David Ohrtman, age 71, of Ortonville, MN, passed away at his home on September 9, 2020.
A visitation for David’s friends and family will be held on Sunday, September 13, 2020, at Mundwiler Funeral Home in Milbank from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. with a Time of Sharing beginning at 2:30 p.m.
While maintaining social distancing guidelines, we are now able to gather for visitations and services. The use of face masks by attendees is recommended, and we will continue taking the necessary steps to keep our facility clean. For those who prefer or require continued precautions, webcasting and/or livestreaming is available in most situations.
David was born in Laurens, Iowa, and grew up farming in the Nemaha and Pocahontas area. He was the son of Harold Dean Ohrtman and Dorothy Laurie (Hase) Ohrtman. On January 10, 1976, David married Connie (Reese) Harmon in Peterson, Iowa, and they made a life in northwest Iowa. After his divorce from Connie, David moved to Ankeny, Iowa, where he worked for Gone Fishin’ magazine and ultimately re-married on November 3, 1987, to Angela (Poindexter) Baumann in Des Moines, Iowa. The newlyweds moved to Sitka, Alaska, where Dave was truly in his element, running his own business, Silver Bay Marine. Dave spent the best parts of his adult life employed in an occupation that allowed him to do one of the two things he was most passionate about – fishing and computers. He returned to the lower 48 in 1996 and made his forever home in the Ortonville community. He spent many happy hours behind the counter at Artie’s Bait & Tackle. Anyone who came in got lessons in lures and life if Dave was working.
Dave was preceded in death by his grandparents: William and Clara Ohrtman, and William and Olga Hase; his father, Harold Dean Ohrtman; and siblings: Duane William, Barbara Ann, and Robert Edward Ohrtman. Left to treasure his memory are his six children: Lisa Ann (Ryan) Bertrand of Sioux City, Iowa; Teresa Ann Gardner of Fonda, Iowa; Nicholas Wayne Ohrtman of Peterson, Iowa; Travis Duane (Kamay) Ohrtman of Marysville, Washington; Katarina Marie Davison of Sioux City, Iowa; and Zane David Ohrtman of Marysville, Washington; his mother, Dorothy Louise (Hase) Berg; sister, Beverly Jean (William) Rice; brother, Kenneth Dean (Debra) Ohrtman; grandchildren: Joseph, Charlotte, Carter, Cole, Sabrina, Jaden, Sam, Luke, Destiny, Felicity, and Samuel, with another grandchild expected soon.