Edgar "Ed" Stephen Ortbals
Edgar "Ed" Stephen Ortbals, 85 of Quincy died on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 in Sunset Home. He was born on August 13, 1934 at home in Miller County, MO the eldest son of Victor and Leona (Bax) Ortbals. Ed married Catherine "Kay" Wienstroer on May 27, 1961 in St. Agnes Church, St. Louis, MO.
He graduated from St. Elizabeth High School in St. Elizabeth, MO and Baily Technical School in St Louis. Ed was an assistant manager/manager at Firestone. He also was employed by Associated Couriers of St. Louis as a driver delivering nuclear medicine to Midwest hospitals.
Ed was incredibly proud of his family and loved spending time with his grandchildren. He enjoyed working on cars and around his home. Ed especially liked playing cards and games with family and friends. He was the patriarch of the annual Ortbals family float trip reunion. Ed will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Surviving in addition to his wife, Kay, are his children: Karen (Barry) Nichols of Columbia, MO; Mike (Lisa) Ortbals of Columbia, MO; Mark Ortbals of Quincy; and Teresa (Mike) Ellis of Quincy; grandchildren: Kasey, Zach and Danni Nichols all of Columbia, MO; Katie (Aaron) Mills of Augusta, GA; Claire (Pete) Stansberry of Columbia, MO; Nathan Ortbals of Kansas City, MO; and Matthew Ellis of Quincy; and one great-grandson, Oliver Mills. Ed is also survived by six loving siblings and their spouses; Millie (Joe) Jurgensmeyer, Marvin Ortbals, Helen (Joe) Stuckenschneider, Joan Egbert, Bob (Denise) Ortbals, and Jim (Jean) Ortbals.
Ed was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Mary in infancy, brother, Donald and his wife Betty, sister-in-law, Judy Ortbals; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Rosemary (John) Mense; and brother-in-law, Tom Wienstroer.
The family would like to thank the staff of Sunset Home, Dr. Raymond Smith, and Dr. Eling for all the special care given to Ed.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. in St. Anthony Catholic Church. Visitation will be held on Friday evening from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Anthony Catholic Church or Blessing Hospice.
- Diane Frankenhoff
- My condolences on your loss.
- Kay and family,
My deepest condolences.
May God wrap his loving arms around you and give you peace at this difficult time in your lives.
Your neighbor and friend,