Bob was born on May 27, 1937, at Le Mars, the son of John and Eleanor (Bohnenkamp) Ortmann. Bob was raised in Remsen and attended St. Mary's Catholic School.
He served in the U.S. Navy from 1957 until 1961. He then returned to Remsen and was employed by the Remsen Bell-Enterprise for 20 years and then worked for the Remsen Farmers Co-op Elevator for 22 years.
He married Sally Wurth Sept. 4, 1965, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen. Bob retired in 2000.
Bob was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife, Sally, of Remsen; two sons, Rob, of Mesa, Ariz., Russ and his wife, Marilou, of Gilbert, Ariz.; one daughter, Penny Engard, of Fountain Hills, Ariz.; four grandsons, Jared and Jason Engard, John and Matthew Ortmann; three brothers, Paul, Jerry and his wife, Nancy, all of Lisbon, Jack and his wife, Cheryl, of Palo; two sisters, Rita Smith of Lisbon, Betty and her husband, Clifford O'Toole, of Tyler, Minn.; two brothers-in-law, Richard Wurth and his wife, Janice, and Jim Wurth and his wife, Mary Ellen, all of Remsen; five sisters-in-law, Colleen Ortmann of Windom, Minn., Irene Ortmann, Pat Wurth both of Remsen, Delores Wurth, Rose Neilsen and her husband, Dale, all of Britt; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Roman and Richard, one sister, Mary Jane Delperdang; four brothers-in-law, Ken Delperdang, Don Smith, Bob and Tom Wurth.
Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen with the Rev. William McCarthy and Deacon Rick Roder officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Remsen. Graveside military honors will be conducted by U.S. Navy, VFW Post 3328 and American Legion Post 220 of Remsen. Visitation will be anytime after 4 p.m. Wednesday. There will be a parish rosary at 5 p.m. and a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m. all at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen.
Casketbearers will be Randy and Doug Ortmann, Bob Fiedler, Dr. David, Mark and Tony Wurth.
Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com.