Michael Orth

July 31, 1950 ~ May 10, 2021 (age 70)


Michael Orth, age 70, of Pine River, passed away on Monday, May 10, 2021, at his home. He was born to Ora and Maureen Orth on July 31, 1950.

Mike knew and trusted in his Savior, Jesus Christ. He loved his wife, Joanne, as they went through life together. The last 18 winters God blessed them with a wonderful place in Arkansas. They attended a little mountain church there and made many friends in the family of Christ.

Mike loved his children and grandchildren and always talked about how blessed he was to have such a Godly family. He was always passionate about everything they did together. It didn’t matter if they were visiting, hunting, playing games or fixing something. He simply loved being with them.

Mike owned Gilchrist Realty for over 40 years. He made many lifelong friends in the real estate business. He was as passionate about his work as he was about his family. He will be missed but never forgotten.

Mike is survived by his wife of 53 years, Joanne; children: Jessi Christiansen, Chris Orth (Heather), Makyla Jorgensen (Mike); brothers, Don, Vernon (JoAnn), Marlen (Jane), Jerry; and grandchildren: Colton, Kailey and Courtney Christiansen, Austin and Jordan Orth and Makenna Jorgensen. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Heidi; and brothers, LeRoy, Ronnie and Larry.

Services will be 2 PM on Sunday, May 16, at Pine Mountain Gospel in Backus. Visitation will be Saturday from 5 to 7 PM at Kline Funeral Home, Pine River, and one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Pine River.

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