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Orville Bertram Sampson Jr.January 27, 1955 ~ April 13, 2017 (age 62)
Orville Bertram Sampson Jr., 62, of Aperion Care Nursing Home in Spring Valley and formerly of Peru, passed away April 13, 2017, in St. Margaret’s Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at Grace Bible Fellowship Church in Peru on Monday, at 11:00 AM with a visitation beginning at 10:00 AM until the time of service. Hurst Funeral Home in La Salle is assisting the family with arrangements. Rev. Steve Adamson, Pastor of Faith Assembly of God in Peru will officiate. Cremation rites will follow the services with a private burial in Peru City Cemetery at a later date.
Orville was born in St. Mary’s Hospital in LaSalle, IL, on January 27, 1955, to Orville and Phyllis (Jacobsen) Sampson Sr.
Orville graduated from LaSalle-Peru Township High School, 1974, and attended Liberty Bible College in Lynchburg, VA. He attended First Baptist Church in LaSalle, active in the Awana Club, and later Grace Bible Fellowship Church in Peru where he enjoyed singing.
Orville loved his family, especially his nieces and nephews, and his beloved service dog, Susan. Orville always looked forward to get-togethers with family members, especially his own birthday parties. He spent the last several years of his adult life in nursing homes and enjoyed listening to books on tape and Christian and other recorded music. He loved his daily Pepsi and food of any kind. He will always be remembered for saying, “More please” and “Thank you.” Orville “LOVED” Chicago sports teams: Cubs, Bears, and Blackhawks. He will be remembered as a man who always asked how everybody else was doing.
Orville is survived by 4 sisters: Karen Leonard, Sue (Gregg) Flaherty, Kay (Mike) Raineri, and Gloria Sampson all of Peru. He is also survived by 4 brothers: Larry (Nancy) Sampson of Chicago, Jim Sampson of Peru, Terry (Nancy) Sampson of Naperville, and Kevin (Laura) Sampson of Peru. Orville is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father and a sister, Julie Ann in infancy. Pallbearers will be Orville’s brothers and sisters.
Memorials may be directed to the family.