Heidi Ann Orndorf

August 07, 1945 ‒ April 15, 2019

Sunbury, Ohio

Heidi Ann Orndorf, age 73 of Sunbury, passed away Monday, April 15th, 2019 at Friendship Village of Columbus.

She was born on August 7, 1945 in Walled Lake, MI to the late Norbert A. and Louise E. (McCurry) Hafner.  Heidi graduated from Walled Lake High School in 1962, and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Michigan State University in 1967. She also met the love of her life while attending Michigan State, David A. Orndorf, whom she married on December 31st, 1966 in Walled Lake. After graduating from college, Heidi taught school for a few years before staying home to manage the family. Together Heidi and David shared over 52 years raising their children and making a home.

A longtime member of the Vineyard Church of Delaware County, Heidi was a happy, friendly person who always found the good in people, and was extremely giving and kind. Known as one who never uttered a harsh or unkind word about anyone, Heidi always found the good in others. Close friends say she acted as the personification of Jesus’ love.

Heidi spent many hours volunteering for the Pregnancy Distress Center and for Friendship Village. She was a natural mentor that enjoyed helping and comforting others. Her greatest achievement was raising a successful family (along with husband David, of course) and seeing their children raise successful families of their own.

In addition to her husband David, Heidi is survived by daughter Kelly (Brian) Burton, Westerville and son Brad, Centerburg; grandchildren: Grant, Julia, James, Henry, and Madison; along with brothers: Mike (Debbie) Hafner, Traverse City, MI; Patrick (Vicki) Hafner, Oldsmar, FL; and Terrance (Karen) Hafner, Winter Haven, FL; and special friends Anita and Pat.

Friends may call Saturday, April 20th from 1:00-3:00 p.m. and 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. St. Rt. 61, Sunbury. At Heidi’s request, there will be no service.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Heidi’s name to the charity of your choice.  Condolences and special memories may be shared at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com. The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve the Orndorf family.

  • Celebrate Heidi’s life and all she was and is…I did not know her but I do know her daughter Kelly. Kelly is full of life and an all around great person who I am sure got alot of her gusto from her parents. I feel like I know Heidi alittle through Kelly. Blessed you all are to have each other. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. Take care as we all move along this journey we call life.

  • David, Brad and Kelly,

    My heart goes out to you all and your entire family. Heidi was always kind and loving and always made me feel loved and important. Her impact on my childhood was an integral part in helping me become the man I am today. She was a wonderful person, and will always be cherished. I wish the best for you all during this time of loss and sorrow, and hope the wonderful memories of her love will help guide you through to a point of healing and hope for tomorrow.

    Sincerely,

    Jason Kacar

  • Dear Brad and family, Thinking of your family at this sad time. Although we didn’t know your mother, she helped to produce a fine son to better the world. She was very close to our ages as we both celebrate in August also. We send thoughts of remembrance and comfort at this time of loss. Roger and Bette Roberts @ Big Walnut..

  • I would love to share one of my memories

    Dave and my father Wendell were close friends. When I was very young, they would bring me along hunting from time to time. Back then we mostly hunted rabbits and pheasants. We always met at Dave and Heidi’s house and went from there. Due to that, I often got the chance to chat briefly with Heidi. At that time, she reminded me of Barbra Eden (I dream of Jeannie). I was probably 10 years old then. She was gorgeous! On one of those days I finally worked up the nerve to tell her how pretty she was. She gave me a great big hug. I’ll never forget it.

    Heidi will always be the best!!

  • Heidi was one of the most caring and compassionate person I have ever known. She had a gift to help and counsel anyone who needed encouragement or just a kind word. Her positive and bubbly personality made her a joy to be around. She was a true friend and will be missed greatly. My deepest condolences to David, Brad and Kelly.