Kenneth Allen Ortiz, 57, of Crookston, MN passed away on November 22, 2022, at Sanford West in Fargo, ND.
Ken was born on November 24, 1964, in San Antonio, TX, to Adelaida “Ann” Ortiz. Ken grew up and attended school in Karnes City, TX. He enlisted in the US Army in 1984 and was honorably discharged in 1989. After moving to Crookston, Ken worked for Crystal Sugar, Lake Agassiz Bean Company, and most recently was employed as a custodian at Crookston High School. Ken was a good mechanic and loved working outside. He was a man who couldn’t sit still; he was always on the go. He had a special place in his heart for his 3 grandchildren.
Ken Ortiz is survived by his mother Adelaida “Ann” Ortiz of Victoria, TX; children: Rolando Ortiz of Victoria, TX; Marissa Ortiz of Karnes City, TX; 3 grandchildren; and Aunt, Anna Anaya of San Antonio, TX. He was preceded in death by his uncle Louie Anaya, and grandparents Aurora and Pedro Ortiz.
A prayer service for Kenneth Ortiz will be held at 5:30 p.m., Monday, December 12, 2022, at the Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home in Crookston with The Rev. David Baumgartner, presiding. Visitation with the family will be from 4:00 p.m. until the service. Inurnment will take place in Texas at a later date. The service will be livestreamed by going to Kenneth’s obituary page at www.stenshoelhouske.com and clicking on the prompt to view.