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Roy Ortner
September 21, 1922 - March 30, 2012


Roy Ortner, 89, of Oelwein died Friday March 30, 2012 at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo.

Funeral Services will be 11:30AM on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein.  Visitation will be 4-7PM on Monday, April 2, 2012 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home with a Vigil service begining at 4PM.  Burial will be in Barkley Cemetery, rural Dunkerton.

Roy was born on September 21, 1922 in Waterloo to parents Casper and Clara (Kurtz) Ortner.  He graduated from Dunkerton High School.  Roy served in the United States Navy during WWII.  He attended Loras College in Dubuque.  Roy then attended St. Ambrose University in Davenport, where he graduated.  Roy then became a teacher at St. Patrick’s Catholic High School in Chicago.  He later became employed by the United States Dept. of Labor in Chicago.

On September 28, 1968, Roy was united in marriage to Dolores Walsh in Chicago.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, VFW, and Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein.

Roy is survived by his wife Dolores; his brothers: Ronald Ortner of Marshfield, WI, Max Ortner of Waterloo, and Victor Ortner of Independence; his sister-in-laws: Milly Ortner of Cedar Rapids, Marcie Ortner of Independence, and Doris Brown of Littleton; as well as many nieces and nephews.

In death, Roy has rejoined his parents; his brothers: Leo Ortner , Eugene Ortner, Hugh Ortner, and Dennis Ortner; his sister Marguarite Schmitt; his sister-in-laws: Pattie Ortner and Ann Ortner; and his brother-in-law Richard Schmitt.

A memorial fund has been established. 


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Rae Hartz - Cedar Rapids on April 3, 2012 at 4:56 AM said:

My sincere sympathy to you, Delores, on the loss of Roy. I remember him very well from when I first started attending SFO meetings in Waterloo. May the Lord provide you with comfort and strength.
olga chyle jung on April 2, 2012 at 9:01 AM said:

My sincere sympathy to the Ortner family. Max has been a friend for many years---he fashioned furniture out of old materials. Millie in Cedar Rapids is also an old friend. I met her when at the Czech museum. MY life has been blessed knowing the Ortners.

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