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Obituary for Virgil M Ortiz

Virgil Manuel Ortiz , 81 , of Garden City, Kansas died Tuesday January 22, 2019 in Garden City, Kansas. He was born in Walsenburg, Colorado on November 25, 1937 the son of Benjamin and Theresa Ortiz.

Virgil was born, raised and graduated from High School in Walsenburg, Colorado. In 1959 he married Patricia Smith and they went on to have three children, Ben, Peggy, and Virgil Manuel Ortiz, Jr. He worked for Palmer Manufacturing for many years. His hobbies included fishing and spending time with his family and beloved Chihuahua, Gwen.

He was preceded in death by his Wife-Patricia; Son-Virgil Manuel Ortiz, Jr.; Brothers-Eddie & Ben Ortiz & Parents-Benjamin and Theresa Ortiz.

Survivors include his children Ben (Iva) Ortiz of Garden City; Peggy Raub of Leoti; 7 Grandchildren; 14 Great Grandchildren and 1 Great Great Grandchild.

A Graveside Service will be held at a later date. Family suggest memorials to the Finney County Humane Society In Care of Garnand Funeral Home. Condolences may be posted at

Arrangements by: Garnand Funeral Home, 412 N. 7th St., Garden City, Ks. 67846