John Frank Fortman, 25, Hillsboro, ND, died Saturday, September 12, 2009 at the Hillsboro Medical Center, Hillsboro, ND.
John Frank Fortman was born on November 15, 1983 in Mayville, ND to Lynn and Shirley Fortman. He grew up in Plummer, MN. John was baptized and confirmed at the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Plummer. He later moved to Cummings, ND with his family and attended Central Valley High School.
John began working with Thompson Construction in 1999. He did this for about 7 years while making his home in Hillsboro with his two sons Rilee and James. In 2006 he went to work for ABC Seamless. John continued his construction career in 2008 with Sterling. He also branched out on his own and did some contracting on the weekends.
John loved the great outdoors. In his spare time he liked to hunt, fish, snowmobile, and spend time with his family and friends.
John is survived by his sons, Rilee and James of Hillsboro, ND; his parents, Lynn and Shirley Fortman of Climax, MN; his sister, Jenny Fortman of Cummings, ND; his brother, J.R. Fortman of Devils Lake, ND; his stepsister, Debbie (Keith) Pierson of Grand Forks, ND; his two stepbrothers, Tim (Diane) Fortman of Fisher, MN; Jason (Lori) Fortman of Erskine, MN; and 6 nieces and 2 nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Theone.
The Funeral Service for John will be Friday, September 18, 2009 at 1:00pm at St. John Lutheran, Hillsboro, ND with visitation 1 hour before the service. There will be Visitation at Wildeman Funeral Home, Hillsboro from 4:00-7:00pm on Thursday, September 17th. Burial will be held at Riverside Cemetery in Hillsboro, ND.
Arrangements entrusted to Wildeman Funeral Home, Hillsboro, ND