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Ormonde Richard Frank Beltz, 91, of Fort Scott, passed away Saturday evening, Oct. 25, 2014 at the Guest Home Estates in Fort Scott. He was born Aug. 30, 1923 in Newman Grove, Neb., the son of August and Cordula Willamine (Pose) Beltz. He was the second of six children, and a life-long member of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. His family relocated to the Kansas City, Mo. area during the Great Depression.
He was a dedicated family man who married Carolyn Lucille Sagaser Aug. 29, 1943 in Kansas City, Mo. Ormonde was one of the final surviving WWII veterans in the area. He served in the United States Army, 44th Infantry, in the European Theatre, and was awarded the Silver Star for valor and bravery. After the war, he and Carolyn lived in Kansas City, where he worked as an auto body and fender repairman. Ormonde and Carolyn have four children: Ronald, Cynthia, Mark, and Elisa. They relocated to the Fulton, Kan. area in 1950, where he owned and operated a dairy farm.
Ormonde is survived by his wife of 71 years, Carolyn, of Fort Scott, Kan.; his four children, Ronald Beltz and wife Linda, Cynthia Cooley, Mark Beltz and wife Sharon, all of Fort Scott, and Elisa McKay and husband John of Mission Hills, Kan.; his eldest sister, LaVaughn Hotchkin of Independence, Mo.; seven grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Verna Bell C. Richardson; and three brothers, Myron Dale Beltz, Lewellyn Warren Beltz, and Arland Lawrence Beltz.
Pastor Steven Sweyko will conduct funeral services at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Fort Scott with burial following at the Fort Scott National Cemetery under the direction of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening, Oct. 29, 2014, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Food 4 Summer children’s lunch program and left in the care of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall Street, PO Box 309, Fort Scott, KS 66701. Condolences may be emailed to expressions@konantz-cheney.com.

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