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Jerry Ortis dies at age 70

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Jerry Ortis, age 70, of Chesterton, Ind., passed away September 19, 2012 in Valparaiso, Ind.

He was born in Chicago, Ill., on August 27, 1942 to Paul and Justine (nee Sensalak) Ortis.

Jerry is survived by his daughters, Jenifer Ortis (Spencer Brumfield) of Chesterton, Jodi Ortis (Scott Siewert) of Chesterton and Jaime (Randy) Bobo of Chesterton; his four grandchildren, Sarah and Madison Ling and Teagan and Thatcher Bobo; brother Allen (Sandra) Ortis of Jacksonville, Fla.; and sister Jackie (Bill) Reum of Sleepy Hollow, Ill.

He was preceded in death by his parents and former wife and friend, JoAnn Ortis.

Cremation will take place and there will be no services at this time.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Myelofibrosis Organization, MPN Education Foundation at

Arrangements were handled by Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be left for the family at




Posted 9/24/2012