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Samuel Ortley
May 12, 1969 - Monday, December 17, 2018

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Sports Complex, Naytahwaush, MN Sports Complex, Naytahwaush, MN
Monday, December 24, 2018 Sunday, December 23, 2018
11:00 A.M. Beginning at 5 PM
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Samuel Bud Ortley Sr., “Anamiaa Jiigish Cade” (He prays by the fire) journeyed to the Spirit World on Monday, December 17, 2018 at Sanford Health in Fargo, North Dakota. He was born on May 12, 1969 in Park Rapids, Minnesota the son of Sam Roberts and Sylvia Ortley.

Samuel went to school in Park Rapids, Minnesota. He worked a lot of different jobs when he was younger, but his passion and expertise was cooking. Sam could make anything, but his fried chicken was the best you ever had. He was employed at Shooting Star Casino in the Whispering Winds Restaurant and The Smoke Restaurant as a cook and in maintenance at the Sports Complex.

Samuel enjoyed many things, cooking, playing horse shoes, cards, listening to music, fishing and going out on the Pontoon. He would take his family out on the lake all day long. He tried Ricing a few times, but didn’t like being in the small canoe. Samuel’s children were his world. He enjoyed spending time with his family. His nieces and nephews loved him very much always having a big hug for them.

Survived by his significant other: Karen Townsend; children: Sam Ortley Jr., Drucilla Ortley, and Nona Leise Clark; grandchildren: Leenah and Lylah Townsend; mother: Sylvia Ortley; aunt: JoAnn Ortley; mother-in-law: Nona Townsend; brothers: Greg Blue, James Ortley, Chris Clark, Brian Clark, John Townsend, Kevin Clark; sisters: Nancy Navarro, Lisa Ortley, Stephanie Ortley, Teresa Ortley, Andrea Ortley, Betty Oppegard, Sharon Porter, Melissa Clark, and Margaret Townsend; many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and extended family.

Preceded in death by father: Sam Roberts; sons: Deon Ortley, Tyler Townsend; daughter-in-law: Danielle Hanks; uncles: Frank Ortley, Steven Ortley and David Ortley; sisters: Florence Eischens, Louise Ortley and
Leona Ortley.

Funeral services for Samuel Ortley Sr. will be held on Monday, December 24 at 11:00 AM at the Sports Complex in Naytahwaush, MN.

Officiating will be Pastor Jackie Bernacci

Drum Group is North Twin

An all-night visitation will be held on Sunday, December 23, 2018 beginning at 7:00 PM at the Sports Complex in Naytahwaush, Minnesota.

Honorary Casket Bearers will be Eugene Eischens, James Ortley, Dean Hanks, All his nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Casket Bearers will be Fred Porter, Dustin Blue, Dexter Fox, Curtis Ortley Sr., Juan Vasquez, Tim Bloom, Darian Weyaus, Jason Bellanger, Bonifacio Gutierrez Jr.

Interment at St.Agnes Cemetery, Lengby Minnesota


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