Lynn J. Orendorff

Feb. 20, 1942 - Dec. 1, 2011

Lynn J. Orendorff, 69, of Maquoketa, Iowa, died Thursday morning, Dec. 1, 2011, at his home.

Lynn was born Feb. 20, 1942, in Flanagan, Ill., the son of Dale and Velda (May) Orendorff. He graduated from Flanagan High School and the University of Illinois. He married Joyce Ferris on June 7, 1969, in Somonauk, Ill.

Lynn was an electrical engineer for Camtronics in Hartland and Louis Allis in New Berlin.

He was a ham operator with the Amateur Radio Relay League. He collected and repaired clocks, kept up on technological changes and enjoyed woodworking. Lynn did most of the finish work on their home.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Orendorff of Maquoketa; one daughter, Amy Lynn (Michael) Lucas of Polk City, Iowa; one son, Dan Orendorff of Maquoketa; three grandchildren, Lucy, Audrey and Eli Lucas; and two sisters, Lee Ann (Dr. Charles) Farrar of Galesburg, Ill., and Donna Dwyer of Bartlett, Ill.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until the 2 p.m. memorial service Sunday, Dec. 4, at Lahey Funeral Home in Maquoketa.

Private Interment will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be given to Hospice of Jackson County.

Lahey Funeral Home, 563-652-2453, is serving the family. Online condolences can be made at