Jane Ortner Obituary

Jane C. Ortner
Jane Ortner
Jane C. Ortner

March 21, 1949 - October 6, 2009
Born in Des Moines, IA
Resided in Urbandale, IA
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Jane C. Ortner, 60, entered her eternal life on October 6, 2009 surrounded by her family at Iowa Methodist Medical Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, October 9, 2009 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1627 Grand Ave. in West Des Moines. Burial will follow at Glendale Cemetery in Des Moines. Visitation will be from 4-7:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church Parish Center, a vigil service will follow at 7:30 p.m.

Jane was born in Des Moines and was a 1967 graduate of Roosevelt High School. She liked animals, taking long walks with her dog and loved to decorate for the holidays, especially the Christmas season. She was a loving wife and mother and cherished the time with family and friends.

She will be missed by her husband of 37 years, John; sons, John (Nicole) of West Des Moines and Josh of Urbandale; mother, Nancy Kooker of West Des Moines; sisters, Kate (Ted) Starostka of Urbandale and Lucy (Bob) Anderson of Clive; brother, Ned Rood of West Des Moines and many other loving family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Edward Rood, in 1986.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Ortner Scholarship Foundation, c/o First State Bank, attn: Fred Sweers, PO Box 276, Ida Grove, Iowa 51445.

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Sacred Heart Catholic Church
1627 Grand
West Des Moines, IA US 50265
Thursday, October 8, 2009
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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Sacred Heart Catholic Church
1627 Grand Avenue
West Des Moines, IA US 50265
Friday, October 9, 2009
10:00 AM
Glendale Cemetery
4909 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Friday, October 9, 2009


Ortner Scholarship Foundation c/o First State Bank, Attention: Fred Sweers
P.O. Box 276
Ida Grove, IA 51445