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Campbell married Charlotte Hegg of De-
corah, Iowa. To them three daughters were
born: Phyllis is married to T.J. Frank of
Alamogordo, New Mexico. They have one
son, Steven. Carolyn is married to Warren
Magnuson of White Bear Lake, Minnesota.
They have one son, Jon. Elaine is married to
David Hewitt of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Pearl married Joseph J. Nelson of Clifton,
Texas. They now live in Fort Worth. To them
three sons were born: Ronald Wayne, born
May 23, 1930; deceased November 10, 1949;
Bobbie Dale, born April 26, 1934; deceased
January 7, 1937; and David Lynn, born April
10, 1932. He is married to Jenelle Williamson
of Kermit. They have two sons: Gregory and
Kendal and live in Brownwood, Texas.
Travis married Richard T. Pressey of
Pueblo, Colorado. To them one son, Kirk
Richard, was born. They live in Lake Oswego,
a suburb of Portland, Oregon.
Great Aunt Ouline (Olena) Orbeck Reier-
son, who was among some of the earliest
pioneers to come to East Texas from Norway
later moved to Bosque and spent her last
seven years in the home and care of Tennie
and Arne. Her last resting place is marked by
a granite cross in the Orbeck family plot at
Our Savior's Lutheran Church Cemetery at
Norse where Arne, Tennie, and infant son
Menlo are also buried.
by Pearl Orbeck Nelson
ORBECK, DANIEL E.
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Daniel E. and Mary C. Orbeck, 1945
Daniel Emerson Orbeck was born in 1921,
in Clifton to parents, Mr. and Mrs. Otto C.
Orbeck. He was the fourth child born to this
family of four boys and one girl, which
included Evelyn, Joseph Milton, David Lloyd
and James Stanley. His grandfather, Captain
A.N. Orbeck, sea captain, immigrated from
Norway in 1917 and lived with the family
until his death in 1932. Dan's uncle, Carsten
A. Orbeck, lived at the family home for a
period of time also. When Dan was two years
of age the family moved to 415 North Avenue
I in Clifton which was on the edge of town.
Dan attended the Clifton Schools, graduat-
ing in 1939 and entered Clifton Jr. College in
the fall. He later attended a business school
in Houston. He enlisted in the Army Air
Corps in 1942, trained as a pilot and flew C-
47s during World War II. He was stationed
in England, France, and Italy until his
discharge in 1945.
Dan was baptized and confirmed at Trinity
Lutheran Church in Clifton, where he contin-
ues his membership.
Returning from the war in 1945, Dan went
to work at the family-owned store, the Clifton
Mercantile Company, which his father pur-
chased in 1915. He worked there serving as
president of the company until 1979 when the
store was sold to Mr. and Mrs. Al Herzog.
Dan married Mary Catheryn Colwick in
1945 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church at
Norse. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Clarence M. Colwick, born in 1927, and has
an older brother, Rex Floyd Colwick. Mary
Catheryn was baptized, confirmed, and
married in the same church, Our Savior's
Lutheran Church at Norse.
She attended Norse School through the
fourth grade, then transferred to the Clifton
Public School in 1939 where she graduated
in 1945. That same year she enrolled at
Clifton Junior College and lived at the home
of her cousin, Mliss Millie Bronstad.
Mary and Dan met when he returned to
Clifton from the war. They began dating in
September and married in December.
Three children were born to this couple,
Ma:ry Dianne, 1948, Dale Christine, 1950 and
Daniel Emerson Jr., 1957.
Mary has been interested in community
activities and has enjoyed the involvement it
offers. Trinity Lutheran Church has been
their church home since they married.
She has been president of the Bosque
Memorial Museum Board for a number of
years and was especially honored when King
Olav V of Norway visited the Noise-Clifton
area and made a stop at the Museum in 1982.
Mary worked part-time when her youngest
child entered school, and later worked full-
time at the Clifton Mercantile Company, in
the ready-to-wear and dry goods store. Dan
and Mary retired from their work at the store
in 1979 and have enjoyed traveling but also
have more time to devote to their church,
family, and civic endeavors.
They lived at the Orbeck Home, 415 North
Ave. I until 1964 when they moved to their
present home at 403 South Ave. J.
by Mrs. D.E. Orbeck
ORBECK, L. E.
L.E. (Lawrence Emmett) Orbeck was born
May 22, 1918 in Bosque County, the son of
Lawrence and Emma (Olson) Orbeck. He
grew up on the family farm near Cranfills Gap
and attended the Mustang School. After a
period of service in the Air Force during
World War II, he enrolled at Clifton Junior
College, and in 1948 graduated from North
Texas State University. He was employed by
Republic National Bank and the Federal
Deposit Insurance Corporation in Dallas.
On November 4, 1950 he and Lydia Noak
were married in Dallas. Following the death
of his father in 1952 they moved to the family
farm near Cranfills Gap. He was then em-
ployed by Phillips Petroleum Company, later
known as Rocketdyne, Inc. at McGregor until
his death on March 24, 1973.
The Orbecks were members of St. Olaf
Lutheran Church at Cranfills Gap. They had
five children: Christine Marie (Mrs. David
Nevers), Julia Ann (Mrs. Gary W. Smith),
William Lawrence, Laura Louise (Mrs. Joey
Cannon) and Rebecca Lynn. All of them
attended and graduated from Cranfills Gap
Lydia Orbeck was married to Martin Hoel,
Jr. on January 7, 1984.
by Lydia Orbeck Hoel
Lawrence Orbeck (10/24/88-4/18/52) was
born in Norway. He came to Bosque County
as a young man and worked for his brother,
O.C. Orbeck in Clifton and also operated a
store in Cranfills Gap.
On May 17, 1917 he and Emma Olson
(6/20/92-4/14/59) were married at the newly
constructed St. Olaf Lutheran Church in
Cranfills Gap. They were the first couple to
be married in the new building.
Mr. and Mrs. Orbeck had two children-
Lawrence Emmett and Alice Marie (Mrs.
by Lydia Orbeck Hoel
ORBECK, OTTO C.
Otto C. Orbeck
Otto C. Orbeck (1880-1929) left Lillesand,
Norway, in 1903 to come to Texas, the land
of opportunity. He landed in Galveston and
made his way to Clifton. His aunt, Oulina
Orbeck Rierson, had written glowing letters
urging him to come. He was not disappointed.
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