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Donald William Ortman

A graveside service for Donald William Ortman, 89, of Somerset, was held November 8, 2019, at Cedar Hill Cemetery, where military honors were conducted by the Licking County Veterans Alliance. Donald passed away November 3, 2019, at Licking Memorial Hospital.  He was born November 3, 1930, in Columbus,, to the late William H. and Marie A. (Beavers) Ortman.

Donald was a sergeant in the United States Army during the Korean War.  He retired from Columbia Gas.  He was a lifetime member of VFW #1060, Newark Moose, Buckeye Lake Eagles #2801, American Legion Post #85, and the Newark Druids. He is survived by his daughters, Marsha (Mitz) Estes and Mellie Hayslip; son, Mike (Kim) Ortman; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents; he was preceded in death by a son, Bill Ortman; and daughter, Ruth Ortman. Memorial contributions may be made to Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home to help with his funeral expenses. To sign an online guest book, please visit

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