Akkerman-Ingebrand • Mora, MN
320-679-1933

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320-396-2121

Mora, MN • 320-679-1933

Braham, MN • 320-396-2121

ELIZABETH “LIZ” ORR

AKKERMAN INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA

Elizabeth “Liz” Orr, of Mora, passed away on Monday, September 27, 2021 at the St. Clare Living Community in Mora.  She was 87 years old.

PLEASE NOTE: The family REQUESTS that FACE MASKS be worn at the services for  Liz. Being aware of the need to keep social distance, and not coming if you are sick or at risk (e.g. elderly, immune-compromised) will help protect everyone.

MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, October 15, 2021 (Liz’s Birthday) at the Quamba Baptist Church with Rev. Ivan Fiske officiating.

MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held 1 hour prior to the service at the church.

INURNMENT will be in the Oakwood Cemetery in Mora.

MEMORIALS are preferred to the Quamba Baptist Church.

Elizabeth Ann (Mittelstadt) Orr passed away on Monday, September 27, 2021 at the St. Clare Living Community in Mora. She was 87 years old.

She was born on the family farm near Quamba on October 15, 1933 to Alvin August “Ole” Mittelstadt and Freda Oslin. She attended Quamba Grade School and Mora High School. The Quamba Baptist Church was a big part of her life.

In August of 1950, she married Richard Harley Orr in Freda and Ole’s garden in Quamba. They then moved to the family farm, lovingly called “Orr’s Acres.” To this union, four children were born; Paulette, Brian, Steven and Mary Ann.

Liz’s first job was working for Herb Lidstrom at the Quamba Hardware, and then she worked for Jean and Elwood Ostrom at the grocery store on Main Street in Quamba. Her next job was social editor at the Kanabec County Times. Liz loved to cook, so the next job she took was spending her summers at the Yes Bay Lodge in Alaska. She worked for the Hacks for over fifteen years. Guests and crews enjoyed her home style cooking and her ability to cook all seafood, she even prepared octopus for a guest who had caught one. During the winter months, she was a realtor for Soderstrom Realty where she worked until retiring at the age of 77.

Liz traveled extensively in the United States and also to Israel, Romania, Nigeria and Sweden. Her trip to Nigeria was to visit the orphanage she helped fund and established in memory of Mary Ann. Liz was known for her hospitality with a lot of good food and visiting around the dining room table with a cup of coffee and her Swedish sugar cookies. Some favorites were her baked beans, homemade buns, biscotti and great family meals.

She was preceded in death by her husband Richard, son Brian, and daughter Mary Ann, her parents Ole and Freda Mittelstadt, stepfather Art Winterfeldt, brothers-in-law Loren Price and Charles Akkerman.

She is survived by daughter Paulette (Greg) Telander of Mora; son Steven (Diana) of Mora; sister Delores Akkerman of Mora; 10 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

5 thoughts on “ELIZABETH “LIZ” ORR”

  1. Dear Paulette and family – I was so saddened to see your Mom had passed away, yet filled with overwhelming joy that she was once again with Mary Ann. I have fun memories of being at your childhood home as a kid and thoughtful memories of conversations with your Mom about Mary Ann after she died. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Linnae

  2. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family ..Liz was a very special lady and I so enjoyed her serving her sugar cookies and cider at the annual Christmas tea at PNB. Kenny and Mary Jane

  3. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family ..Liz was a very special lady and I so enjoyed her serving her sugar cookies and cider at the annual Christmas tea at PNB.

  4. Dear Paulette, Steve and family, My heart rejoices knowing that your Mom is in heaven. My thoughts and prayers went out towards her often. Oh what a reunion she must have had at those pearly gates! I know you have sadness in your hearts at her passing, but remember that sadness lasts but for a night and joy comes in the morning. I have so many special memories of your mom and cherish the privilege of knowing her. Blessings to you and all of her family. With love, joy and sadness, Judy Hingos (Doering)

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