David H. Ordway
Dec. 5, 1927 — June 20, 2015
David H. Ordway of Hartland, the youngest child of Harold Edward and Catherine Anna (nee Sheehan) Ordway, was reunited with them and his brothers John “Eddie” and Jim; and sisters Anne (Stannard) and Virginia (Senderhauf) on June 20, 2015.
He was born December 5, 1927 in Summit, and at the age of 3 moved to live in his Pawling family homestead in Hartland. The “house on the hill” remained an important place for the Ordway family. David joined the Navy after attending Hartland High School and upon returning from service began his long career as a professional truck driver. David was introduced by his brother Eddie to the love of his life, Maggie, and they were married on Sept. 15, 1951. Dave convinced his city girl to move out to “the country” and on April 22, 1955, they purchased the Corner Tap in Hartland, where they have lived ever since.
Dave and Maggie welcomed with great joy their most treasured children Karin, Tim and Julie. Together always, Dave and Maggie worked, but also took time to travel and made many trips to sunny Jamaica with family and friends. Dave’s passion, though, was driving truck and he continued until he “retired” at the age of 76. He enjoyed yearly hunting trips to Canada and up north with Tim, searching his family’s genealogy with Karin, and just sitting out at the lake with Julie.
David is survived by his wife, Margaret Carol (nee Jahn), and their children: Karin (Joseph) Frederickson, Timothy (Sandy), and Julie (Tom) Dunham. He is the proud grandpa of Cate (Carlos) Valenzuela, Tom (Lisa) Dunham, Michael Dunham, Christopher Frederickson, Emily (fiancé Korey Enstad) Ordway and David Ordway. He is a special grandpa of Tania (Bob) Liesener and Joseph (Shelly) Frederickson (Joseph, Jonah, Sara and Annie). Dave was delighted to see the births of his great-grandchildren Penny Valenzuela and Greta Dunham. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Marion Ordway, and his many nieces and nephews and their families along with many, many friends.
In the past, he and Maggie have said their goodbyes to many family and friends especially Joe Mosciski, Michael Dunham, Art Stannard, Bill Senderhauf and Tillie Ordway.
Visitation will be held today, June 25, 2015, from 4 p.m. until the time of the prayer service at 7 p.m. at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 380 Bluemound Road, Waukesha (Highway JJ at Highway J, four blocks south of I-94). Private family burial will be held at the Hartland Village Cemetery.
Very special thanks to Dr. John T. (Nancy) Fish III for his care over many years and also to his caregivers and AngelsGrace Hospice. If desired, memorials to AngelsGrace Hospice would be appreciated.
“Say hello to everyone and until we see you again may God hold you in the palm of his hand.”
Church and Chapel Rudolph-Larsen Bros., 380 Bluemound Road, is serving the family. For more information, call 262-827-0659. To receive obit or directions, text 1519430 to 414-301-6422.