Robert A. Ortman (“Bob”), age 91, of Rensselaer, formerly of Highland passed away May 3, 2022. Survived by Jeanann, his wife of 64 years; daughters Wendy Lerolland (Yannick) and Kitty Mauger (Brian); grandchildren Coriene Foeller (John), Erin Mauger, Camille Blondin (John), and Philip Lerolland; and great grandchildren Jayden, Julian, Jordan, Lukas, Kaelan, Tegan; and sister Mae Rapchak. Preceded in death by parents Harry and Pearl, brothers Alva, Nelson, Harold, and Richard and sisters Thelma, and Pearl.
Bob was dedicated to and much loved by his family who appreciated his quirky sense of humor and quick wit. After serving in the U.S. Air Force, Bob began his career as a machinist and engineer, working first for Ortman-Miller Machine Company in Hammond and several companies in the Calumet Region. Bob loved spending time with his family, and he was especially close to his brother Rich. Over the years their numerous trips camping, fishing and canoeing were both enjoyed and endured by their families.
Bob served at Griffith Christian Church for many years and Griffith Lutheran Church. Over the years, he accomplished projects including home remodeling, furniture making, and concocting late-night peanut butter sandwiches.
Visitation on Monday, May 9, 2022 from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm with a short service to follow at Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8941 Kleinman Road (one block south of Ridge Rd), Highland, IN, 463220
For additional information, please contact Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center Konnie Kuiper-Kevin Nordyke-Michael Kuiper-Vass by calling us at 219-838-0800 or visiting us at www.hillsidefhcares.com