Kenneth L. Ortlieb Jr.

October 30, 2012  

Kenneth L. Ortlieb Jr., 48, of Blue Street, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, at his home, under the care of his family and Lewis County Hospice. 

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., with Rev. Bruce W. Chapman, retired Methodist minister, officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Martinsburg Cemetery. Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at the funeral home.

Born Nov. 16, 1963, in Lowville, a son of Kenneth L. and Betty Jantzi Ortlieb, he graduated from Lowville Academy and Central School in 1981, and enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. Kenny served in the Marine Corps from 1981 – 1985, and then served in the U.S. National Guard and Army Reserves, retiring from the Reserves after 20 years of service. 

He married Deborah S. Fuller on Oct. 15, 1988, at Lowville United Methodist Church, with Rev. Brad Hunt officiating. 

Mr. Ortlieb worked for Fibermark in Lowville for the past 17 years.

He was a member of the Lowville American Legion Post #162, and Lewis County Marine Corps League Detachment #754. He was a member of Cedars Golf Course, and bowled for the Towpath Inn Bowling Team at Lewis Lanes.

Mr. Ortlieb enjoyed golf and bowling, fishing and spending time with his family. 

Kenny was a fan of the Buffalo Bills football team.

Surviving are his wife, Deb; four children, Duncan Ortlieb and his fiancé, Briana Parker; Megan Ortlieb and her friend, Patrick Myers; Shane Ortlieb and Tasha Ortlieb, all at home; his parents, Kenneth L. Sr. and Betty Ortlieb of Denmark; three brothers, Wayne Ortlieb and his companion, Edna Hyman of Beaver Falls; Todd and Marcia Ortlieb of Lowville; Brian and Katey Ortlieb of Black Hawk, SD; two sisters, Lori and Dwight Seymour of Watertown; Rhonda and Steve Carpenter, Sherburne, N.Y.; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Contributions may be made to Friends of Lewis County Hospice, P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367.

Condolences may be made online at

Information provided by Iseneker Funeral Home of Lowville and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.