Jack H. Ort, Jr., 55, of Niles, passed away at his residence on Sunday, November 25, 2018, of natural causes.
He was born on August 23, 1963, in Niles to Jack and Priscilla (Laudenslager) Ort.
Jack was a 1981 graduate of Niles High School and on October 13, 1984, Jack married his high school sweetheart, Roberta Dircks. He worked as an iron worker for the Iron Workers Local 292, until recently, when his health no longer allowed. Jack’s world revolved around his family, especially his children. He coached Cal Ripken baseball for many years, including taking a group to the World Series. He also spent many years coaching basketball for the Brandywine Midget League and many years coaching Optimist Soccer. In his free time, Jack enjoyed being on the golf course and could be found building or remodeling something, all the time. Jack always greeted you with a, “GO BLUE” when he saw you.
He is preceded in death by his father, Jack H. Ort, Sr. and father-in-law, Richard Dircks, Sr.
Jack is survived by his wife, Roberta Ort of Niles; his children; Monty (Ashley) Ort of Niles, Taylor Ort of Niles and Rachael Ort (Derek Green) of Cassopolis; his mother, Priscilla Ort of Niles, his siblings; Debbie (Steve) Shoemaker of Niles, Rhonda (Barry) Nichols of Niles and Greg (Stephanie) Ort of South Carolina; his mother-in-law, Sharon Dircks of Niles; brother-in-law’s, Rick (Louise) Dircks of Arizona and Randy (Kathy) Dircks of New Hampshire; as well as a host of nieces, nephews and countless lives he touched.
A time of visitation will be held on Friday, November 30, 2018, at Brown Funeral Home in Niles from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. His family will gather for a private funeral service and interment at Mission Hills Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Brown Funeral Home, 521 E. Main Street, Niles, Michigan 49120.