Ort, Robert

Written by David Green.

Robert Ort, 89, of Morenci, Mich., died May 25, 2010, at Fulton County Health Center in Wauseon, Ohio.

He was born March 23, 1921, in Chesterfield Township, Ohio, the son of Israel and Ella (Beatty) Ort. He married Barbara Jean Markel on Sept. 3, 1950, in Waldron, Mich., and she survives.

Robert lived most of his life in the Morenci area, working in construction and farming. He served three years in the South Pacific in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was a member of the Morenci First Baptist Church where he served in many areas. He enjoyed woodworking and making furniture for his family, and his bountiful garden was a lifelong passion.

Besides his wife, Barbara, Robert is survived by two daughters, Jeanie (and Scott) Thompson of Morenci and Kristy (and Rick) Collins of Adrian, Mich.; a son, Jeffery (and Barbara) Ort of Morenci; six grandchildren, April Ort, Alan (and Rachel) Ort, Derek Thompson, Bart (and Teresa) Thompson,  Drew Collins and Ben Collins; two great-grandsons, Jacob and Noah; and a sister, Florence DePelsmaeker of Saginaw, Mich.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Vivian Hoover, Glenna Wolf, Ila Strausbaugh and Neva Scoviac; and three brothers, Victor, William and Wilford Ort.

Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m Friday at Morenci First Baptist Church, with Rev. Brian Wonn officiating.  Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci. Visitation is planned from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m Thursday from at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Morenci First Baptist Church.

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