Frank Edward Ortman

Born: Sat., Apr. 21, 1951
Died: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Aug. 07, 2018
Location: Stout & Son
Russiaville Chapel

Masonic Service

8:00 PM Tue., Aug. 07, 2018
Location: Stout & Son
Russiaville Chapel

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Wed., Aug. 08, 2018
Location: Stout & Son
Russiaville Chapel

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Frank Edward Ortman, 67, Kokomo, passed away at 9:07 a.m. on Saturday, August 4, 2018, at his home.  He was born April 21, 1951, in Kokomo, to Verlin E. and Marie (Vent) Ortman.  On June 19, 1971, he married Carol J. Alexander, at the Upper Deer Creek Church in Galveston, and she survives.

Frank graduated from Western High School in 1969 and attended Indiana University Kokomo.  He served in the United States Air Force Reserves, attaining the rank of E7, and worked for Haynes International for 21 years before retiring on April 30, 2017.  He enjoyed camping, fishing and antique shopping, and he loved watching his grandchildren in all their sporting events.  He served as sheep superintendent for the Howard County 4-H Exhibit Association and was a member of Judson Baptist Church and the New London Masonic Lodge #283.

In addition to his wife, Carol Ortman, he is survived by his mother; son, Kenneth Ortman and his wife, Patty, and their children, Tessa and Conner; daughter, Janelle Robinson and her husband, Scott, and their children, Alexis, Austin, Addison and Aiden; brothers, Verlin “Lin” Ortman, Jr., and his wife, Jane, and Roger Ortman and his wife, Margarette; sisters, Carol Zastrow and her husband, Dan, and Tina Smith and her husband, Roger; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at Stout & Son Funeral Home, 200 E. Main St., Russiaville, with Pastor Gary Britton officiating.  Burial will follow in Galveston Cemetery.  Friends are invited to visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home, where a Masonic service will be held at 8 p.m.  Memorial contributions may be made in Frank’s memory to the Howard County 4-H Exhibit Association.  Messages of condolence may be left online at 

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Cindy McGaffney
   Posted Sun August 05, 2018
So sorry for your loss. I remember him from Northwestern days. Also worked with him on Exhibit Association. He was very helpful to our kids when they were learning to show sheep. May he Rest In Peace.

Jill Early
   Posted Mon August 06, 2018
I am so sorry to hear of Frank’s passing. He was a great superintendent for me and I enjoyed working with him. Praying for peace and comfort for your family.

Ralph & Judy Wylie
   Posted Tue August 07, 2018
Thinking of Ken and all the family during your time of sadness. Many wonderful memories will be heard in your days ahead that will help your heavy hearts. Sending our sincere sympathy.

Debbie Pickering
   Posted Wed August 08, 2018
Frank was such a kind and fun person to work with. My sincerest condolences to his wife, children and the entire Ortman family. He will be sorely missed.

Suzuki Partlow
   Posted Fri August 10, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. Frank was an amazing gentlman. I am glad I got to know him. His family is in my thoughts and prayers during this time and the months to come.