Ortrun K. Logan

1944 - 2022


Ortrun K. Logan, 78, of Kalona, formerly of Santa Cruz do Sul, RS, Brazil, died Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at her home in Kalona, following a yearlong health struggle.  A private family burial will be held, and a celebration of her life will be held later this spring. A memorial fund has been established for the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, Sanibel, Florida. Condolences and donations can be sent to the Peterseim Funeral Home, PO Box 81, Kalona, Iowa, 52247.

Ortrun Klara (Flach) Logan was born March 18, 1944, in Greiz, Germany, the daughter of Karl and Ilse (Leonhardt) Flach. She was united in marriage to Marlan Logan on March 1, 1969, at East Union Mennonite Church. She was a homemaker and was involved in many humanitarian efforts involving special education in Brazil.

Ortrun was a talented golfer, winning the South American Senior Ladies Championship, and was a member of the Brazilian Golf Association and the local golf association.  Marlan and Ortrun lived in Brazil from 1974 until moving back to Kalona in December of 2019.

She loved being by the ocean and had a passion for “shelling”, collecting shells to support the ocean environment, and had an extensive collection.  

Survivors include her husband: Marlan of Kalona; daughter: Inga (Matthew) McCarthy of Rockport, Mass.; son: Dirk Logan of Kalona; two grandsons: Prescott and Eben McCarthy; her brother: Albrecht (Maria) Flach of Hildesheim, Germany; and her sister Gunde: (Manfred) Kauffman of Hamburg, Germany.

Preceding Ortrun in death were her parents; and her nephew: Benjamin.