Donald Orth

Donald Dean Orth

Monday, November 16th, 2020
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Donald Dean Orth, 58, of Elkhart, IN, formerly of St. Joseph, MI, went home on Monday, November 16, 2020 of natural causes.

He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Laurie Krause Orth, RN, BSN; his four sons, Dane Orth, Devin Orth, Alexander Orth (Nicole), and Donovon Orth (fiancé Kimberly Scribner); his three grandsons and two granddaughters; five siblings, Debbie (Don) Roush, Wendy (George) Whaley, Marie (Kenyon) Shane, Marylea Mitchell, Paul (Susanne) Orth; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunt and uncles.

In Donald’s younger days, he worked in the family business, Willie Piontek Painting and Redecorating, and later for Berrien County Courthouse as the ground’s keeper. It was his passion to beautify his community through painting, staining and wallpapering homes and businesses. He was a kind and thoughtful man who’s heart was too big for this world and was taken too soon.

Donald’s parents, Dean & Beverly Orth and step-father Willie Piontek, preceded him in death.

Donald lived for his family, enjoyed his grandchildren, good food and political discussion, may he rest in peace.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services. Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at
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Laurie Orth

Posted at 04:08pm
Your family misses you & we will NEVER FORGET YOU! You have left us too soon, but well loved💙💔❣✝️🙏

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Blake Ward

Posted at 10:02am
I have mostly childhood memories of Don, playing in our basement in Wisconsin, playing outside, and visiting him and his siblings in Michigan. He was always friendly, and I admired him for his many interests. May he rest in peace and my heartfelt condolences to his wife, children, grandchildren and surviviing brother and sisters.

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