May 15th, 1976 – Thursday, March 20, 2008
Community Center in Old Agency
Monday, March 24th, 2008
Jeremy James Ortley, of Lawrence, Kansas & formerly of Sisseton, South Dakota journeyed to the Spirit World on Thursday, March 20, 2008 at The Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Lawrence, Kansas at the age of 31.
He was born on May 15, 1976 in Aberdeen, South Dakota the son of Silas Ortley Jr. and Diane (Elmer) Zahn. Jeremy left for Haskell Indian College in Lawrence, Kansas, where he met the love of his life Tracy Pargeets of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Jeremy & Tracy are expecting a child June 30th, 2008.
Jeremy was involved in the Oyate Club, a student volunteer and a student facilitator for new comers. He was also employed at The Dakota Magic Casino on summer breaks and made many friends there. He enjoyed watching the Chicago Cubs and the Bears and also playing dominos when he came home. Jeremy is a godparent to Chris & Patty Olaes’ children and also to Summer and Javier’s children. Jeremy adored his little brother Zachary.
He is survived by his parents: Silas Ortley Jr. of Browns Valley, Minnesota, Diane (Elmer) Zahn of Aberdeen, South Dakota; Felicia Ortley (aunt) of Browns Valley, Minnesota; sisters: Kelly Monichen & Rebecca Young both of Aberdeen, South Dakota, Desirae Ortley of Peever, South Dakota and Danielle Ortley of Sacramento, California; brothers: Jarrod Mouseau of Peever, South Dakota, Jeremy Mouseau of Browns Valley, Minnesota and Zachary Ortley of Browns Valley, Minnesota; fiancé Tracy Pargeets and their unborn child; extended family: Summer’s family, Kelley Demarrias, Erik Ortley, MistyBlue Ortley, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews many other relatives and friends who loved him and will miss him very much! Preceded in death by grandparents: Lawrence Arthurs, LaNore Knutson, Silas Ortley Sr. and Rosalie Ortley.
Funeral services for Jeremy James Ortley was held on Monday, March 24th at 10:00 A.M. at The Community Center in Old Agency Village, South Dakota.
Pastor Jerome Renville officiated.
Special music was provided by Butch Felix.
Interment Ascension Presbyterian Cemetery in rural Peever, South Dakota.
An all night wake was held on Sunday, March 23rd beginning at 7:00 P.M. at the Community Center.
Honorary Casket Bearers were sisters: Rebecca Young, Desirae Ortley and Danielle Ortley, brother: Jarrod Mouseau & extended family, Marty Chima, Joe Chima, JD Uppal, Javier Arteaga & all friends and relatives.
Casket Bearers were Zachary, John & Erik Ortley, Kelly Moinichen, Chris Olaes, Jeremy Mosseau, MistyBlue Ortley, Summer Ortley and Kelley DeMarrias.