Frank W. Ordner Jr.
Frank W. Ordner Jr. passed away Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, at Baptist Health Floyd in New Albany, Ind.
He was born Dec. 5, 1949, in New Albany, the son of Frank W. Sr. and Tillie Mae Wolfe Ordner.
He was a schoolteacher for over 30 years, was also basketball coach, vice principal and then principal in the South Harrison Community School Corp. He was owner and operator of Ordner Insurance and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Corydon, Ind. He was a former Grand Knight and past Faithful Navigator and one of the founding members of the 4th Degree Council 1808 of the Knights of Columbus in Harrison County, Ind. He enjoyed attending National Reining Horse Association Shows. Frank was born, raised and, except for a brief stint when he went to college at the University at Evansville, lived in Corydon. He was proud of his town and the friends he had, most of which he either grew up with or had as a student. He attended the Harrison County Fair every year of his life up until the COVID pandemic. He also never missed the harness races during the fair. He could be seen in the grandstands every year since high school with his friend Jack Miles, who once told him, “The best thing he could do for his golf game was quit.” Frank enjoyed the game of basketball. He coached fifth-grade boys’ and girls’ teams at CES. He loved watching IU basketball. Frank was an avid historian and loved to research his ancestors, one of which was Francis (Frank) White Johnson, commander of the Texian Army during the Texas Revolution at the siege of Bexar (San Antonio). For about the last four years, he prepared meals at the K of C Hall in Lanesville, Ind., on Friday nights. The highlight of his later years was his grandkids. He loved nothing more than to spoil them rotten. He could even be seen going down a slide a time or two because he was “told” to by a grandchild. Yes, he could be stubborn and opinionated. It was his way or the highway sometimes. If you had him as a teacher in school, you would understand. But for better or worse, all who loved him would never ask him to change. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law, Dee Hublar.
He is survived by his wife, Theresia Hublar Ordner of Corydon; sons, Frank W. Ordner III (Deborah) of Pilot Point, Texas, and Robert J. Ordner (Christina) and John M. Ordner, all of Corydon; daughter, Margaret (Maggie) Ordner of Corydon; five grandchildren, Ella Ordner, Hailey Ordner, Joshua Ordner, Cole Fisher and Brooke Fisher; brother-in-law, Robert Hublar of New Albany; and sister-in-law, Nancy Hublar of Indianapolis, Ind.
A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Corydon. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon and from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Due to COVID-19, masks are recommended.
The family suggests memorial gifts be made to St. Joseph Catholic School.