Obituary: Louis A. Ortiz


COM-Obit Ortiz

Louis A. Ortiz, 99, of Noblesville, died May 23, 2014 at Riverview Health Hospital in Noblesville. Born Aug. 6, 1914 in Monte Vista, Colo., he was the son of José and Angelita Ortiz.

He worked for Goeke Chrysler as a mechanic before retiring in 1980, and proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II. He was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, and a fourth degree member of Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed fishing and doing yard work. He was a very devoted husband to his adoring wife, and he loved to spoil his grandchildren.

Survivors include his daughters, Beverly Head, Shirley (David) Sappenfield and Doris “Debbie” (Gary) Shaffer; grandchildren, Christopher (Lori) Head, Ashley (Crystal) Head, Michael (Amber) Kemper, David and Lauren Sappenfield and Jaret (Amy) Shaffer; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Marian M. Ortiz; five brothers; two sisters; and several nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. May 29, 2014, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 9900 E. 191st St., Noblesville, with visitation beginning at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Tom Metzger will officiate. Burial with military honors will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens in Indianapolis.

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