Arlene Ortgies

Born on Oct 13, 1937
Departed on Feb 8, 2020

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Arlene Anne Ortgies, 82, of Cedar Rapids, passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics following a sudden illness.  Memorial service will be held on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 11am at the Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories with a 1 hour visitation prior to service, inurnment to follow.  

Arlene was born on October 13, 1937 in Wayne Township Jones County, Iowa the daughter of Roy and Flossie (Weighels) Allen.  She graduated from Anamosa High School and married Larry on June 5, 1955.  Arlene worked many years at the Grand Lodge of Iowa and then Acne Graphics.  She frequently had lunch with her high school class members and former coworkers.  Arlene enjoyed getting together with her many life long friends.  Her passion was animals; especially her beloved dogs.  

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Francis Allen.  

Arlene is survived by her husband Larry S. Ortgies; a son, Cal (Kandy) Ortgies; two grandchildren, Chris (Katie) Ortgies and Sean (Kelsey) Ortgies; four great-grandchildren, George, Prudence, Frederick, James; and her beloved dog, Joey.  

Our family is fortunate for the care she received in the Palliative Care Unit and Hospice Unit at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. 

In lieu of flowers please direct memorials to the Cedar Valley Humane Society.