Kenneth Ortloff, age 84, of Glencoe, Minnesota, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2020, at GlenFields Living with Care in Glencoe, Minnesota.
Private Family Graveside Service will be held at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Helen Township, rural Glencoe, Minnesota.
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Kenneth Charles Ortloff was born on July 26, 1935, in McLeod County, Minnesota. He was the son of Hilbert and Viola (Werth) Ortloff. Kenneth was baptized as an infant on August 18, 1935, by Rev. Alfred Streufert and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth on April 10, 1949, by Rev. Alfred Streufert both at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe, Minnesota. His confirmation verse was John 10:27-28. Kenneth received his education in Glencoe, Minnesota, graduating with the Glencoe High School Class of 1953. He entered active military service in the United States Army on May 10, 1955, and served his country during peace time. Kenneth received an Honorable Discharge on February 11, 1957.
On August 11, 1957, Kenneth was united in marriage to Pearl Gruer by Rev. W. F. Mueller at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Auburn, Minnesota. Kenneth and Pearl made their home on the family farm in Glencoe, Minnesota. Their marriage was blessed with four children, Rhonda, Steven, Keith and Jon. Kenneth and Pearl shared over 62 years of marriage.
Kenneth was a lifelong farmer. He was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Helen Township, rural Glencoe, Minnesota.
Kenneth enjoyed traveling, hunting, fishing, playing cards and country western dancing. He treasured the time spent with his family and friends.
Kenneth passed away Sunday, June 28, 2020, at GlenFields Living with Care in Glencoe, Minnesota, at the age of 84 years, 11 months and 2 days.
Blessed be his memory.
Kenneth is survived by his:
Wife, Pearl Ortloff of Glencoe, MN;
Children, Rhonda Ortloff of Glencoe, MN,
Steven Ortloff and his special friend, Andrea Tesch of New Richmond, WI,
Keith Ortloff and his wife, Amanda, of Glencoe, MN,
Jon Ortloff and his wife, Denise, of Glencoe, MN;
Grandchildren, Derek Ortloff,
Brother-In-Law, Lewis Bettcher of Glencoe, MN;
Nieces, Nephews, Other relatives, and many friends.
Kenneth was preceded in death by his Parents, Hilbert and Viola Ortloff; Father-In-Law and Mother-In-Law, Ernest and Lillie Gruer; Brother-In-Law and Sisters-In-Law, Gladys Bartels and her husband, Leslie, Marlys Anderson, Elizabeth Bettcher; Nephews, Gary Bartels, Joel Bettcher.