Elsie Orlando

  • Born: August 6, 1942
  • Died: September 26, 2019
  • Location: Rock Falls, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

1002 12th Avenue
Rock Falls, IL 61071

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family

ROCK FALLS - On Thursday September 26, 2019, Elsie L. Orlando peacefully went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Her youngest Son was with her at the time of her passing.

Elsie was born on August 6, 1942 to Carl and Martha Hinrichs in Sterling. Elsie was married on April 23, 1966 to Carmen L. Orlando. He preceded her in death on May 17, 1992. Elsie was a Homemaker and devout Christian; a member of Amazing Grace Church.
She loved the Lord with all her heart as well as her four children.

Survivors include her sons: Gary Orlando, Edward (Mary) Orlando, Jamie (Eric Olson) Orlando; her daughter Tracy (Shannon) Hill; her step son John (Kim) Orlando; her Grand Daughter Madison Orlando; many Nieces and Nephews and Step Grandchildren; one Brother, Daniel (Donna) Hinrichs, and her niece Mary Cantrell

Elsie was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers.

A gathering of friends and family will be held on Sunday October 6, 2019 from 3-5 PM at Amazing Grace Church, 512 2nd Avenue in Sterling. A memorial Service will follow at 5 PM.

In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established.


Condolence & Memory Journal


I am so sorry for you and your family's loss. I am sure your mother is blessed and in a better place. I apologize for not personally paying my respects today. The heart and the mind were willing, but the body was not. I know your mother had a great influence on your life and helped to make you the person that I knew, and that you are today. May God bless your mother, you, and your family, now and forever. My thoughts are with you. May you and Eric lead a blissful and happy life.

Always your friend,


Posted by Jeff Lattimer - Rock Falls, IL - Friend   October 06, 2019

Gary. May God give you peace in this difficult time.

Posted by Gregory Lincoln - Cape Girardeau, MO - Friend   September 29, 2019

Gary and Family, So sorry to hear of your Mothers' passing. We just wanted to let you know that you are in our hearts......
With Deepest Sympathy
Susan ( Scott) Herbon & Chuck Herbon, and Mary Scott & Family

Posted by Susan Herbon - Rock Falls, IL - Family Friend   September 29, 2019

Im sorry for your lost remember she is in a better place

Posted by Shane Sullivan - Gardiner, ME - Friend   September 27, 2019

Elsie Orlando - may you rest in peace. You were so blessed to give us a wonderful friend in the aviation photo hobby, Gary Orlando. May God give peace and strength to the Orlando family.

Posted by Joe Fernandez - Kyle, TX   September 27, 2019

Sorry for your loss Heaven gained another precious soul

Posted by Doug Hartman - Sterling, IL - Acquaintance   September 27, 2019

Such a beautiful lady inside and out. She will be missed. Love you guys.

Posted by Deborah Whitely - Rock falls, IL - Family   September 27, 2019

I will greatly miss having your mother around. I am so thankful that you were willing to share her with me when I needed her the most. I love and miss you all. Please know that she has been my second mom and a great mentor.

Posted by Susan Cabrera Welch - Las Cruces, NM - Family Friend   September 27, 2019