Albert F. Orcutt

February 2, 1926 ~ February 3, 2018 (age 92)
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    Albert F. Orcutt, 92 years old, passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on Saturday, February 3rd at 9:45 a.m in Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw. He is remembered as a loving father and had noted that he “Lived a great life with no regrets.”

   Al, as most knew him, was born on February 2, 1926 in Atwood. He was the son of Wesley L. and Ethel (Bemis) Orcutt. He was a 1944 graduate of Atwood High School and spent most of his lifetime in Kosciusko County.

   On September 9, 1944, Albert F. Orcutt was inducted into the United States Army in Indianapolis, Indiana. He would serve his country in the campaigns of Central Europe and was wounded in action on April 11, 1945 for which he earned a Purple Heart. He was decorated with several other medals and ribbons before being honorably discharged from Fort Sheridan, Illinois on July 27, 1946.

   He returned to the waiting arms of Marjorie Haley to whom he was wed on August 17, 1946. Together they had five children and shared more than 50 happy years before her passing. He was blessed to find love again and was married to Esther J. Grindel on August 19, 1998 though she too preceded him in passing after nearly twenty happy years together.

   Al was humble, multi-talented and good with his hands. As a young man he farmed but he held jobs as a carpenter and in metal fabrication, too. He was an electrician for Derry Electric and had worked for Reliable Builders. He was a longtime member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church and a member of American Legion, Post 49. He had served on the Harrison Township Advisory Board and enjoyed bluegrass music. A licensed pilot himself, Al was grateful to participate in an Honor Flight to Washington D.C on May 2015.

   He is survived by four sons: Michael (Maureen) Orcutt of Boston, MA, Rex (Jean) Orcutt of Warsaw, Wayne (Vicki) Orcutt of Warsaw, and Mitch (Rachael) Orcutt of Quinland, TX; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a sister, Betty (Ted) Wilson of Hulett, WY. This is in addition to his numerous nieces and nephews.

   Al was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie (December 17, 1997); his wife, Esther (April 20, 2017); daughter, Arlene Talladino (November 11, 2008); and siblings, Helen Jervis, Genevieve Druckamiller and Robert Orcutt.

   Visitation will be held at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 105 East Hovey Street in Atwood, on Friday February 9th from 4 to 8 p.m. His funeral service will be held on Saturday at 2p.m. in the church with Pastor Mike Beezley officiating.

   Memorial gifts may be made to Kosciusko Home Care and Hospice, PO Box 1196 Warsaw, IN 46581, or to Aldersgate UMC.

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