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Donald E. Ortman

Donald E. Ortman, 65, of St. Cloud, Florida, formerly of Thornville, passed away June 11, 2015.

Don was born October 7, 1949, in Lancaster, the son of Norma Lynn Ortman of Thornville and the late William E. Ortman.

Don confessed to God his faith in Jesus Christ as Savior as a child at Trinity United Church of Christ, and the same recently with family and friends, Clark and Tim.

Don was a graduate of Sheridan High School, Class of 1967, and The Ohio State University. He had a long career in electrical engineering. His last employment was with Lockheed Martin in Orlando, FL. He loved fishing, ham radio, and playing the fiddle and mandolin.

He is survived by his wife, Charlene A. Karalus Ortman, whom he married in 1999; a brother, Gary (Kathy) Ortman; sisters, Connie (Gary) Hursey and Karen (Dale) Factor; nieces and nephews, Matt (Jen) Ortman, Brian (Lisa) Ortman, Ty (Denita) Hursey, Ross (Kelsey) Hursey, Kacey (Jordan) Unternaher, Logan (Aaron) Bates and Deven Factor; several great nieces and nephews; his mother-in-law, Helen Karalus; and special friends, Clark and Kim Evans and Sandi Vennel.

Funeral service was June 15, 2015, at the Bope-Thomas Funeral Home in Somerset, with Jason Cole officiating. Burial followed in the Lutheran Reform Cemetery in Thornville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sheridan High School Scholarship Fund.

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