Orda Stankee

Orda Stankee

Orda Stankee, 87, of DeWitt, passed away Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, at Grand Haven Assisted Living in Eldridge.

Orda Louise Hansen was born Sept. 25, 1932, to Louis and Hilda Staack Hansen in Low Moor. She graduated from DeWitt High School in 1950. She married F. Eugene Mackin in 1950. He preceded her in death in 1969. She later married Glen E. Stankee in 1975. He preceded her in death in 1999. Orda was employed at ALCOA, the Rock Island Arsenal, and then self-employed as a realtor in DeWitt until retiring in 1996.

Orda was a member of First Congregational United Church of Christ, Springbrook Country Club, and was very involved in other community organizations in DeWitt.

She enjoyed singing as a teenager and performed on the radio on several occasions, as well as in Handel’s Messiah in Clinton. Orda loved following the St. Louis Cardinals.

She is survived by a brother, Robert (Carol) Hansen, of DeWitt; a sister, Rosemary (Dale) Cleland, of Lake Oswego, Oregon; a brother-in-law, David (Carolyn) Mackinm of DeWitt; sisters-in-law, Ruth Hansen, of Bloomington, Illinois, Madonna Mackin, Margaret Mackin and Sue Naley, all of Bettendorf; five stepchildren; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by a brother, Louis.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service time of noon Friday, Nov. 8, at First Congregational United Church of Christ in DeWitt. Burial will be at Pine Hill Cemetery in Wheatland.

Condolences may be expressed and a photo tribute viewed atschultzfuneralhomes.com.