Raul Ortiz, 62, of Sparta, passed away Monday, November 2, 2020, at his home. He was born July 4, 1958, to Estaban Sr. and Juanita Ortiz in Uvalde, TX.
Raul liked riding his bike and walking around town and making friends with everyone. He loved the Green Bay Packers and his family. Above all, he enjoyed spending time with his grandkids.
Raul is survived by his four children, Christina Moll, Jonathan Ortiz, David Ortiz and Stephen Ortiz; grandchildren, Akram Ortiz, Michael Moll, and Amiah Ortiz; siblings, Lupita Gutierrez, Santa (Tony) Anguiano, Cindy (Troy) Knight and Estaban Jr. (Debbie) Ortiz. He is further survived by his nieces and nephews: Joseph Gutierrez, Crystal Scherr, Stephanie Samparrie, Amanda Ortiz, Rudy Ortiz Jr., Eric Ortiz, Adam Ortiz, Gerardo Salgado, Victoria Salgado, Vanessa Povsha, Amanda Burns, Kayla Burns, TJ Anjuiano, John Anjuiano and Christina Case.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Estaban Sr. and Juanita Ortiz; brothers, Domingo Ortiz, Rudy Ortiz; sister, Joann Ortiz; and the mother of his children, Kelly Kotajarvi.
A Celebration of Raul’s Life will be held from 12-3 p.m. on Saturday, November 7, at the American Legion, Sparta. Online condolences may be sent to Raul’s family at www.schanhoferfh.com
The Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, is assisting the family with arrangements.
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