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Orvis Bye

Orvis Ardell Bye, 84, of Hatton, ND, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at Sanford Medical Center in Mayville, ND. A memorial service will be held Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Goose River Lutheran Church, rural Hatton. A visitation will be held Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. with a prayer service to follow at 7:00 p.m. at the Hatton Prairie Village Chapel in Hatton.

Orvis A. Bye was born April 29, 1932 to Alfred and Olga (Bjerke) Bye in Newburg Township, rural Hatton. As a young man, Orvis spend many days hauling water and gravel in his 59 Ford. He then began farming with his brother Alfred Jr. until his retirement at the age of 65. For many years, Orvis served on the Hatton Coop and Hatton Farmers Elevator Boards. He also served as treasurer on the Goose River Church Council. Orvis was a hardworking, honest man who seldom complained. He will be deeply missed by his family and countless friends.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Marilyn; children: Debbie (Curt) Gilberg, Thompson, ND; Tami (John) Vigen, Horace, ND; Brad (Beth) Ness, Thompson, ND; Troy (Lisa) Ness, Kindred, ND; grandchildren: Ryan (Phuong) Gilberg, Chad (Laura) Gilberg, Lisa Gilberg, Rachel (Ron) Gierszewski, Chris Vigen, Madison Ness, Pete, Hunter and Allie Ness; great-grandchildren: Emma, Logan, Grace, Owen, Alyssa, MaKenzie, Tyler; sisters: Francis Braaten, Mayville, ND; Delores (Rob) Kringlen, Grand Forks, ND; sister-in-law, Ruby Bye, Hatton, ND; Orvis is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceding him in death were his parents, brothers: Arnold, Clarence and Alfred Jr; and sister, Marie (Norman) Pederson.

Since the allergy season is in full bloom, the family requests no floral arrangements. Greenery or silk appreciated.


Wednesday, April 26, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Hatton Prairie Village Chapel
950 Dakota Ave
Hatton, North Dakota 58240

Prayer Service

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
7:00 PM

Hatton Prairie Village Chapel
950 Dakota Ave
Hatton, North Dakota 58240

Memorial Service

Thursday, April 27, 2017
11:00 AM

Goose River Lutheran Church
1547 140th Ave NE
Hatton, ND 58240

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Marilyn, my condolences to you for the loss of your husband Orvis. You might remember me as Marilyn Worley. Marlys Jensen told me recently that Orvis died, and I just read his obituary. He was such a nice person, friendly, funny, and fun to talk with. I wish you and your family all the best.

Marilyn L. Johnson Nov 7 2017 12:00 AM

Deb, Tami, Marilyn and families, Thoughts and prayers are with you all for the loss of Orvis.

Denise and Barry Zimmerman Apr 27 2017 12:00 AM

Thinking of you all, and sending hugs.

Todd & Deb Thorstad Apr 26 2017 12:00 AM

Marilyn and Family we are thinking of you and your family for the loss of Orvis. You are in our thoughts and prayers. See you when when we are in Hatton.

Kay, Jeff and Shawn Peterson Apr 25 2017 12:00 AM

We sure are glad we spent that one after noon with you even though it wasn't very long. It was nice to get to know you two better. We both feel it was a blessing to have Orvis pass away. Our sympathies to you and he will be missed!

Ron and Edie Braaten Apr 21 2017 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss! Orvis was a good man and will be missed dearly!

Maxine Mehus Apr 20 2017 12:00 AM