Otis E. Kortz
Otis Eugene Kortz, 76, of South Boardman, passed away Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019 at his home. Otis was born in Frankfort on June 29, 1943 to the late Otto and Mervial (Myers) Kortz.
He was married to the love of his life, Paula Rae (Rose) on Dec. 6, 1969 in Norwalk.
He was a hard working employee for Otis Elevator for 35 years, where he was affectionately known as "the Curmudgeon." He was well respected by his coworkers and stayed involved with the union even after retirement.
Otis was a passionate man who always took care of his family. He could be a jokester but he was always a trustworthy and loyal friend.
In December of 2018 he came to recognize his Lord and Savior, noting to his family that it is truly about heart.
Otis will be lovingly remembered by his wife; children, Annette (Scott) Kortz-Jones, Otis Kortz II, Zachary Kortz and Ezekiel Kortz; grandchildren, Otto, Ruby, Joshua, Matthew and one on the way; siblings, Iris Anderson, Ward Kortz and Larry Kortz; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Donna and Leo.
Visitation will take place on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019 at Kalkaska Funeral Home, 152 S. Cedar St., Kalkaska, MI 49646, from 5 to 8 p.m. The funeral service will be Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 at 1 p.m., with a final visitation beginning at noon, at Fife Lake Baptist Church, 449 W State St., Fife Lake, MI 49633. Pastor Jacob Terry will officiate the service. Burial will take place at Boardman Township Cemetery following the funeral service.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kalkaska Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Published on October 16, 2019


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