Jacob Brandon Ortman, 21, Fishers, died on Friday, April 27, 2012 near the Morgan-Monroe State Forest as a result of a motorcycle accident.
Born September 2, 1990, in Noblesville, he was the beloved son of Zach and Missy Ortman.
He graduated in 2009 from Fishers High School where he was an honor roll student and named student of the month on several occasions. He was attending IUPUI at the time of his death.
He loved working on his truck and motorcycle, and had a talent for fixing things and learning how they worked. He would spend hours with his father working on anything mechanical. He also loved riding his motorcycle, hanging out with his friends and taking vacations with his family. He was a very kind, thoughtful and appreciative young man. He was raised to be polite and respectful to others, and had a special gentleness with animals. He loved his walks with Roscoe and Daisy. Even though he could be quiet and reserved when first met, his smile could light up a room. He could also be very funny, and was known to play practical jokes on the unsuspecting. He was blessed with an artistic and creative ability.
Surviving are his parents, Melissa (Cook) Ortman and Randy Pinkston, Fishers, and Zachary and Tina Ortman, Cicero; his younger brother Parker Ortman, Fishers; stepbrother Zack Quinn and stepsister, McKinzi Quinn, both of Cicero; his grandparents, Mick and Betty Ortman and Marian Cook, all of Kokomo; his aunts and uncles, Cindy and Chris Meyer, Lafayette, Jeff and Debbie Ortman, Kokomo, Brad Ortman, Peru, Greg and Mindy Ortman, Lafayette, Timm and Nancy Ortman, Carmel, Scot and Lisa Ortman, Bringhurst, Greg Cook and Becky (Huff) Cook, Franklin, and Mike Cook, Cutler; cousins Tracie Sloss and Jamie, Ben, Rachel, Meg, David, Alec, Benal, Nikki, Tori, Audrey, Cole, Brookelynn, Tyler and Hannah Ortman, Jason, Ryun, Andrea, Casey and Cory Cook, Jennifer Ritchey and Marissa Baxter. He was preceded in death by grandfather, Keith Cook, and cousins Karlee Ortman and Justin Cook.
We are grateful for the gift of Jake’s presence in our lives, and ask for your prayers that we will have the strength to endure without him.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1229 N. Washington St., with the Rev. Fr. Ted Dudzinski officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery. Friends are invited to call from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Shirley & Stout Funeral Homes & Crematory, Lincoln Road Chapel, 1315 West Lincoln Road. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hamilton County or Kokomo Humane Society. Envelopes will be available. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.stoutandson.com