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Samuel Ortley


December 20, 2018

Samuel Ortley

May 12, 1969 - Monday, December 17, 2018

Service Information

Sports Complex, Naytahwaush, MN

Monday, December 24, 2018

11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information

Sports Complex, Naytahwaush, MN

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Beginning at 5 PM

Samuel Bud Ortley Sr., “Anamiaa Jiigish Cade” (He prays by the fire) journeyed to the Spirit World on Monday, December 17, 2018 at Sanford Health in Fargo, North Dakota. He was born on May 12, 1969 in Park Rapids, Minnesota the son of Sam Roberts and Sylvia Ortley.

Samuel went to school in Park Rapids, Minnesota. He worked a lot of different jobs when he was younger, but his passion and expertise was cooking. Sam could make anything, but his fried chicken was the best you ever had. He was employed at Shooting Star Casino in the Whispering Winds Restaurant and The Smoke Restaurant as a cook and in maintenance at the Sports Complex.

Samuel enjoyed many things, cooking, playing horse shoes, cards, listening to music, fishing and going out on the Pontoon. He would take his family out on the lake all day long. He tried Ricing a few times, but didn’t like being in the small canoe. Samuel’s children were his world. He enjoyed spending time with his family. His nieces and nephews loved him very much always having a big hug for them.

Survived by his significant other: Karen Townsend; children: Sam Ortley Jr., Drucilla Ortley, and Nona Leise Clark; grandchildren: Leenah and Lylah Townsend; mother: Sylvia Ortley; aunt: JoAnn Ortley; mother-in-law: Nona Townsend; brothers: Greg Blue, James Ortley, Chris Clark, Brian Clark, John Townsend, Kevin Clark; sisters: Nancy Navarro, Lisa Ortley, Stephanie Ortley, Teresa Ortley, Andrea Ortley, Betty Oppegard, Sharon Porter, Melissa Clark, and Margaret Townsend; many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and extended family.

Preceded in death by father: Sam Roberts; sons: Deon Ortley, Tyler Townsend; daughter-in-law: Danielle Hanks; uncles: Frank Ortley, Steven Ortley and David Ortley; sisters: Florence Eischens, Louise Ortley and

Leona Ortley.

Interment at St. Anne’s Cemetery in Naytahwaush, Minnesota


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