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Joseph "Joe" E. Oriet

January 11, 1936 — December 7, 2023

McPherson, KS

Joseph “Joe” Eugene Oriet, 87, of McPherson, KS, peacefully passed away on Thursday, December 7, 2023, at the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center, Wichita. 


Joe was born on January 11, 1936, in Great Falls, Montana, the son of Leauard Enthony and Marguerite Dechantel (Lynch) Oriet.  On July 25, 1956, Joe was united in marriage to Nellie Ann Busch in Wichita, KS.


He served in the United States Air Force from 1957 to 1961.  Joe was a retired carpenter and had worked for the Carpenters Union based in Hutchinson and Wichita and was the former president of the Hutchinson Union.


Survivors include: his loving wife of 67 years, Nellie of the home; five children, Dea Shelburne of Canton, KS, Lynn Langdon (Rich) of Cache, OK, Bubba Oriet (Yolanda) of Hutchinson, KS, Ida Flood of McPherson, KS, and Clayton Oriet of Little River, KS; sons-in-law, John Ratzlaff of Windom, KS and Mike Thayer of Oklahoma; grandchildren, Craig, Joe, Ernie, Richard, Mikel, Kyle, Chris, Dillon, Cassie, Todd, Jamie, Aerianna, Jacob, Morgan, Danielle, Landon, Leslie, Jason, Lisa, Brandon, Julie, Elizabeth, and Chandler; and great-grandchildren, Autumn, Kinser, Joey, Jessica, Chloe, Lane, Catherine, Allison, Mark, Greg, Emily, Erica, William, Remington, Charlie, Katie, Grace, Rowan, Cashton, Elijah, Timmy, Bruce, Jace, Kelsey, Amanda, Lacie, Camden, Dae Lynn, and Carter; and numerous extended relatives and friends.


He was preceded in death by his parents; six siblings; three daughters, Regina Oriet, Vanessa Thayer, and Beverly Ratzlaff; and son-in-law, Corey Flood.


The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM, Tuesday, December 12, 2023, at Stockham Family Funeral Home.  The funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, December 13, at Stockham Family Funeral Home with Pastor Troy Schroeder officiating.  Burial with Military Honors will follow at McPherson Cemetery.  To view a live stream broadcast of the service, please click on the following link:


Memorial donations can be made to Nellie Oriet to go towards funeral expenses in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.

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