Alyce M. (Ortman) Anderson, 79, of Milan, passed away early Sunday morning, Aug. 11, 2013, in Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky, after a brief illness.
She was born April 30, 1934, in Sandusky, daughter of the late Frank Wesley and Florence Anne (Burns) Ortman. She was a graduate of Sandusky High School in 1952 and then Bowling Green State University, where she received her bachelors begree in education. She taught school in Sandusky, Vermilion and later in the Perkins Elementary School System at Furry School. She went on to work at Midland Title and later retired from National City Bank (formerly 3rd National Bank) where she worked for many years.
She loved to write and was very proud of being a published author.
She enjoyed fishing, sailing and boating with her late husband, Roy, for many years. In years past, she was a junior sailing instructor at the Sandusky Sailing Club. Alyce and her husband were also founding members of the Ohio Motorpool, Inc. (an affiliate of the Military Vehicle Preservation Association.)
Alyce is survived by a son, Roy W. (Ellen) Anderson of San Jose, Calif.; a daughter, Judy A. (Chris) Routsong, of Milan; three grandsons, Wes Blazer, of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., and Roy G. and John W. Anderson, of San Jose, Calif.; nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy J. Anderson (March 6, 2010); her parents; and two brothers, William and Frank D. "Dave" Ortman.
At her request, cremation has taken place. A "Celebration of Life" for Alyce will be 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, for family and friends at the Sandusky Sailing Club, 742 E. Water St., Sandusky.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Sandusky Sailing Club Race Team or to the "Learn To Sail", Sandusky Junior Sailors, c/o Sandusky Sailing Club, P.O. Box 814, Sandusky, OH 44870 or to Stein Hospice Service, Inc., 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.
Arrangements are entrusted to David F. Koch Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 520 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. Your memories and words of comfort may be expressed to Alyce's family at davidfkoch.com.