Paul A. Ortega

Posted 9/20/21

MENDOTA - Paul A. Ortega, 68, of Mendota passed away Sept. 19, 2021 at his home.

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Paul A. Ortega


MENDOTA - Paul A. Ortega, 68, of Mendota passed away Sept. 19, 2021 at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 24 at Faith Church, Peru with Rev. Steve Adamson officiating. Burial will be at Restland Cemetery, Mendota. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 23 at the Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota.

Paul was born June 4, 1953 in Canon City, Colo. to Rueben M. and Minnie C. (Orozco) Ortega.

Survivors include his wife, Quana Ortega of Mendota; two sisters, Christine M. Ferrell of Hillsboro, Tenn. and Carmen A. (Steve) Olsen of Sheffield; three sons, Chet A. (Jessica) Ortega of Spring Valley, Jared L. Ortega and Travis Ortega, both of Mendota; and three grandchildren, Andrea Mae Ortega, Neil Evan Ortega and Nicholas Favre Ortega.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Reuben Aley Ortega, Jr.; one daughter, Andrea Jo Ortega; and his wife, Lora (Freeman) Ortega.

Paul retired from Ridley Feed in 2018 where he loyally worked for 44 years beside a group of men and women he considered family. He faithfully served on the sound team at Faith Assembly of God, Peru. Above all things, he was his grandchildren’s greatest cheerleader. He loved his Sip n’ Snack, coffee, Green Bay Packers, Boston Celtics and most of all he loved his boys. In his last years he reunited with his first love, aka grandma Quana Simpson “Quan Quan.”

Memorials may be directed to the family. Online condolences may be left at