Nicholas Ortiz Sr., 97, died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, in Garden City.
He was born Sept. 10, 1920, in Kingman, to Marcos and Julia Morales Ortiz.
A Garden City resident since 1946, Mr. Ortiz worked at Myers Dairy and was a co-owner of El Conquistador restaurant in Garden City. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
His wife, Mary Louise, whom he married on Feb. 2, 1946, in Garden City, died Jan. 5, 1999. He also was preceded in death by his parents; three sons, Nick Ortiz Jr., Edward Ortiz and Glen Ortiz; and a daughter, Yvonne Ortiz Vasquez.
Survivors include four sons, C. Ernie Ortiz, Clifford D. Ortiz and David M. Ortiz, all of Garden City, and Paul P. Ortiz of Wichita; six daughters, Martha Ortiz Sanchez and Carole Sue Ortiz Ramos, both of Wichita, Diane Ortiz Lucero of Pueblo, Colo., Barbara Jean Ortiz Bowen of Omaha, Neb., Betty Jo Ortiz Herme of Santa Clarita, Calif., and Annette M. Ortiz of Garden City; two brothers, Raymond Ortiz of Kansas City, Kan., and Joe Ortiz of Lincoln; a sister, Natalie Acosta of Wichita; his companion, Lois Townsend of Garden City; 31 grandchildren; and 36 great-grandchildren.
Vigil service will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Dominic Catholic Church, Garden City. Mass of the Resurrection will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church. Graveside committal service will follow at Valley View Cemetery, Garden City, with military honors conducted.
Visitation hours are noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at Price & Sons Funeral Home, Garden City.
Memorials are suggested to Vets for Veterans or the Senior Center of Finney County, both in care of the funeral home, 620 N. Main St., Garden City, KS 67846.