Alan Ordiway

Age 69, passed away May 11, 2018.  He was born March 23, 1949, in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.  Alan worked at W.W. Grainger Industrial Supply for 40 years, and most recently was working as a lead driver at Adesa.  He was a former member of the Holt JCs and was an avid Mustang enthusiast.  He enjoyed being outdoors and Alan was able to fix anything.  Alan was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon Ordiway; children, Mitchell Ordiway and Matthew (Kristy) Ordiway, Amy (Mike) Riley; grandchildren, Cody, Sage, Derek, Mikie, Anthony, and Drake; his mother, Caroline Ordiway; sister, Chris (Rodney) Nettleton; brother, Michael (Brenda) Ordiway.  He was preceded in death by his daughter, Holly Andrus; and father, Samuel Ordiway.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 18, 2018, at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel, with interment to follow in Eastlawn Memory Gardens.  His family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until service time on Friday; please dress casual!  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ele’s Place in memory of Alan Ordiway.

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Aimee Williford
May 13, 2018 at 12:22 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you wrap your heads around the sudden loss of Alan.
I hope you find peace and comfort in knowing that he is now watching over you from heaven.

Diana Mills
May 13, 2018 at 3:29 pm

Sharon we are so sorry for you and your family, God Bless all of you. RIP Alan

Phyllis Gilroy
May 13, 2018 at 4:27 pm

Dear Sharon, I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Twylia Talentino
May 13, 2018 at 5:14 pm

Oh, honey, I am so sorry for your hubby’s passing. Please know that you are loved and supported forever! Let your angels hold you as you grieve. Xoxo

Lacey & Sherry
May 13, 2018 at 6:08 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. My mother and I’s prayers and thoughts are with you. If you need anything or just a shoulder to lean on, please just let us know.

Marcia Whittemore
May 13, 2018 at 7:38 pm

Sherry. I am so sorry to hear about Alan. I have no words that express my feelings for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers. Love to all.


Bob Kirby
May 13, 2018 at 8:17 pm

Sharon, I am so sorry to hear of Alan’s passing. I know words cannot express how your heart aches with sadness, emptiness and sorrow. I was only a friend in passing, coming in and out of your lives during my periodic visits to Michigan over the years, but I’m very happy for the times I did have with you, Alan and the entire family. You guys always made me feel right at home, like I was part of the pack. Alan was a great guy who always offered a friendly smile, a cold beverage and a warm hello. I always looked forward to the Christmas card games..We weren’t the best poker players in the world but it wasn’t the money we played for anyway…it was the joy and camaraderie of family and friends. Alan was a great guy who will be sorely missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family. God Bless.

Jodi Gilroy
May 14, 2018 at 8:35 am

Aunt Sharon, I am so sorry for the pain and grief you must be experiencing.
Al was a wonderful man, who loved everyone he met and enjoyed every moment of life. He loved his family so much and you could see it in all he did. Hold those memories close and know that he will always be near.
All my love, prayers, and thoughts are with you.

Lyn Bowen
May 14, 2018 at 4:24 pm

Dear Sharon, I’m so sorry. Sparty and I will miss Alan and Captain’s Bike/walks…
Cherish your happy, fun memories of Alan. Sincere Sympathy, Lyn Bowen

Bobby and Deb Gilroy
May 15, 2018 at 7:37 pm

Sharon and family, so sorry to hear about Alan, we know that he was a great husband, father and grandpa. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Bobby and Deb Gilroy

Darlene Mckerchie Moore
May 16, 2018 at 10:16 pm

Dear Sharon, so sorry for the loss of your beloved Husband . My love to your family.


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