ALBIA — Don Nelson Orelup, M.D., 86, of Valley Park, Mo., and a longtime resident of Albia, died on Jan. 4, 2014, after a short hospitalization.
Don was born Aug. 19, 1927, in Ottumwa, to Don Kasper Orelup and Helen Nelson Orelup. He graduated from Albia High School and the University of Iowa College of Medicine. He practiced family medicine in Albia for more than 42 years until his retirement in 1996. He was a good and loving husband and father.
Dr. Orelup is survived by his wife, Anna Harris Orelup; his daughter, Elizabeth (Larry Sonntag); his son, Thomas (Shanon); and two grandsons, Don and James Orelup.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his son John.
A private service will be held at Grace Episcopal Church in Kirkwood, Mo. A service for the burial of his ashes will be held in Albia at a later date.
The family suggests memorials to the Albia Public Library, 203 Benton Ave. East, Albia, Iowa 52531.