Cipriano Ortiz Soto, 71, died Monday, March 13, 2023 at his home in Turpin, Okla.
He was born Oct. 26, 1951 to Rito Ortiz Chavez and Juana Soto Chavez.
He married Tina Romero March 8, 1983. She survives.
He worked for many years as a heavy equipment operator in feedyards.
Survivors also include three sons: Balente Ortiz (Getana), Oklahoma City, Juan Ortiz (Clara), Turpin, Okla., and Nicolas Ortiz, Turpin, Okla.; daughter, Maria Ortiz; three brothers: Elias Ortiz, Fidencio Ortiz, and Rito Ortiz; sister, Belen Ramirez; and nine grandchildren: Tristen Ortiz, Aileen Ortiz, Angelica Melendez, Azael Ortiz, Aryssa Ortiz, Araceli Mendoza, Amairany Ortiz, Jenna Ortiz, and Martin Ortiz.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Agustine Ortiz; sisters, Antonia Melendez, and Lidia Ruiz; and brothers, Simon Ortiz and Humberto Ortiz.
• Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, March 16, 2023 at Hornung Family Funeral Home at 1212 W 2nd Street in Liberal.
Vigil Rosary services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 16, 2023 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church at 1510 N. Calhoun Avenue in Liberal.
Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday, March 17, 2023 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Liberal, with Rev. Augustine Owusu presiding.
Burial will follow at Liberal Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in care of Hornung Family Funeral Home, 1212 W 2nd Street, Liberal, KS 67901.
Condolences may be left at www.hornungfuneralhome.com.