Moeller Funeral Home
104 Roosevelt Road
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 462-0535
 Kosanke Funeral Home
105 East Indiana Avenue
Kouts, IN  46347
(219) 766-2224
Wanatah Funeral Chapel
309 North Main Street
Wanatah, IN  46390
(219) 733-2313
Angelcrest Cemetery
Highway 49 and 600 North
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 531-8690

Robert Brett Bortell, 65 of Valparaiso, passed away Saturday, September 22, 2018.  He was born October 30, 1952 in Chicago to Donald Robert and Elizabeth (Benson) Bortell.  Brett graduated from Chicago Vocational School and proudly served in the United States Marine Corps in the Vietnam War.  He made his career as an Electrician at Arcelor Mittal Steel, LTV Steel, and Republic Steel.  He was a member of Liberty Bible Church and the American Legion Post 502 in South Haven.  Brett enjoyed reading, watching movies, and was a member of AA, celebrating 30 years of sobriety, and serving as a mentor to many others in the group.  Brett will be dearly missed.  Brett is survived by his daughter, Aubrey (Ryan) Handley of Valparaiso; grandchildren: Adam, Amber, and Blake; siblings: Wade (Myrna) Bortell of FL, Abe (Mary) Bortell of FL, Libby (Bill) Sanders of Valparaiso, Donna (Paul) Johnson of Valparaiso, Phyllis (Gerald) Scheff of Portage; and many loving nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Diane Cutlip, and brother, David Bortell.
A visitation will be held on Friday, September 28, 2018 from 3:00 – 7:00 PM at Moeller Funeral Home, 104 Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso.  The funeral will begin at 10:30 AM on Saturday at the funeral home, with entombment to follow at Graceland Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army.

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