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Obituary: Elmer "Al" Bortnem - KRTV News in Great Falls, Montana

Obituary: Elmer "Al" Bortnem

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Elmer B. “Al” Bortnem of Great Falls, went home to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 5, 2017, of natural causes at Peace Hospice. 

A graveside service will be held Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Highland Cemetery. 

Schnider Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Al was born on November 20, 1932 in Colman, South Dakota, to Alfred B. Bortnem and Anna Martha (Leum) Bortnem. 

He joined an older brother, Joe and sister Alvina. 

He was born on a Sunday which earned him his first nickname of “Sonny.” 

He and his siblings enjoyed growing up on their farm outside Dell Rapids, South Dakota, until the untimely death of their father when Al was only 11.  

To read the complete obituary and share condolences, visit the Schnider Funeral Home website

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