Ramona “Rae” Jean Ortman, 82, Milan, died Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at Vita Care Living in Stratford.
Rae was born on July 23, 1939 in Milwaukee, the daughter of Albert and Mabel (Dorst) Huettl. Rae was a 1958 graduate of Stratford Senior High, and went on to obtain her nursing degree from Marshfield School of Nursing. Rae worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield for seven years, then at Medford Memorial Hospital for thirty years, ending her career as head nurse for 28 years in the OB and Family Center Department, assisting in bringing many babies into the world.
Rae was loved and admired by many for her positive outlook on life and uncompromising willingness to do for others. Her compassion and enthusiasm served as inspiration to family and friends alike.
Rae was married to Russell Rueden from Dorchester, they later divorced. Rae then married James Ortman from Milan, where they resided until his death on October 23, 2016.
Survivors include one brother, Kenneth (Bernie) Huettl, Scottsdale, AZ; sisters-in-law, Mary Ann Brinkman, Marshfield, Donna Solchenberger, Athens, Martha Rodman, Edgar, Betty (David) Holbach, Athens, Phyllis (Gerald) Klimpke, Athens and Barbara Ortman, Athens ; many nieces and nephews; four Godchildren, Gary, Joan, Mike and Kurt; special friends, Merlin (deceased) and Loretta Waechter, Norbert and Joyce (deceased) Reidel and Carol and Willie (deceased) Clark.
Besides her parents and husband, James, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Jack and Michael; and brothers-in-law, Lester Solchenberger, Gene Rodman, Chuck Brinkman and Jack Ortman.
Although her time has passed, she will be missed greatly. The wonderful memories of time spent with Rae will live on in the hearts of those she touched forever.
Funeral services will be at 12:00 p.m. (Noon) on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at Christ Lutheran Church, Abbotsford. Rev. Don Bruce will officiate. Burial will be in Christ Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the church.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Vita Care Living for all the loving care you gave to Rae.
Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Athens is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com
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