Ronnie Duane Bortner
August 01, 1942 - March 28, 2016
Friday, April 01, 11:00 AM
St. Gaspar Catholic Church, Rome City
Ronnie Duane Bortner, 73, of Wolcottville died Monday, March 28, 2016, in his residence.
He was a lifetime area resident.
He was a member of St. Gaspar Catholic Church in Rome City and A.B.A.T.E. of Indiana.
Mr. Bortner retired as a truck driver for L & L Leasing in Walterloo. He also worked for Tri-State Hardwood in South Milford and drove a van for Council on Aging of Noble County.
Ronnie enjoyed motorcycles, golfing, and shooting guns.
He was born August 1, 1942, in Kendallville to Maynard and Emmajane (Becker) Bortner.
On July 14, 1968, in Brimfield he married Joan E. Cass. She survives in Wolcottville.
Also surviving are five sons, Gary (Vickie) Fry of Kendallville, Randy (Paula) Fry of LaGrange, Mike (Heather) Bortner of Wolcottville, Eric Bortner of Rome City, and John (Nicole) Bortner of Albion; ten grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Ed Bortner of Camden, Ohio, and Larry (Melvin) Bortner of Kendallville.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, April 1, 2016, at 11 a.m. in St. Gaspar Catholic Church, Rome City with Father Bernard Ramenaden officiating. Burial will be in St. Gaspar Catholic Cemetery.
There will be no calling prior to the mass.
Preferred memorials are to St. Gaspar Catholic Church or masses to the church.
Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, State Road 9 North, Wolcottville is assisting the family with arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family on your loss.
I am thinking about your family and praying for each of you as you go through your time of grieving. I am so sorry for your loss.
So sorry for your loss, Ronnie will be greatly missed.Prayers
Good man that will be missed greatly
We are saddened to hear of your loss. Ronnie was one of the kindest man we knew. He worked diligently and with pride for ABATE of In. Please know we will be keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. He truly was a gentle soul.
Joan, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Ronnie will be greatly missed.
so sorry for your loss. He was truly a great friend to Jeff and I. almost like a Father to us.
So sorry for your loss. A great friend and fellow ABATE officer.