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Posted on: Saturday, February 3, 2001

Anna Ordenstein, former mortuary owner, dead at 68

By Curtis Lum
Advertiser Staff Writer

Anna Ordenstein, former owner of Ordenstein’s Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary, died Jan. 26 in Honolulu. She was 68.

Ordenstein was born in Honolulu and attended St. Andrew’s Priory. She earned a degree at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash.

In the 1960s, she joined her husband, Francis, in ownership of the mortuary. Under their leadership, the company grew to include Williams Funeral Services, Center for Prearranged Funeral Planning and the Windward Crematory.

Anna Ordenstein served as president of the Hawaii Funeral Directors Association, was a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, and was the first woman president of the Hawaii Allied Memorial Council.

Ordenstein served on the board of St. Andrew’s Priory, was on the advisory committee of the Augustine Educational Foundation, and was a member of Ke Anuenue sorority, the Daughters of Hawaii and St. Anthony’s parish in Kailua.

In 1997, Ordenstein retired as manager of Williams Funeral Services.

Ordenstein is survived by sons, Kenneth, Michael, Jon and David; daughters, Paulyne Anakalea, Kim Huff and Codie King; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, Richard "Dickie" Wong; and sisters, Amanda DuPont and Kennedyne "Deenie" Sampaio.

Service will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Ordenstein’s Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation from 10-11:45 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church; Mass at noon. Burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery’s Koolau Circle.

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