Obit: Ortiz, Ramon “Ray” (1926 - 2016)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Ortiz, Amaro, Diaz, Mallingar, Stillman, Hernandez, Asuncion, Bessemer
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 9/14/2016
Ortiz, Ramon “Ray” (21 February 1926 - 11 September 2016)
Ray Ortiz, 90, of Granton died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, at the House of the Dove in Marshfield.
Ramon Ortiz was born Feb. 21, 1926 in Kansas, in a boxcar, the son of Bernard and Marie (Amaro) Ortiz. They moved to Chicago, IL, and Ray worked for Welches Scientific Co. as a Dock Handler, and Security Guard. He retired in 1991 as a dock handler, but continued as a security guard. He was united in marriage to France Diaz in Chicago, they later divorced. He was married to Arlene Mallingar March 6, 1978.
Ray was a huge Chicago Cubs fan; attending many games. He loved to travel to Wisconsin for vacation.
He is survived by three children: Debbie Stillman of Granton, Diane Hernandez of Granton and Susan Asuncion of Onalaska; three step-children: Bob (Renee) Mallingar of Carpentersville, IL, Jim (Kathy) Mallingar of Summit, IL and Lynn (Paris) Bessemer of Richmond Park, IL; 20 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife Arlene, his parents, Bernard and Mary Ortiz, and siblings: Lupie, Lucy, Pauline, Maximino, Kito and Millie.
A graveside service for Ray will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016, at the Windfall Cemetery in Granton.
Online condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com. The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Ray’s family with Funeral arrangements.
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