Loretta Jean Elsperman of Sullivan, Missouri was born December 23, 1936 in Owensville, Missouri to James and Ruth (Renick) McGowan and passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at the age of 83 years.
David L. Christisen of Cuba, Missouri was born on Monday, August 19, 1935 in Perryville, Missouri to Arvol B. and Bessie Frances (Humphrey) Christisen and passed away Sunday, April 5, 2020 at the age of 84 years, 7 months and 17 days.
Rose Marie Bergner (Dyer) of Bourbon, Missouri was born January 30, 1956 in St. Louis, Missouri to Norman and Mary (Watson) Dyer and passed away Monday, March 30, 2020 at the age of 64 years.
Geraldine Pearson of Rolla, Missouri was born on April 17, 1935 in St. Louis, Missouri to Lloyd and Anna (Scott) Putney and passed away Sunday, March 22, 2020 at the age of 84 years.
Anna Margaret Holman of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, formerly of St. James, Missouri, was born July 14, 1927 in Newburg, Missouri to John and Laura Brown and passed away March 25, 2020 at the age of 92 years.
James Douglas Black of St. James, Missouri was born September 13, 1958 in Burlington, Vermont to James Fredrick Black and Marlene Ann Brooner and passed away Sunday, March 22, 2020 at the age of 61 years.
Bruce Anselmo Ortiz of Steelville, Missouri, formerly of Chimayo, New Mexico, was born March 22, 1970 to Anselmo and Lavera Carol Kessler Ortiz and passed away Sunday, March 22, 2020 at the age of 50 years.
He was employed as a mover of modular homes while in New Mexico and was presently employed at Aerofil Technology in Sullivan, Missouri. About 10 years ago he moved to the Steelville, Missouri area to be nearer his sister. Bruce loved to travel. He was more than willing to try anything new or different. He worked hard so he could play even harder; and did. He was an avid golfer and did very well. He played on multiple courses all over the nation. He loved last minute get togethers, road trips and historic venues. He loved to eat and would try any dish once. He was generous, sometimes to a fault. He had a big heart, gave of himself completely and never met a stranger. He gave his heart to Christine, loved his family, lived his faith in God and was always there for his friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Anselmo and Carol Ortiz.
He is survived by his fianceé, Christine Rysteo-Ortiz of Steelville, Missouri; two sisters, Francina (Kevin) Halbert of Steelville, Missouri and Elizabeth Ortiz (companion, Oscar Irequi) of Manhattan, New York; one brother, Donald (Anja) Ortiz of Santa Fe, New Mexico; other relatives and friends.
There will be a memorial service at a later date.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.
Lora “Elaine” Flowers (Miller) of Meeker, Oklahoma was born on August 29, 1950 in Meeker, Oklahoma to Donald and Lucille (James) Miller and passed away on March 23, 2020 at the age of 69 years.
Olga Julianne Earney (nee Cilke) of Steelville, Missouri was born in Buffalo, New York in 1918 to Robert and Olga Kalis Cilke and passed away Friday, March 27, 2020 at the age of 101 years.
Scott Edward Conaway of Steelville, Missouri was born on Tuesday, October 1, 1974 in Rolla, Missouri to Charles Edward Conaway and Donna Ruth Ogle and passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at the age of 45 years, 5 months and 23 days.
Stanley R. Brewer of Cuba, Missouri was born Tuesday, November 10, 1931 at Cuba, Missouri to Lawrence and Florence (nee Carroll) Brewer and passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at the age of 88 years.