Highland: Obituaries

Logan Orschell, 21

Logan Orschell
Logan Orschell

Logan R. Orschell, 21, of Trenton died on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016.

He was born in St. Petersburg, Russia on April 22, 1994. After seeing Logan for the first time, Jim and Ruth (Kussatz) Orschell instantly fell in love with him. They made their journey to Russia and Logan returned home with his new parents. He was adopted on June 5, 1995.

In his youth, Logan enjoyed playing soccer, hockey, baseball and swimming with the Trenton Torpedoes. Logan was also involved with the Boy Scouts of America Pack 139 and had achieved the rank of Life Scout. He attended Trenton Elementary and graduated from All Saints Academy in Breese.

Logan continued his education at Mater Dei Catholic High School, where he discovered his true passion for the arts. He was active member of the concert, jazz and marching bands. Logan was a gifted musician and by unanimous vote, a piece composed by him was selected for performance at his senior year jazz concert. He also had leading roles in the plays Fiddler on the Roof, Beauty and the Beast, and Front Page while at Mater Dei.

Logan was an avid reader and also loved to cook. Most recently, he was involved with Places for People in St. Louis and was looking forward to serving as an English/Science mentor for GED students.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sister, Emily. Logan and his sister had a bond that surpassed any biological tie. He was blessed with the unconditional love and commitment of his family.

He is also survived by his uncle, Tom Orschell; aunt and uncle, Rita and Carl Niemeyer; cousins, Drew Niemeyer, Laura and Luke Thompson, Alison, Josh and Ryder Pate, and Brian Niemeyer and Patrick Niemeyer.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Richard “Dick” and Bernadine (Hellmann) Kussatz; and paternal grandparents, Clarence “Civ” and Helen (Vahlkamp) Orschell and Grandma Jan Orschell.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18 and again on Friday, Feb. 19 from 8:30 a.m. until the time of service at the Moss Funeral Home in Trenton. A funeral service will be held on Friday, Feb. 19 at Moss Funeral home in Trenton, with Deacon Glenn Netemeyer officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery in Trenton.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to be made to Mater Dei High School Marching Knights, or People for Places in St. Louis, Mo.