Clifford Robert O’Rourke, 67 of Ovid, Michigan, and for the past few months of Gaylord, Michigan, passed away on July 22, 2021.
Clifford was born to Vincent and Erma (Grover) O’Rourke on December 2, 1953, in Vanderbilt, Michigan.
He grew up in Vanderbilt on his parent’s farm where he had a variety of jobs before settling on being a truck driver in which he hauled asphalt and retired from Jordan Leasing Company.
He loved his Harley Davidson and spending time with his family and friends. Clifford had a great sense of humor and a mischievous grin.
He was preceded in death by his father, Vincent O’Rourke; siblings, Larry O’Rourke and Dennis O’Rourke; nephew, Jody O’Rourke; and his beloved dog, Stoner Blu.
Clifford is survived by his daughter; Nova Marie O’Rourke; mother, Erma Gene O’Rourke; sisters, Susanne (John) Padgett, Laurie (Richard) Simcek, and Grace (Lenny) Wall; brothers, Les O’Rourke and Philip (Carrie) O’Rourke; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary Cathedral in Gaylord, on Friday, August 13, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. with visitation starting at 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.
Donations may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses through the Nelson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.
Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, www.nelsonsfuneralhome.com.