Subscribe | E-Editions | Free E-editions | River News 75 | Super Shopper - FREE | About Us | Contact Us | FREE Classified Items Under $50
The Northwoods River News | Rhinelander, Wisconsin

home : obituaries : obituaries
June 24, 2022

3/22/2022 5:28:00 AM
Frank Ory Jr.

Frank Ory Jr., age 88, of Enterprise, died on March 15, 2022, at his home. He was born on Oct. 12, 1933 on the second floor of the Mecikalski Stovewood building in Jennings, to Frank and Elsie (Meister) Ory. He attended schools in Enterprise and Rhinelander, graduating from Rhinelander High School.

After his schooling Frank went to work for the Rhinelander Paper Company in 1952. After 15 years in the mill he decided to move his family to Tennessee. A year later they returned to Enterprise where he began his logging and trucking business. He loved logging and being in the woods and he was an inspiration to his two sons who chose to follow in their dad's footsteps. He was working in the woods up until the day he died.

Frank married the former Vivian Starks on June 10, 1953 in Pelican Lake and they were blessed with 65 years of marriage and their two sons. Vivian preceded Frank in death on December 4, 2018.

Frank loved being with his family. He was proud of his boys and their families. Each year they all looked forward to deer hunting in the Enterprise area. He enjoyed fishing and his annual trips up to Lake Gogebic. He was a hard-working man who had a good sense of humor and who would help both family and friends with anything you needed.

Frank is survived by his sons Dan (Lori) Ory and Steve (Patti) Ory, his grandchildren Stacy (Brett) Sievert, Brad (Lisa) Ory, Eric (Tiffanie) Ory and Tom (Sara) Ory, his great-grandchildren Alyssa, Taylor, Camryn, Kennedy, Alexis, Nathan, Nolan, Olivia and Simon, his sister Betty Feustel, his brothers Ervin and Allen, nieces, nephews, other family and many friends. In addition to his wife, he was also preceded in death by his parents, his sisters Mildred Ory and Joanne Hirman and his brother Joseph.

Visitation for Frank will be held on Monday, March 21, 2022 from 10 a.m. to noon, with a prayer service following at noon, all at the Carlson Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Enterprise Cemetery. You may leave your private condolences for the Ory family at

The Carlson Funeral Home (715-369-1414) is serving the Ory family.

Article Comment Submission Form
Please feel free to submit your comments.

Article comments are not posted immediately to the Web site. Each submission must be approved by the Web site editor, and meet the comment guidelines (see "Comment Guidelines" at right). There may be a delay of 24-48 hours for any submission while the web site editor reviews and approves it.

Note: All information on this form is required. Your telephone number and email address is for our use only, and will not be attached to your comment.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Last Name:
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.

Advanced Search
search sponsored by

Subscription Login

Order photo reprints

Advertising Information

Community Connections
Submit to Newspaper...

Ced Vig's books for sale
Kris Gilbertson's 'I Recall...'

Facebook | All Things | Wisconsin Lottery | The Lakeland Times - affiliate | Winter Road Conditions | Snow/Trail Conditions

The Northwoods River News | Walker Communications, LLC
232 S. Courtney Street, Rhinelander, WI 54501 | Office (715) 365-6397 | Fax (715) 365-6361

Corporate billing office: The Lakeland Times / Lakeland Printing Inc. | P.O. Box 790, Minocqua, WI 54548 | (715) 356-5236 | Fax (715) 358-2121
Members of the Wisconsin Newspaper Association, Wisconsin Community Papers, Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce, Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce

Site Design and Content | Copyright 2022 1up!

Software © 1998-2022 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved