Johnny Orr to be buried in the Iowa State University cemetary

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  1. majorcyfan

    majorcyfan Well-Known Member

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    In the Spring, I was told by the Adams funeral home representative today at the visitation.

    SO JOHNNY WILL BE WITH ISU FOREVER MORE ONLY FITTING
     
  2. Cyientist

    Cyientist Active Member

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    Wow, that is awesome. Anyone know who the last person to be buried in the campus cemetery?
     
  3. ianoconnor

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    Assuming he'll be cremated?
     
  4. bugs4cy

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    Yes. Urn at visitation today.
     
  5. ISUAgronomist

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    ISU Chemistry professor Victor Lin was in 2010. I'd guess a few each year are buried there. What a great honor for Coach.
     
  6. bugs4cy

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    I believe burials are ongoing. As per the ISU cemetery website -

    "Memorial Day services, originally conducted by ROTC personnel, have, since 1995 been conducted under the auspices of the Memorial Day Subcommittee of the ISU Retirees Committee. A service is held in the auditorium of the nearby Molecular Biology Building, followed by the placing of flowers on the graves of those who have died since the last service. Flowers have traditionally been provided by the Horticulture Department."
     
  7. cdekovic

    cdekovic Well-Known Member

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    My dad was buried there in January 2013.
     
  8. brianhos

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    Heck of an honor!
     
  9. vmbplayer

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    Not sure, but it's not incredibly rare. There were a couple funerals there when I was in the marching band. There are some fairly strict rules on who can be in such as being tenured or the like, but it isn't a once a decade kind of a thing.

    I was wondering if Johnny would be. It's very fitting. He belongs alongside names like Hilton and Parks

    Noteworthy Deceased
     
  10. RedlineSi

    RedlineSi Well-Known Member

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    That is pretty special.
     
  11. Prone2Clone

    Prone2Clone Well-Known Member

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    He said when he retired that he'd always be a Cyclone.
     
  12. Daserop

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    I didn't know there was an ISU cemetery. Where is it located?
     
  13. crawfy54

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    West of the armory I believe?
     
  14. Die4Cy

    Die4Cy Well-Known Member

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    NW corner of campus.
     
  15. vmbplayer

    vmbplayer Well-Known Member

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    Northwest of the Armory. It's On the North Side of Pommel. Straight West from Moli Bio, or the old TV studios.
     
  16. Cycsk

    Cycsk Well-Known Member

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    The link in the post above has a campus map, a cemetery map, a search tool, and an alphabetical list of those buried there.
     
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  18. dirtyninety

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    I had classes just south of there (guess where) there and used to ride my motorcycle by there. I love Johnny.
     
  19. neiacy

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    Does anybody know where Coach Orr was living at the time of his death? Was he living in Ames? Just curious?
     
  20. GMackey32

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    Dr. Lin was my Chem 178 professor. He was a great teacher and his death was a shocker.
     

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