J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home

811 Finley Dr, Albion, MI


Manuel Ortiz

November 8, 1957September 25, 2019

Manuel Ortiz, age 61 of Battle Creek passed away Wednesday, September 25, 2019 in his home. He was born November 8, 1957 in Albion, Michigan the son of Baudelio and Santos (Guzman) Ortiz and they precede him in death.

Also preceding him in death a brother, David Ortiz and sister, Amelia Ortiz.

Manuel had a love for fast cars and anything to do with cars including driving fast. He was a very passionate NASCAR fan, especially about Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Sr. He also was a very hard-worker and enjoyed working outside and working with his hands. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He leaves to cherish his memory his brothers: Joe Ortiz, Domingo Ortiz and Jr. Ortiz, sisters: Gloria Weston and Rosa Vigil and numerous nieces, nephews and many close friends. A memorial service to celebrate Manuel’s life will be held on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 6PM at J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 811 Finley Dr., Albion, MI.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family to be used for funeral expenses.

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  • Memorial Service Tuesday, October 8, 2019


Manuel Ortiz

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Syndi Ames-Tickner

October 5, 2019

I haven't seen nor talked with Manuel a very long time. The greatest memory I have is my daughter Sam just absolutely loved him when she was a baby, if he was in the room that's who she wanted.
My heart goes out to all family and friends during this difficult time.