Elmer J. Ortgies, 82


Elmer J. Ortgies, a longtime Ozaukee County resident, passed away in Port Washington on Saturday, July 13, 2013, at the age of 82.

He was born on Aug. 26, 1930, in Chicago, the son of Elmer A. and Mary (nee Jordan) Ortgies. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Elmer is survived by his fellow group home residents along with the many wonderful caregivers at Individual Growth Services, Portal inc. and St. Johnís Adult Day Services. Also special thanks to these same agencies for the care they provided Elmer over the years. If desired, memorials in Elmerís name can be made to Portal inc., 1015 Cedar Creek Rd, P.O. Box 65, Grafton, WI 53024. A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday July 24, 2013, at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 420 W. Whitefish Road, Port Washington. Online condolences may be forwarded to www.schramka-densow.com.

Schramka-Densow Funeral Home is assisting the family.