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Robert Ortman, Sr.

July 29, 1935 — June 7, 2021

Robert Ortman, Sr.

Robert J. Ortman, Sr.

“Bob” / “Camper Bob”

Age 85 of Minooka, was called home to the Lord on Monday, June 7, 2021.

Born on July 29, 1935 to John and Marie Ortman.

Bob was a very unique, loving, caring and outgoing individual who touched the lives of all who knew him. His home away from home was Indiana Beach Campground, where he was a seasonal camper for over 40 years. Bob’s favorite quote while sitting on his deck at site E21 was “The Ferries In!” and watch all the women walk by…

Survivors include his children: Robert (Anne) Ortman, Jr., Linda Sapyta (Dan Kmak), Judith Ortman and Karen (Mike) Earls-Grygiel; his granddaughter and caregiver, Erin Dooley; (16) grandchildren: Stacey Wheatley, Allan and Shannon Samuel, Peter and Robert Chicvara, Emily Sapyta, James and Charlie Mannix, Brett Earls, Lauren Rettig, Kristen Ortman, and Jeff, Jennifer, Jonathan and Jessica Morency; (28) great grandchildren: Bryce (A.K.A. Double Ugly), Dakota, Landyn, Rylynn, Taylor, Nicholas, Linda, Larry, Mikey, Trista, Lathan, Arianna, Ethan, Blake, Alannia, Payton, Paige, Trinity, Christopher, Trevor, Brandon, Kaylie, Austin, Harper, Theodore, Maverick and Carter and two great-great grandchildren: Carter and Levi.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife of 51 years, Charleen Ortman.

Cremation rites have been accorded.

A memorial visitation will be held at Reeves Funeral Home, 203 Liberty Street in Gardner on Saturday, July 24, 2021 between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

A private inurnment will follow at a later date in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Minooka, where Bob will be laid to rest with his late wife Charleen.

Family and friends are encouraged to sign the guest book, upload photographs and share Bob’s memorial page online through social media by logging onto:

Memorial arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Gardner. ( 815-237-2526 )

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