Ronnie Duane Bortner

August 01, 1942 - March 28, 2016

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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

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Greg and Marcia Ringler
April 6th, 2016 4:45pm
Wolcottville, IN

Our deepest sympathy to you and your family on your loss.

Tammy (Morrison) Greene
April 1st, 2016 4:25pm
Lagrange, IN

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.

Kim Rogers (hanshew)
April 1st, 2016 1:44am
Red fox,ky

So sorry for your loss, Ronnie will be greatly missed.Prayers

Russell mccoy
March 31st, 2016 4:26pm

Good man that will be missed greatly

Karin and Ken Draper
March 31st, 2016 1:29pm
Scottsville, Ky

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.

Barbara & Daniel Tatman
March 30th, 2016 2:29pm
Rome City IN

Joan, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Ronnie will be greatly missed.

Jeff & Sherry Hanshew
March 30th, 2016 6:19am
North Las Vegas Nv

so sorry for your loss. He was truly a great friend to Jeff and I. almost like a Father to us.

Kim Marie Dietz
March 30th, 2016 4:30am
Churubusco IN

So sorry for your loss. A great friend and fellow ABATE officer.