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“Craig anf I spent many good times growing up. I always called him Bonerack as he was tall and slender. We were lucky enough to be Marines stationed...Read More »
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“I am so sorry to read of Craig's passing!!It has been many years since I had seen him, but will always remember him with fondness-- and his little VW...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Sandy Scribner - nashua, IA

“GOD speed "bonerack" We go Wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy back in time!!! Condolences to the family. ”
3 of 5 | Posted by: Tim Westergreen - Dunkerton, IA

“So very sad to read of Craigs passing. Haven't seen him in years, but always though about him and the family. He was always fun to be around and just...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Cindy Klatt Beattie - Davenport, IA

“Proud to call Craig a friend - he will be missed. ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: Mark Wiste - Rock Island, IL


A time to celebrate the life of Craig E. "Craigger" Ortman, 59, a resident of Davenport, will begin at 12:00 p.m. Friday, October 26, 2012 at Kilkenny's Pub, Harrison and 3rd Streets, Davenport. Private family inurnment has taken place at the National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal with military honors. Craigger died Monday, October 22, 2012 at Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Davenport.
Craig Ellis Ortman was born on November 27, 1952 in Waterloo, Iowa, a son of Vernon William and Lila Belle (Sheets) Ortman. He proudly served our country in the Marine Corps form 1971 until 1973.
Craigger retired as a machinist at the Rock Island Arsenal in 2009 after 30 years of service. He enjoyed reading, fishing, and rooting for the Chicago Cubs and Bears.
Craigger is survived by his sons: Nathan Ortman, Charlotte, NC and Keith (Alicia) Ortman, Conway, SC; his mother, Lila Ortman, Waterloo; a sister, Janet Reese, Moline; nephews and niece, Travis and Justin Pietan and Chamie Gettsinger; and many close friends.