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Charles "Chuck" Dee Zortman

September 29, 1930 ~ November 17, 2022 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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Charles Dee Zortman, 92, went to meet his Master on November 17, 2022.  He was born September 29, 1930 to Herbert E. Zortman & Gladys Newell Zortman of Fowler, Kansas.  He attended the Fowler schools and in 1948 went to Central College of McPherson, where he met Ramona Catron.  After marrying her on December 21, 1949, they moved to the family farm.

 “Chuck”, as he liked to be called, was instrumental in the growth of the family business of Zortman Sons with his brothers.  With the addition of other partners, it became Fowler Feeders. 

Agriculture and livestock production may have been his profession but his true passion was the collecting and restoration of antiques.  His knowledge was extensive and his presence at auctions commonplace.  This activity continued to within weeks of his passing.

Survivors include his wife, Ramona Zortman, 3 sons, Dean Zortman (Lynne) of Fowler, Steve Zortman (Terrie) of Fowler, Duane Zortman (Jamie) of Amarillo, TX, a daughter Debra Zortman Fischer (Vernon) of Sharon Springs, KS, 10 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and a host of wonderful friends.

Preceding him in death were his grandparents, Orville & Maude Newell, who played a great role in his early years, his father Herbert E. Zortman, mother Gladys Newell Zortman, brothers Orville Edwin Zortman, Herbert Cary (Cay) Zortman, Gerald Lynn (Gary) Zortman, sister-in-law Jueene Zortman and daughter-in-law Becky Zortman.

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November 22, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Koons-Russell Funeral Home
327 N. Gardner Ave.
Sharon Springs, Kansas 67758

Funeral Service
November 23, 2022

10:00 AM
Sharon Springs United Methodist Church
520 W. 6th Street
Sharon Springs, kansas 67758

Interment following funeral service
November 23, 2022

3:00 PM
Fowler Cemetery
Hwy 57
Fowler, KS 67844

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Charles "Chuck" Zortman

September 29, 1930-November 17, 2022

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