Obituary for James Orfield
James Preston Orfield, 72, of Fellsmere, FL passed away June 26, 2017 at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne.
Jim was born October 4, 1944 in Platteville, WI to Preston A. and Milda Orfield, farmers in Lancaster, WI, where he grew up and worked as a mechanic. He received an Associates degree from Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, FL in 1969.
Jim married Helen Ann Block on March 14, 1964 and had two daughters, Sheila Kay and Shelly Rae.
He enjoyed the outdoors and caring for animals, all of them: domestic, native and exotic, even after being limited to a wheelchair following a motorcycle accident in 1983 and moving to Fellsmere in 1985.
Jim is survived by one daughter, Sheila Dunning of Baker, FL; two grandchildren, Robert and Carrie; six great-grandchildren, Dawson, Clayton, Braydn, Kenton, Andrew, and Alayna; and a faithful old goose named Gradey, who now resides at LaPorte Farms in Sebastian.
In lieu of funeral service arrangements, the family is requesting that donations be made to LaPorte Farms or Meals on Wheels.
Seawinds Funeral Home is honored to serve the Orfield family.