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Orville Suessen

November 25, 1939 — May 21, 2019

El Paso-Orville Earl Suessen, 79, of El Paso, IL, died at 2:17 a.m., Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at his home.

He was born November 25, 1939 in Bethalto, IL to Clarence and Viola (Eberhart) Suessen. He married Donna Miller-Edmiaston on November 1, 1987 in Decatur, IL. They were married for 31 years. She survives

Also surviving are two daughters, Cindy (Sunny) Mooney of Denmark, SC, Cherie (Steve) Goulet of Pleasant Hill, CA; one son, Terry (Amy) Suessen of St. Charles, IL; one step-daughter, Angela (Billy) Rook of Downs, IL; one step-son Tim Edmiaston of Normal, IL; one brother, John (Donna) Suessen of Bethalto, IL; one sister, Golda Gross of Marine, IL; ten grandchildren, Garrett, Nick, Gabe, Alyssa, Grant, Abbi, Emma, Liam, Finnegan, Keegan; two great-grandchildren, Bentley and Isabella; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister Darlene Eberhart Zoelzer and one nephew.

Orville served in the U.S. Army Reserves during the Korean Conflict. He retired from Kroger Inc. after 40 years of service, working his way up from bagger to unit store manager. He was a member of First Baptist Church of El Paso and former church properties manager. He also mowed grass for the parks and recreation in Bloomington, mowing the Prairie Vista golf Course Greens. He enjoyed playing golf and was a big NASCAR fan and a fan of both Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Jr. Most of all Orville loved spending time with his family, especially the grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 30, 2019 at First Baptist Church of El Paso, Rev. Russell Zehr will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, at Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in El Paso. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of El Paso.

Online tributes and condolences may be made at


MAY 29. 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)

Ruestman-Harris El Paso
40 West Main Street
El Paso, IL 61738-1561

Funeral Service

MAY 30. 11:00 AM (CDT)

First Baptist Church-El Paso
198 N Cherry St
El Paso, IL 61738-1161

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