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“Teresa, I hope you know that I have fond memories of our Sunday School teaching at St Mary's. My prayers are with you! You both were great neighbors...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Antonette Williams - Vail, AZ

“I'll never forget your smile & hugs. You always had the best candy, your house was filled with everything a kid could ever want. You know how makes...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Koren Buckert - Chicago, IL

“Uncle Charloe was a favorit CCD teacher and friend. I will deeply miss him. My love to the family especially Teresa. ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Katie Foust - Sterling, IL

“Thank you for the wonderful memories and the chuckles you gave Tia Teresa and me. It was a great honor to be able to help you when you needed me. ...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Rozanna Chacon - Sterling, IL

“Thank you dear Tio Charlie for all the beautiful and funny memories you gave me. You sure made me and Tia Teresa some chuckles. It was a great...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Rozanna Chacon - Family

“You've always been full of zip and vinegar making people laugh. Heavens getting a wonderful man. Will always be in our thoughts. Love Becky ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Becky Pettenger - Sterling, IL

“Charlie was such a sweet kind man. I enjoyed working with him. ”
7 of 13 | Posted by: Jared Monroe - Polo, IL

“Teresa I have so many fond memories of you and Charlie as you'd visit Rome Ga. I had the privilege to come visit once and enjoyed swimming in an ice...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Melanie New - Rome, GA - Family

“Iam sorry He was a great man he made me laugh Everytime I seen him.He left behind some Wonderful memories ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Betty White - Rock Falls, IL

“I thank God for having you in my life. Much love and i will miss you my brother. Jim ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Jim Pack - Sterling, IL - Family

“Tia Teresa, I'm so sorry. When I think of Tio Charlie I always think of his big hugs and his huge smile that lit up the room. I feel very lucky to...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Julie Higginbotham - WI

“You will be missed. ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Betty Wolf - Saint Francis, MN

“Teresa, so sad to hear of Charlie's death. You two were always so special to us. Loved sitting by you at mass. God Bless you. ♥ ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Beverly Francque - Sterling, IL


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Carlos "Charlie" Ortiz, age 81 of Sterling, died Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at his home.

Charlie was born on April 24, 1939 in Malakoff, TX, the son of Florentino and Elisa (Gonzalez) Ortiz. He was a United States Air Force Veteran and served from 1958-1962. Charlie married Teresa Rausch on May 11, 1968 in Sterling. He worked at Northwestern Steel and Wire for 30 ½ years, retiring in 1993. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling.

Survivors include his wife, Teresa; three sisters, Mary (Dale) Smith of Sterling, Enedina Rodriguez of Sterling and Santos (David) Ferrer of Sterling; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.

Visitation will be on Friday, July 31, 2020 from 10:00-10:30 A.M. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will follow at the church at 10:30 A.M. with Reverend James R. Keenan, Celebrant officiating. Burial with military honors will conclude at Calvary Cemetery in Sterling.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his memory to St. Mary Catholic Church or Rock River Hospice and Home.