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Orville D. Shock

| November 27, 2007 11:00 PM

Orville D. "Ozzie" Shock, 84, longtime Kalispell resident died Nov. 19, 2007 at Libby Care Center in Libby. He was born June 6, 1923 in Detroit Lakes, Minn., the youngest of five children, all of whom preceded him in death.

Orville was raised in Detroit Lakes, where he graduated from high school. In November 1944, he married Inez Williams and they were married 58 years until her death in November 2002.

Ozzie was a B-24 bomber pilot in the 8th Air Force during World War II, flying 28 missions from England over Germany. Among the many medals he earned were the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Service Medal.

Following his military years, he spent most of his employment career in sales. In 1956 he moved his family to Montana where he worked at Kalispell Mercantile, Zenith Radio Corp. and KGEZ Radio Station from which he retired. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and camping. For many years he and Inie spent all their spare time at their cabin on Ashley Lake.

Survivors include his sons: Thomas and his wife Lee of Cut Bank, and Michael and his wife Anita of Libby; four grandchildren: Cindy Bucklin of Dowington, Pa., Chad Shock of Bainbridge, Ohio, Mindy Haroldsen of Kearns, Utah, and Charisma Kepford of Carlton, Ore.; seven great-grandchildren Alexandria, Isabel, Andrew, Jeffrey and Mark Bucklin, all of Dowington, Penn.; Trenton Shock of Bainbridge, Ohio; and Emmalee Haroldsen of Kearns, Utah.

Private interment will take place at Glacier Memorial Gardens in Kalispell. Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Hospice at 350 Louisiana Ave. in Libby. Arrangements are by Nelson & Vial Funeral Home in Libby.