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Leo Andrew Ortner (1921-1993)


Posted By: Jari Schmitt (email)
Date: 1/6/2024 at 19:21:49

Leo A. Ortner, 72, of 1929 J Street, S.W., Cedar Rapids, Iowa died Wednesday, October 6, 1993 in Mercy Medical Center after a long illness. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday and after 9 a.m. Friday at Janeba-Kuba Funeral Home West, where there will be a wake service at 7 p.m. and rosary at 8 p.m. on Thursday. Services: 2 p.m. Friday at St. Ludmilas Catholic Church, by Rev. Harry Koelker. A cremation committal will follow.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred; two sons, Donald L. of Toronto, Iowa and Paul A. and his wife Marie of Austin, Texas; four grandchildren, Hugh and Susan Ortner of Toronto, and Paul, Jr. and Timothy Ortner of Austin; and six brothers, Roy of Oelwein, Eugene of Dunkerton, Ronald of Wisconsin, Max of Waterloo, Victor of Independence and Dennis of Minnesota.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Barbara; a brother, Hugh and a sister, Marguerite Schmitt.
Leo Andrew Ortner was born January 2, 1921 in Black Hawk Co., Iowa to Casper and Clara (Kurtz) Ortner. Since 1944 he had been a resident of Cedar Rapids, where he married Mildred Mahring on November 26, 1946. He was a retired cement mason and had been a custodian at the Sokol Hall for several years. He was a member of St. Ludmila Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council 909, Bowen General Assembly 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, Cedar Rapids Lodge 262 WFLA and Cement Finishers Union Local 561.
SOURCE: Cedar Rapids Gazette


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