John E Dortman

June 29th, 1964 to June 25th, 2023

John Edward Dortman, 58, of Butte, Montana, formerly of Port Huron, died unexpectedly Sunday, June 25, 2023.

John was born June 29, 1964 in Port Huron to John and Catherine (Schrader) Dortman. He was a 1982 graduate of Yale High School. John was self-employed in the construction industry most of his life, operating NuShine Soffit and Siding in Fort Gratiot.

From a young age, John had a love of classic cars, spending many days, nights and weekends working on them with his father and uncles. His first car was a 1955 Chevy, later a 1963 Ford Mustang and his favorite, a 1966 Pontiac Lemans convertible, which he still owned.

John was quick to make friends wherever he went. After relocating to Butte in 2008 and establishing his construction business, Skyline Design, he also operated a food cart called “Cousin Eddie’s Hot Dogs” at numerous festivals in the area, introducing the people of Butte to a Flint style coney dog.

John is survived by his parents, John L. Dortman of Ruby and Catherine Hedberg of Fort Gratiot; his brother, David Dortman of Ruby; nephew, Matthew Dortman of Ruby; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. John’s family also wishes to thank his extended “Butte Family”, particularly Rick & Stacey Anderson and Jim Summers, whose friendships with John through the years were so appreciated.

The family will receive friends from 2-5 PM on Sunday, July 9, 2023 in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider Mid-City Nutrition in Port Huron or Butte Rescue Mission in Montana.

Burial will be in Kinney Cemetery, Clyde Township.

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