Constance Ore is a retired Teacher, Choir Director, and Organist. And a formidable cook.

Constance L Ore 1937 – 2010

Filed under: — Constance at 7:40 pm on Thursday, September 16, 2010

Memorial Service “A Celebration of Life”
Rev. James Pragman officiating
St. John’s Lutheran Church, Seward, NE
Tuesday 28 September, 7:30 PM

Potluck to preceed service
St. John’s Fellowship Hall – 5:30 PM

Concordia University
c/o Development – Ore Organ Scholarship
800 N Columbia Ave
Seward, NE 68434

Lord, Thee I Love with All My Heart

Lord, let at last thine angels come
to Abr’ham’s bosom bear me home
that I may die unfearing;
and in its narrow chamber keep
my body safe in peaceful sleep
until thy reappearing.
And then from death awaken me
that these mine eyes with joy may see
O Son of God, thy glorious face
my Savior and my fount of grace.
Lord Jesus Christ, my prayer attend
my prayer attend, and I will praise thee without end!


Comment by Charlyne Berens

September 16, 2010 @ 8:05 pm

May the peace of God, which passes all understanding, fill your hearts as it filled Connie’s. And may He hold you close.

Comment by Michael Dwyer

September 17, 2010 @ 12:02 am

May light perpetual shine upon her.
May Our Blessed Lord grant His peace and comfort to her family and friends.

Comment by Irene Beethe

September 17, 2010 @ 4:47 am

Dear Charles, Heidi, Janna, John-paul and your families,

May the God of all comfort support and surround you with His loving care. While we are saddened at your (and our) loss, we rejoice in Connie’s new life with Jesus.

With love in Him,
Ivan and Irene

Comment by Betsy

September 17, 2010 @ 6:45 am

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you in the loss of your beautiful Constance.
With Love,

Comment by Esther Pfabe

September 17, 2010 @ 7:42 am

A beautiful woman, a beautiful life. Now in eternal joy, praising without end. Love, Esther

Comment by Paula Huebschman

September 17, 2010 @ 10:26 am


While our daily prayers for Connie come to an end with thanks that she has found healing, you will remain in them as you continue the journey on this side of eternity.

Love in Jesus,
Tim and Paula

Comment by Bill and Michele Karpenko

September 17, 2010 @ 10:41 am

As we have followed Connie on her most courageous journey these months and years, these words from St. Augustine continued to emerge…

All shall be Amen and Alleluia.
We shall rest and we shall see.
We shall see and we shall know.
We shall know and we shall love.
We shall love and we shall praise.
Behold our end which is no end. Amen

So we commend Connie to her Lord and Savior.

Bill and Michele

Comment by Mindy Werling

September 17, 2010 @ 11:53 am

A light has gone out here on earth, but heaven is shining that much brighter. And the singing is that much louder! Connie’s example of enduring faith and of a life well-lived has touched us forever. Oh, that our lives will now shine more brightly because of her!

My thoughts and prayers go out to all of the Ore family. She loved you so much, and her love remains with you always!

Comment by Phil Hesterman

September 17, 2010 @ 12:55 pm

Giving thanks to God with you for Connie’s earthly life, which touched many people through the years, and rejoicing with you that her heavenly homecoming has been accomplished.

May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. (Hebrews 13:20-21)

Comment by Carol Schroeder McDaniel

September 17, 2010 @ 1:51 pm

The Peace of the Lord be with you all.
Thank you for sharing Connie with us.
You are loved. +

Comment by Ellie Bach

September 17, 2010 @ 3:24 pm

Dr. Ore,
I’m so very sorry for your loss. Although we know where Connie is, our hearts still ache with that loss. I pray that you and your family would feel the arms of Jesus around you as you mourn. And while Connie sings with the angels and dances with Jesus, we will anticipate the fabulous reunion to come. Blessings, faithful servant of the Lord.
Peace in Jesus,
Ellie Bach

Comment by Dan Jenkins

September 17, 2010 @ 6:08 pm

Our thoughts are with you all.

– The Jenkins Family

Comment by Mark and Leann McClain

September 17, 2010 @ 9:20 pm

May the peace and comfort of the Lord be with you always, especially as you mourn the loss of your beloved wife and mother.

“The golden evening brightens in the west,
Soon, soon to faithful warriors cometh rest.
Sweet is the calm of Paradise the blest.
Alleluia! Alleluia!”

Comment by Carol Anderson Weber

September 19, 2010 @ 12:16 am

My heart aches for your loss. Through her blog, I’ve come to understand what a remarkable woman Connie is…for her words live on in this life, as she does in her new life. I’ve enjoyed every kind and fun and witty and articulate and imaginative and startling and unique entry she has made in her blog, and I will miss the updates…and so I mourn for myself, as well. I pray for comfort and peace for you, knowing that our Lord is holding you all closely to Himself in His strong and loving arms as you mourn this separation until eternity.

With the love we all can share, because our Lord first loved us,

Comment by Craig Harmann

September 20, 2010 @ 5:48 am

Dr. Ore and family,
It is with bittersweet feelings in my heart that I share these thoughts. Joy because your dear wife and and mother is no longer suffering in this vale of tears. Sadness, because you will not be able to hug her, tell her that you love her, or spend time with her. But remember the time you have been blessed with to spend with her and rejoice that she is in heaven and will see her soon!

Comment by Judi Cook

September 21, 2010 @ 10:23 am

I sincerely treasure the opportunity to have experienced the quality of living and dying in faith, the exuberance of life and the candid reflections on death that Constance shared with us. Judi Cook

Comment by Sharon Struve

September 21, 2010 @ 11:19 am

Charles and family,
When I first met Connie she was sitting not far from me in the Music Theory Class taught by Dr. Beck. As a freshman I was rather happy to have such a remarkable person in my class. She knew so much and was so willing to stand up for her thoughts and ideas. A spirited lady, to be sure. And she kept that wonderful spirit all her life. What an example to us all. Her writing was so expressive and succinct and I read it with such awe. Just like I feel when I hear your organ playing, Charles. God has Connie right beside him and she will welcome us when God changes our earthly address. You are all blessings to so many people, including me. Praise the Lord with songs of joy for the blessings in Connie’s life and the blessing she was to all of us. In Christ’s love, Sharon Struve

Comment by Millie Sterz

September 28, 2010 @ 11:33 pm

Dear Charles,Janna,Heidi and John Paul,

I learned just in time this evening to join you in celebration of the life of one of the most courageous, gentle and loving women I have ever met.

I pray the journey from the beautiful photo of Connie to the peaceful scene in her bed next to the window will help to bring you comfort in knowing you afforded her love, dignity and comfort to the very end.

Connie left a legacy of courage and elegance to inspire others that I hope will remain online for many more years to come.

Love and God Bless !
Millie, Eric and Brian

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