Oskaloosa. Orin E. Havener, 92, a resident of the Center for Long Term Care in Altoona, and formerly of Oskaloosa, died Saturday, January 17, 2004, at the care center. He was born July 1, 1911 in Mahaska County, the son of Ed and Lottie McConnell Havener. He was married to Opal Bruere on May 3, 1931, and she died November 18, 1946. Early in his adult life, he farmed, and then later had many other jobs, including owning and operating stockyards at Bussey; and later owned and operated a coal mine near Marysville. On March 14, 1959, he was united in marriage to Carrol Smith at Washington, Iowa. Orin later was a mail contractor for a time; was a car salesman in Oskaloosa; and operated restaurants in Batavia and Des Moines. Not content in retirement, he farmed with his son, Lyle, for many years, even working into his mid 80â€™s. He was a member of the Masonic lodge, and moved back to Oskaloosa in 1988 from Johnston.
Orin is survived by his wife Carrol; 4 sons: Charles (& Jane) Havener of DeWit, Iowa, Lyle (& Terry) Havener of Bondurant, Don (& Connie) Havener of DeWit, Iowa, and Jerry (& Sherry) Havener of Red Oak; 3 daughters: Billie Jean (& Ernie) Wilfong of Omaha, Jane (& Norman) Kisling of Stockport, and Peggy (& Burke) Taylor of Moab, Utah; a stepson: Paul (& Dee) Smith of Washington, Iowa; a stepdaughter, Marcia Dautremont of Iowa City; 29 grandchildren; great grandchildren; a brother: Paul (& Blanche) Havener of Oskaloosa; and a sister in law: Esther Havener of Knoxville; and nieces and nephews.
Orin was preceded in death by his first wife, his parents; a brother: Hubert Havener; and 2 sisters: Hazel Chilcote and Dorothy Havener.
Funeral services for Orin Havener will be held Monday, January 19, 2004, at 1:30 p.m. in the Bates Funeral Chapel, Oskaloosa, with the Rev. Ron Hall officiating. Burial will be in the Weldon Cemetery, southwest of Oskaloosa. Visitation with the family will be Sunday 6:30 â€“ 8 p.m. at the Bates Funeral Chapel in Oskaloosa.