Paul W. Ortman, 61


Paul W. Ortman, 61, of Springfield, died on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, at Abraham Lincoln Hospital in Lincoln.

Private funeral services will be held. Staab Funeral Homes in Springfield is assisting the family.

Mr. Ortman was born April 11, 1959, in Hillsboro, to George Edwin and Joyce (Mills) Ortman, Sr. He married Jean Ann Holler on Oct. 28, 1999, and she preceded him in death on Jan. 2, 2016.

He grew up in Raymond, graduating from Raymond Lincolnwood High School. During his career, he served as an over-the-road truck driver until his retirement.

Mr. Ortman loved the outdoors, fishing, ATVs, gardening and spoiling his grandkids.

He is survived by his daughter, Jennifer (Russell) Shade of Springfield; two grandchildren, Ryan and Allisen Shade; companion, Kathy Peeler of Loganville, GA; mother, Joyce Ortman Smith of Illinois; and three siblings, Deborah Blevins, Edwin Ortman and Pamela Stark.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Ortman was preceded in death by his father; and sister, Barbara.

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