Obituary: Eric W. Orten

April 7, 1943 – January 26, 2021

Eric W. Orten, 77, formerly of Bedford, passed away at Core Nursing Home in Syracuse, Indiana.

He was born April 7, 1943, in Kentucky to Ernest and Mammie Orten.
He was of the Baptist faith and worked as an auto mechanic.

Surviving to cherish Eric’s memory are his daughters, Rhonda Waggoner, Carolyn Rollins, and Rebecca Larkin; 14 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one sister, Dorothy Gilkey; and one half-brother, Timothy Orten.

Eric was preceded in death by his parents; three daughters, Jennifer Garza and two in infancy; two brothers, Harold Orten and Jerry Orten; and two sisters, Martha Wellman and Betty Graff.

Cremation was chosen and there will be no further services at this time.

Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes has been entrusted with Eric’s care.

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