Jack W. Orthman, age 82 of Paulding, passed away at his residence on Monday, August 20, 2018 at 9:26 pm. Jack was born on January 18, 1936 in Ft. Wayne, Indiana to Wilmer and Hester Mary (Gronau) Orthman. On November, 7, 1953, Jack married Louise Howard and she survives.
Jack worked for 36 years at the LaFarge Cement Company in Paulding. Jack was a member of the Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, Antwerp VFW, Paulding Eagles, and the Defiance Moose Lodge. He enjoyed fishing, dancing, golfing, boating and bowling in his spare time. Jack was a Boston Red Sox fan, enjoyed NASCAR and country music.
Survivors include his daughters, Johanna Mellon of Paulding and Jacquelyn (John) Horst of Oakwood, 6 Grandchildren and 8 Great Grandchildren, a brother James (Rosie) Orthman of Ft. Wayne and a sister Karen (Dave) McKeeman of Ft. Wayne, a sister in law, Dot who resides in Florida and his close companion, Buddy the dog. Jack was preceded in death by a daughter, Constance Sue Boudreau and his brother Tom Orthman.
Services will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, Antwerp. Burial will follow in St. Paul Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 24, 2018 at Dooley Funeral Home in Antwerp from 2-4 pm and 5-7 pm. And a half hour before the service on Saturday at the Church.
Memorial Contributions can be made to the Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church Building Fund or to Community Health Professionals.
The family would like to thank the pallbearers Colby Orthman, Jason Cromwell, Bob Dull, Denver Dull, Mark Pease, Roger Rhonehouse, Chuck Lutz and David McKeeman Jr. along with honorary pallbearers Jim Orthman, Dave McKeeman Sr., John Horst, Roger Pier, Dick Brooks Sr., Albert Irish, Chuck Howard, Marlin Allen and John Andershock for their participation in the service.