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Ramon "Ray" Ortiz

February 21, 1926 — September 11, 2016

Ray Ortiz, age 90, of Granton, WI died Sunday, September 11, 2016 at the House of the Dove in Marshfield, WI.Ramon Ortiz was born on February 21, 1926 in Kansas, in a box car, the son of Bernard and Maria (Amaro) Ortiz. They moved to Chicago, IL and Ray worked for Welches Scientific Co. as a Dock Handler and Security Guard. He retired in 1991 as a dock handler, but continued as a security guard. He was united in marriage to Frances Diaz in Chicago, they later divorced. He was later married to Arlene Mallingar on March 6, 1978.Ray was a huge Chicago Cubs fan; attending many games. He loved to travel to Wisconsin for vacation.He is survived by three children, Debbie Stillman of Granton, WI, Diane Hernandez of Granton, WI and Susan Asuncion of Onalaska, WI, three step-children, Bob (Renee) Mallangar of Carpentersville, IL, Jim (Kathy) Mallingar of Summit, IL and Lynn (Paris) Bessemer of Richmond Park, IL, 20 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.He was preceded in death by wife, Arlene, his parents, Bernard and Mary Ortiz, and siblings, Lupie, Lucy, Pauline, Maximino, Kito and Millie.A Graveside service for Ray will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at the Windfall Cemetery in Granton. Online Condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com. The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Ray's family with Funeral arrangements.Funeral Home:Gesche Funeral Home4 South Grand AvenueNeillsville, WIUS 54456
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