VAN WERT - Marion Ortega, of Van Wert, died Sunday, December 15, 2013, at his residence. He was born May 22, 1938, in Venedocia, Ohio, the son of Hilario and Helen (Hernandez) Ortega. He was never married.

He is survived by three brothers, John (Karen) Ortega of Vandalia, OH, David (Sherry) Ortega of Ashley, IN, and Hilario (Nancy) Ortega of Fort Wayne, IN.; six sisters, Inez Ruiz of Toledo, OH, Esther Golden of Lima, Delores (Fabian) Canales of Van Wert, Mary Ochoa of Fort Wayne, IN, Shirley Ortega of Fort Wayne, IN, and Thedora (Jorge) Guerrero of Fort Wayne, IN.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Thelma Chavarria, and a brother, Joseph Ortega.

Ortega had been employed for a time at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne and at the Council on Aging in Van Wert. He volunteered at the Salvation Army, Council on Aging, and Trinity Friends Church, of which he was a member, and other organizations in Van Wert.

Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 11, 2014, at Trinity Friends Church in Van Wert. Calling will be held at the church one hour prior to services. A fellowship meal at the church will follow the service.

Burial will take place in Wright Cemetery, Converse, OH, at a later date. Service arrangements are by Brickner Funeral Home.

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