Culver – Orville L. Blessing, 75, a Culver resident for the past 45 years, coming from Knox, Ind., died at 5:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 10, 2002, following a courageous four-year battle with cancer. Orville died at his residence, 17563 14B Road, Culver, under the tender and loving care of his family and the Marshall County Hospice. Born in Chicago, Ill., Orville was the son of Adolf and Hattie Schwartz Blessing. He graduated from Hamlet High School and served two years in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict from Sept. 1950 until Sept. 1952. On June 8, 1957, in Burr Oak, Ind., Orville and Charlotte Wallen were married. He worked for Zechiel Farm Service in Culver for 25 years, then later was employed by Culver Academies as supervisor at the Academy post office. He retired in 1992. Orville enjoyed camping and had traveled through most of the United States. He especially enjoyed the time he spent at Mt. Rushmore in South Dakota. An avid reader of Christian literature, he was a member of the Faith Baptist Church, Plymouth. Orville is survived by Charlotte, his loving wife of 45 years, and by three daughters and their husbands and ten grandchildren. His daughters are: Shara and Rick Spicer, LaPorte, Ind., Marcia and Russ Madsen, Wichita Falls, Texas, and Nancy and John Kruyer, Argos, Ind. Orville was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Bob Blessing. Visitation with the family will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 12, 2002, in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2002, at 11 a.m. in the Faith Baptist Church, 12987 Peach Rd., Plymouth. The Rev. Dr. Paul Loder will officiate. Military graveside honors will be accorded to Orville by the Plymouth V.F.W. #1162. Burial will be in Burr Oak Cemetery, Burr Oak, Ind. Memorial gifts in Orville’s memory may be made to the Marshall County Hospice.