Obituaries

Bruce Anselmo Ortiz


    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.