Cecil T. O’Rourke

Cecil T. O’Rourke


Cecil T. O’Rourke, 87, passed away Sunday, February 13, 1994, at his home in Britt, Iowa.

Cecil, the son of Thomas and Margaret (Horstman) O’Rourke, was born July 18, 1906, in Britt, Iowa.  He received his education in the country schools near Britt.

He was united in marriage with Dora Tech on December 26, 1928, at Britt.  The couple made their home on the Hanson farm for two years.  His son, Jack was born, then they moved to a farm north of Britt in 1937, where they lived most of their married life together.  He bought and sold horses and cattle, and raised pure bred hogs.  Following the death of his wife in 1990, Cecil continued to live on the farm.

Survivors include a son, John and his wife, Frances O’Rourke, Morristown, Minnesota; a daughter, Marge Arndorger, Britt, Iowa; a brother, Leon O’Rourke, Britt, Iowa; a sister, Lavonne Benner, Albert Lea, Minnesota; ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Dora on July 19, 1990, an infant son, two brothers: Leslie and Warren, and three sisters-in-law.

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