Frank Ortiz

Granite City | Tuesday, October 18 2022 |

Frank P. Ortiz, 89, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 7:40 a.m. on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, in St. Louis, Missouri.  He was born January 29, 1933, in Granite City, Illinois, a son of the late Conception and Elena (Garcia) Ortiz. 

He retired from Granite City Steel after 42 years of dedicated service as a ladle digger.  The United States Army veteran proudly served his country during the Korean War.  He was a faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City.  Frank had a love for music and enjoyed his days of dancing, he cherished his family and loved get-togethers with family and friends, and enjoyed meeting his friends for coffee or time spent at the Township Center.  He was always looking for a bargain and loved going to garage and estate sales, visits to the Goodwill and was always on a quest to solve the problems of the world. 

He is survived by two daughters, Elena Saxton of Hazelwood, Missouri, and Jennifer (Tom) Schmidt of St. Louis; two grandchildren, William, and Christina Saxton; three sisters, Mary (Earl) Thorson of Mounds View, Minnesota, Tresa Ortiz of Granite City and Angie (Rad) Masinelli of Scottsdale, Arizona; nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, David Ortiz; five brothers, Vital, Steve, Jim, Tony, and Joe, and four sisters, Rica, Annie, Ramona, and Linda. 

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Sunday, October 30, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 4:30 p.m. 

A Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City on Monday, October 31, 2022, at 11:30 a.m. with Father Steve Thompson as the celebrant. 

Burial with full military honors will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.  Masses may be accepted at the funeral home.

Obit Provided By:
Irwin Chapel Funeral Home

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