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Dorothy Lorene (Onken) Bortis

December 6, 1921 ~ June 9, 2020 (age 98)


Hastings resident Dorothy Lorene Bortis, 98, passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2020, at Providence Place, Hastings, NE.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial will be at Glenvil Cemetery in Glenvil, NE. There will be no viewing or visitation. Memorials may be given to Immanuel Lutheran Church. 

Dorothy was born December 6, 1921, in rural Glenvil, NE to Bernhard E. & Ida (Fitzke) Onken. She was baptized, confirmed, and married at Immanuel Lutheran Church. She graduated from Glenvil High School. Dorothy married Darell L. Bortis on August 10, 1941; he preceded her in death on December 6, 2006.

Dorothy was a farmer's wife and a lifetime member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Glenvil. She was a member of Country Woman’s Club, Double Dozens Club, Ladies Aid, and Immanuel Lutheran Church Choir. Dorothy enjoyed ceramics and helping her husband on the farm. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the light of her life and she loved their visits.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Darell L. Bortis; infant son, Eldon; son, Danny Bortis; sister and brother-in-law, Verna & Clinton Onken; brother and sister-in-law, Arnold & June Onken; and half-brother and spouse, Armin & Minnie Onken.

Daughter & Spouse:                          
    Charlene & Joe Heckenlively – Hastings, NE
Son & Spouse:                                   
    Dennis & Linda Bortis – Hendersonville, NC
Grandchildren & Spouses:                
    Michael & Ros Heckenlively – Aurora, NE
    Lia & Craig Heckert – Neligh, NE
    John & Gretchen Heckenlively – Gretna, NE
    Matt Bortis – MS
    Larry & Janet Onken – CO
    Elwood & Carole Onken – Glenvil, NE
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