January 28, 2021

Dolores “Dell” Orender

November 29, 1946 ~ January 27, 2021

Dolores “Dell” Orender, 74, of Lincoln passed away on January 27, 2021.

Visitation will be from 4-6 P.M. on Tuesday, February 2 with a Rosary following at 6 P.M. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Masks will be required per Covid-19 protocol. Funeral Mass is restricted to immediate family only. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, February 3. The livestream link is as follows: Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Food Bank of Lincoln or to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Online condolences may be left for the family at, who is assisting the family with arrangements.

Dell was born on November 29, 1946 to Frank and Mary (Liskovec) Cihal in Seward, NE. She attended Dwight Assumption school and graduated from David City Aquainus. She worked at the First National Bank in Lincoln, and later for Hallmark at Walgreens. Dell married Leon Orender on August 31, 1974. To this union, a son, Lee was born.

She was Preceded in death by her husband Leon; her parents; sister-in-law Kay Cihal; parents-in-law Leo and Gertie Orender.

Left to cherish Dell’s memory are her son Lee; brothers Mel Cihal and Gary (Shirley) Cihal; sister Jeanne (Larry) Riha; 2 sisters-in-law LaVonne and Joan; numerous nieces and nephews, as well as many, many friends.

Livestreaming link will be provided shortly.


  1. Del was always so gracious open and kind with my parents Sally and Edwin. I loved her smile and laugh. Rest In Peace good solider of Christ

  2. Dell is the way she made sure we spelled her name. She was my new best friend!We confided in each other. We both talked about our children together. We laughed and we cried together. She liked it when I’d rest in her bed after I was off duty at Eastmont. She liked it best when we prayed together. She Loved Jesus and her family. Rest well in the arms of Jesus dear friend Lady Wife Mother Child of God.

  3. Dell was a beautiful woman, inside and out. Always smiling. So kind and good friend to my sister Susan. She will be missed, God bless you. Love, Helene (Susan’s sister)

  4. Dell is how she wanted us to spell her name. She was my new best friend. We confided in each other. We laughed and cried together. We talked about our children and Husbands. She liked it when I’d rest on her bed after my duties were finished at Eastmont. Her favorite way to relax was to pray together. She had many titles. Wife Mother friend Aunt . May this dear sweet Lady rest in the arms of Jesus.

  5. Del was Joyous and Fun and one of the Kindest Person I was privilege d to know. And I have deep regret that my many thoughts of her did not lead me into more visits and calls. Del I will speak to you in my prayers now, and expect a laugh and hug when I see you again. God Bless you now and Always.

  6. Del was Joyous, Fun and one of the Kindest people I was privileged to know. My great regret is that the many times I thought of her is recent years I did not follow through and have those visits. So now Del I will be praying to you often,and thinking of your joyful reunion your many loved ones . May God continue to Bless You Forever. My dear friend

  7. Del was such a sweet and compassionate person…she will be dearly missed. She was also a great neighbor and fellow parishioner. She was so kind to everyone and always had her beautiful smile to shine upon us all! Rest In Peace Del and celebrate being in God’s presence with Leon!

  8. Happy memories of Del from times on Spyglass. I remember how much she loved her family and she was always so sweet.
    Our sympathy to Lee.
    Don & Wendy Young

  9. To Dell’s family we extend our sincere sympathy. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    In Christ,
    The Aquinas Alumni Association

  10. What a treasure she was. I loved her big blonde hair and her even bigger personality. Sending love and prayer to her family, especially Lee.

  11. So saddened to learn of Dell’s passing. I used to work with Dell at 1st National Bank. We also used to double date. It was so fun because my husband also goes by ‘Del’ so we’d all have to say “one L” or “two L’s” when having conversations. I also bowled with Dell. Lots of happy memories of her. She was a gem and will be greatly missed. My sympathy and prayers go out to her son, Lee and other family members.

  12. My prayers are with Lee and all of Dell’s family at this time of loss. I am grateful to have known Dell. She will be remembered as a generous and gracious lady who spent many hours helping with the Pius X Adoration program. Let us rejoice that our faith assures us that we will all meet again at the eternal family reunion in Heaven.
    Sister Veronica Volkmer

  13. Dell Cihal Orender will be missed!

    When I was living in Lincoln, Dell and Leon were special friends to many of us. I can still hear her voice and laughter. Lee, you were blessed to have them as parents. Your mothers passing is sad, but she is with your Dad now!

    Many moving to and living in Lincoln remember Dell at 1st National Bank in the late 60s and during the 70s.

    Many of our friends including Leon’s sister, Joan, from past years have been catching up with each other and are amazed as to how our lives and friendships were entwined through the years because of knowing Dell and Leon.

    I can hear the chatter of Dell and Leon as they are looking down on us with smiles and laughter! May they continue to be happy ever after.

  14. Our sincere condolences to the family of Dell Orender.
    A beautiful person inside and out. With a smile that could light up a room.

  15. I feel so blessed to have had Dell in my life. She was the kindest and sweetest person you could ever ask for as a neighbor. Living on Spyglass Lane and raising our kids together was such a joy. I always knew I could count on Dell. The neighborhood kids loved her because they knew that Dell always had the candy and the adults new Leon and Dell always had a cold beer. Many found memories of our front yard block parties.
    I am so sorry for your loss. She was a special lady. Prayers for Lee and family at this time.

  16. Dell was the personification of a ray of sunshine. It was a true joy just to be in her presence. I became friends over the years with Leon and Dell being faithful listeners to our radio station. It is comforting to think of the two of them being reunited. I know Dell will sparkle in heaven, just as she did on earth. My heart goes out to her family and friends – and may the happy memories bring you comfort.

  17. Sympathy and prayers to the family.


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