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Visitation

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
Saturday January 22nd, 2022
11:30am - 12:30pm

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Recitation of the Rosary

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
Saturday January 22nd, 2022
12:30pm - 1:00pm

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Funeral Mass

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
Saturday January 22nd, 2022
1:00pm

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Interment Following Funeral Mass

Hondo Cemetery
Saturday January 22nd, 2022

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Danny G. Ortega

Danny G. Ortega, age 57, of Hondo, Texas, passed away on January 17, 2022, in Hondo, Texas. Danny was born in Castroville, Texas on June 27, 1964, to Guadalupe and Jose M. Ortega.


Danny is preceded in death by his son: Alejandro Ortega; father: Jose M. Ortega; brother: Coach Joe Ortega; grandparents: Antonio and Luisa Ramirez, and Felix and Refugia Ortega.

Danny is survived by his loving wife: Christine Ortega; sons: Estefan Ortega, Nicholas Ortega (Cassie), Antonio Ortega (Katherine); daughter: Miranda Ortega; mother: Guadalupe Romero (Fred); sisters: Elida Ortega, and Margarita Wiley (David); numerous nieces and nephews, and numerous godchildren.

A visitation will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. followed by recitation of the rosary at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, January 22, 2022, at St. John’s Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will take place at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 22, 2022, at St. John’s Catholic Church, followed by interment at Hondo Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Hondo Funeral Home.


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Guestbook

My condolences Christine & your family, may Danny rest in peace. God bless you!

Javier Montanez Jun 27 2022 9:15 AM

My deepest condolences to Danny Ortega family!

Mary Soliz Jan 22 2022 3:00 PM

Please accept my condolences for the passing of your husband and father.

Danny was like a brother to me when I was younger, and over the past few years we reignited our friendship. Danny and I went to a weekend Catholic Youth retreat in 1979 together. The Holy Spirit moved in both of us during that experience, and it created a bond that endured throughout our friendship. Every time we spoke or got together we re-experienced that bond that had been formed at that Youth retreat so many years ago. Danny and I were one of only three people who attended CCD together through our senior year together. He was very grounded in his faith.

Danny was a good man. He was one of the funniest guys I've ever met, with an infectious giggle while he told his jokes or stories that would make you laugh all by itself. We also shared a love of music, mostly hard rock, in high school. A few years ago he burned a flash drive for me with about 1,000 songs on it. Danny loved music. He managed his father in law's mariachi band for awhile. It was then that he told me, "Let me tell you, it's a long way to the top if you want to mariachi," making a play on words from a song by one of our old favorite bands, AC/DC, who had a song entitled, "It's a long way to the top if you want to rock and roll."

Danny was heavily involved in prison ministry the past decade or more, a testimony to his love for the Lord and his sense of service to his fellow man. I think this typifies the kind of man Danny was.

Most of our recent interaction was over the telephone. We would speak every few months, typically for an hour or more, and I always got off the phone begrudgingly (and I am usually not a fan of long phone calls). He loved his wife and kids and would brag on them when we spoke. When His son joined the Air Force, where I spent a full career, he was the proudest Papa on the planet.

I'll miss Danny and our occasional phone calls and visits when I'm in Hondo. To be sure, he was far from perfect, but thankfully that's not a requirement for salvation, and he would want me to tell you that. He was a man of faith who did his best to raise his family and minister to those around him. His faith undergirded who he was and permeated through his life. I know now he is enjoying a new life with our Lord and Savior. Hopefully he'll put in a good word for me in his typical humorous style and get a laugh out of Jesus while he's doing it.

I am sorry for your loss. Life will certainly not be the same without him to make it more enjoyable. He always saw the humor in everything. Je was kind. He was loveable. He leaves a huge hole in your lives, but I know he'll be waiting for you in heaven.

Curt Van De Walle Jan 22 2022 11:53 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Danny Ortega

Daphne Alvarado Jan 22 2022 10:05 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Danny Ortega

The Muniz Family Jan 21 2022 7:33 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Danny Ortega

Stephanie Muniz Jan 21 2022 6:53 PM

Cousin Danny you will be dearly missed 🙏

Josie Ramirez Harris Jan 21 2022 5:56 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Danny Ortega

Daniel Ortega Jan 21 2022 1:32 PM

Danny, you will be dearly missed by all the KOLBE Prison Ministry brothers and sisters. We will miss you helping out at the Torres Unit. You were always willing to step in and you were my 'go-to' guy whenever we needed something last minute.
Thanks for the phone calls and always being a wonderful friend my brother. May the family have peace and comfort during this difficult time and may God always keep you near his heart.

Anthony Marroquin Jan 21 2022 11:57 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Danny Ortega

Anthony Marroquin Jan 21 2022 11:51 AM

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