Gravel before going to work at the Olmsted County Highway Department where he retired after many years of plowing snow and highway maintenance. He was a member of the Church of the Resurrection Catholic Church and the Stewartville American Legion. He enjoyed hunting deer and pheasants and took several trips to Wyoming deer hunting. He was also an avid fisherman and especially enjoyed fishing for Walleye in Northern Minnesota. Orv was a selfless man who was always willing to give a helping hand and devoted husband to Phyllis for over 64 years.
Orville is survived by his wife, Phyllis; his siblings, Stanley Alcott, Joyce (Loren) Wiener, and Alice “Cookie” Volberding; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ellis and Alice; siblings Dale, Dorothy, Roy, and Marjorie.
The Funeral Service for Orv will be held on Friday, May 19, 2023 at 11:00AM in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home officiated by Father Shawn Haremza. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. A luncheon will follow at the River Park Reception Hall. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, Rochester. Military Honors will be provided by American Legion Post 92 of Rochester.
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So sorry for your loss, prayers for you Phyllis and the family. Both Don and I worked with Orv at Q & A. He was one of the best truck drivers ever. One of the things we both remember about Orv. He came to work looking like he had just come out of Hat Box and went home still looking the same after a long day. His truck was spotless inside, everyone always said you could eat off the floor in his truck.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
So very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all.
Phyllis and family
So sorry for your loss. May God give you peace during this difficult time. May all your happy memories help you get through your grief.
I’m so sorry to hear about Orv. He was truly one of the good guys and I feel honored to be one of his many friends. I’ll always remember the fishing trip along with some of the trips too Vegas, they were always a great time. I’ll also remember all the fun on Friday and Saturday at the Legion in Stewartville and Plainview. I will miss those times with Orv and friends but it will make me happy thinking about them. May God bless him and his family.