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Jill Orvik

October 9, 1947 — June 15, 2020

Jill L. Orvik, age 72 of St. Louis Park, MN and formerly of Faribault, MN passed away on Monday, June 15, 2020 at the Park Health Care Center in St. Louis Park following an extended illness.

Jill Lenore Orvik was born October 9, 1947 in Crookston, Polk CO., Minnesota and passed away in the Minneapolis area on June 15, 2020.  She was born to Margaret Elnora Skaug and Leroy E. Orvik. She is survived by a brother, Mark Leroy Orvik and sister-in-law, Susie of New Prague, Minnesota, nephew Ben, his wife Kailah and their daughter-Jill’s great-niece, Willow. Jill has many cousins in Minnesota, Oregon, and California. She leaves behind many longtime friends in Faribault.

Jill spent her childhood years with family near Beltrami, Minnesota surrounded by grandmother, Huldah [Olson] Skaug/Mjelde and great grandparents Andrew and Louisa Olson. There were enjoyable visits at her Uncles farm, Marvin and Ann Skaug and the many cousins there.   She graduated from Fertile High School and resided with her parents later settling in Faribault.

She was a dedicated volunteer for years at the Salvation Army in Faribault where she formed lasting friendships. She was a primary caregiver for her mother, Margaret until her passing a few years ago.

Jill’s interests included shopping and fishing and she loved the many trips she made around the state to enjoy the fishing season. She took several trips to Florida and the east coast. Also, Jill loved to try her luck at the local casinos.  Jill had been in poor health these past years and had to leave her apartment in Faribault where she cared for her two treasured cats, Bootsy and Blackie. She has since been living at Park Health Care Center in St. Louis Park.

Jill was a good soul, determined and stubborn and loved by all that knew her. She will be missed.

A private family graveside service will be at Fairview Cemetery in Beltrami, Minnesota. Donation’s in memory of Jill should be sent to Rice County Humane Society, 1201 Cannon Circle, Faribault, MN 55021

Funeral arrangements are being completed by the Parker Kohl Funeral Home & Crematory of Faribault.

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