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Jesus Ortega
Jesus Ortega, age 91, of Sterling, died Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at his home.
Jesus was born November 13, 1926 in Olivia, Texas the son of Mr. and Mrs. Primitivo Ortega. He served in the US Army during the Korean War and married Anne R. Martinez on November 13, 1950. She preceded him in death on June 25, 2009. He was employed at Northwestern Steel and Wire in Sterling for over 30 years and was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling.
Survivors include one daughter, Pat Ortega of Novi, Mich.; one son, Richard Ortega of Sterling; one brother, Jose (Manuela) Ortega of Newago, Mich.; several sisters in Texas; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife and parents.
Visitation will be Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 5 – 7 PM at the McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls with the Rosary being recited at 4:30 PM. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, November 17, 2017 at 10:30 AM at St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling with Reverend Adalberto Sanchez officiating. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Sterling.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Online condolences may be sent to www.mcdoanldfuneralhomes.com.