The owner of Ortman Meat Processing in Winamac passed away Monday in Pulaski Memorial Hospital. James R. Ortman, with his wife Mary,
have owned the business for 23 years as well as Prairie Moon Orchard in Francesville.
Ortman won many awards for his products. He was a member of the Indiana Meat Packers Association and a Director and Chairman of the Cured Meat Show. Jim had lived in Winamac since 1962 and when he was 13, he was adopted by George and Ann Ortman.
Frain Mortuary in Winamac is in charge of the services, which will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. ET at the funeral home.