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Bernard K. Orey, 98, of East Moline passed away August 16, 2021, at his home.
Per his wishes he will be cremated and a private graveside service will be held at a later date. Schroder Mortuary, Silvis is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or one’s favorite charity.
Bernie was born May 7, 1923, in Bolivia, IL the son of George F. and Lucy (Dechert) Orey. He married Shirley Sallee on February 1, 1946, and later married Elizabeth Neyens on October 4, 1979, in Las Vegas, NV. Bernie was a 1941 graduate of Lanphier High School in Springfield, IL. He was the owner of Belting and Bearings Co. Silvis for 20 years.
He was a Master Mason with Temple Lodge #46 in Peoria (67 years) and a Paul Harris Fellow with the East Moline Rotary. He enjoyed photography, scuba diving, and hunting throughout his lifetime. Bernie was a practical joker, making friends wherever he went.
Survivors include his wife Betty; children Shelley Sandholm (David), Mark Orey (Sherry), Jerry Orey (Debbie); Grandchildren Robert Cravens, Chad Sandholm, Jason Sandholm, Jennifer Majetic (Andy), Jeremy Orey (Amber); Great Grandchildren Rhys Majetic, Declan Majetic, Jayden Orey and Breckyn Orey.
Bernie was preceded in death by his parents; son George Bernard Orey;
3 sisters and 1 brother.
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