Michael Wendall Ortwein, age 78, of Fort Wright, KY passed away on Sunday, August 11, 2019. He was an avid outdoorsman and was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church. Michael is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Josephine Ortwein (nee Fossitt); sons, Michael Scot Ortwein (Kristy) and Jason Harold Ortwein; grandchildren, Ellin Ortwein and Jackson Scot Ortwein; he is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Michael was preceded in death by his parents and 7 siblings. A visitation will be held on Friday, August 16, 2019 at Blessed Sacrament Church from 9:00 AM until the Mass of Christian Burial begins at 10:00 AM. Burial will immediately follow at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Gary Sinise Foundation P.O. Box 368 Woodland Hills, CA 91365.