STERLING – Joseph Ortiz, 71, of Sterling, died Friday, May 3, 2013, at his home.
Joseph was born Nov. 3, 1941, in Sterling, the son of Milton and Maria (Trujillo) Ortiz. He was employed for several years with Woods Manufacturing in Oregon. He served in the Navy. He was a member of Living Bread Fellowship Church in Sterling.
Survivors include three sisters, Rosie (Arthur) Rodriguez of San Antonio, and Mary Jimenez and Dora Thibado, both of Sterling; and one brother, Clifford (Susan) of Sterling.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, and three sisters.
Cremation rites have been accorded. Private memorial service will be at a later date. McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls is handling arrangements.