Eldon Ortgies

Eldon Ortgies

Wednesday, October 9th, 1946 - Tuesday, December 25th, 2018
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Obituary

Eldon Ortgies, 72, of Cumberland, Iowa, died Tuesday, December 25, 2018, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.

Eldon Roy Ortgies was born on October 9, 1946, in Atlantic, Iowa, the son of John Anton and Roseann Irene (Kearney) Ortgies. He attended school in Cumberland, graduating in the Class of 1965. Following graduation, he worked as a Surveyor for Cass County, and was later employed at Iron Specialties and at a local chicken farm. Always willing to help when he could he kept busy in later years doing various handyman jobs for friends and neighbors in the area. In addition to work, he also cared for his mother for many years, something his siblings were always grateful for because it allowed her the opportunity to stay in her own home longer.

Eldon was an avid sports fan, and enjoyed watching them on television and talking about the outcome of the games with family and friends. He loved to fish and took every opportunity possible to cast a line at a local lake or farm pond. Eldon had countless VHS tapes; a majority being old westerns.

Eldon is survived by his siblings, Ed (Donna) Ortgies of Atlantic, Mary Jane (Rollie) Platte of Omaha, NE, and Tim (Kim) Ortgies of Atlantic and nieces and nephews, Mike (Diane) Platte and their son, Cameron, Robin Wood and her children, Zoey, Lucien and Elisabeth, Philip Ortgies, Joshua (Mary) Ortgies and their children, Isabelle and Phineas, Chasity Hoeft and her children, Anne’ and Lenore, and Bo Frankline

He is preceded in death by his parents and infant brother, Jimmy Lee Ortgies.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, December 28, 2018, at Roland Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Bodkins of the First Lutheran Church, southeast of Wiota officiating. Burial will be held at a later date in the First Lutheran Cemetery. Immediately following the service a time of visitation, with refreshments being served, will be held at the funeral home.

Roland Funeral Service is caring for Eldon’s family and his arrangements. Condolences may be left at www.rolandfuneralservice.com.

IN REMEMBRANCE


Eldon Ortgies

BORN
October 9, 1946
Atlantic, Iowa

DIED
December 25, 2018
Omaha, Nebraska

At the age of 72 years, 2 months and 16 days

MEMORIAL SERVICE
2:00 p.m.
Friday, December 28, 2018
Roland Funeral Home
Atlantic, Iowa

OFFICIANT
Pastor Mike Bodkins
First Lutheran Church
Wiota, Iowa

CONGREGATIONAL MUSICAL SELECTIONS
“The Old Rugged Cross”
“Amazing Grace”
“How Great Thou Art”

INTERMENT
At a later date
First Lutheran Cemetery
Wiota, Iowa


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memorial service for refreshments and a time of visitation.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, December 28th, 2018 | 2:45pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Friday, December 28th, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    Roland Funeral Service
    Address
    204 E. 5th St.
    ATLANTIC, IA 50022
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Immediately following the service a time of visitation, with refreshments being served, will be held at the funeral home.
  • Service

    Friday, December 28th, 2018 | 2:00pm
    When
    Friday, December 28th, 2018 2:00pm
    Location
    Roland Funeral Service
    Address
    204 E. 5th St.
    ATLANTIC, IA 50022
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, December 28, 2018, at Roland Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Bodkins of the First Lutheran Church, southeast of Wiota officiating.
    Officiant
    Pastor Mike Bodkins
  • Reception

    Location
    Roland Funeral Service
    Address
    204 E. 5th St.
    ATLANTIC, IA 50022
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Refreshments will be served during a visitation time at the funeral home, immediately following the service

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Tammy Brown

Posted at 01:50pm
We are so sorry for your loss. We will be praying for you all as you go through this loss.
Dave & Tammy Brown
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R Bailey

Posted at 10:52am
Death is the hardest thing we have to deal with in life. I know words can do little to take away your pain, so may the God of comfort be with your family, helping you to cope. Lean on Him in the days to follow, 2 Thessalonians 2:16, 17 and read of his marvelous hope for those who have fallen asleep in death at John 11:41-44, seeing that Jesus performed this miracle as a preview for the future, John 11:25. My deepest sympathy.
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