Obituary of Bernice Cordula Orr
Bernice Cordula Orr was born March 23, 1938, to Arthur and Erma Margaret Madeline (DeNeve) Berscheid in Victor, Iowa. She was one of 13 children. Bernice passed away January 3, 2022, at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital, after a brief battle with COVID-19.
Bernice grew up in Victor and went to school there, until the 4th grade; then attended Corning Schools and graduated from Corning High School in 1956. She married George Orr on April 16, 1957, and they had 9 children.
Throughout her career, she drove a school bus and was a crossing guard in LaVista, Nebraska. The family restaurant, Keepin’ Afloat, started her cooking career. She also cooked for several area restaurants. That career ended with Aces Diner at Harrah’s Casino.
Bernice spent as much time as possible with her children and grandchildren. She loved playing cribbage, mowing, gardening, camping, music, and dancing. She especially loved cooking for her family and hosting big barbecues.
She is preceded in death by her parents; Arthur and Erma Berscheid, daughter Willetta Weeks, daughter and son-in-law Georgetta and Robert Simpson; sisters Yvonne and Charlotte.
Bernice is survived by her husband George of 64 years; children Bernard (Bobbin) Orr, Vince (Mae) Orr, Frank (Jolene) Orr, Charlene (Kevin) Newberg, Carrie (George) Bruce, Elizabeth Walton, Glenn (Heather) Orr, son-in-law Jeff Weeks, along with grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sisters, brothers, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Due to the rising number of Covid-19 cases, the family is requesting that masks are to be worn during the family visitation and the funeral.