Obit: Mortenson, Carol J. (1928 - 2003)

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----Source: Clark County Press, Wednesday, December 24, 2003

Carol J. Mortenson

Carol Mortenson, age 75, of Hatfield, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003, at her son’s residence in Alma Center.

Carol Joy Mortenson was born on December 5, 1928 in Wisconsin, the daughter of Harry and Christine (Johnson) Hansen. She attended country elementary schools in Dells Dam, Meadow View, and Shortville, and graduated from Neillsville High School in 1946. She was united in marriage to Robert R. Mortenson on Sept. 11, 1948 in Neillsville.

Carol worked at the Memorial Medical Center in Neillsville for 13 years. She drove a school bus for the Neillsville School District for 18 years. She taught cake decorating through the Eau Claire Technical College in Neillsville, Granton, and Loyal for 19 years. She worked at Prock’s North Side Grocery Store for many years and also, in Hatfield, at the Inwood, the 4 in 1, and Deerview.

Carol and Robert lived in Shortville until 1985, and the Hatfield area ever since. Robert died on May 29, 1993.

Carol was a member of the United Church of Christ in Neillsville, and a longtime member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She liked to hunt and snowmobile. She had battled cancer since 1985.

She is survived by three sons, Robert D. (Kathy) Mortenson, Tom (Renee) Mortenson, both of Neillsville, and Doug (Bonnie) Mortenson of Alma Center; one daughter, Christine Wren (Larry Levigne) of Allenton; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Pearl Prock of Neillsville, Belle Imig of Fairchild, Evelyn Walker of Rice Lake, and Lila Dobbs of Florida; one brother, Leland (Marjorie Garbisch) Hansen of Neillsville, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a daughter Colleen; her parents; three brothers, and four sisters.

Funeral services for Carol were held Tuesday, Dec. 23, at the United Church of Christ in Neillsville. Pastor James Mohr officiated. Interment was in the Town of Levis Cemetery.

Casket bearers were Gary Grace, Chuck Kaufman, Kurt Kaufman, Jerry LaPorte, Earl Pretch, and Nate Vandeburg.

The Gesche Funeral Home assisted Carol’s family with funeral arrangements.

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Wednesday, December 24, 2003 edition of the Tribune - Record - Gleaner

Carol Mortenson

Carol J. Mortenson, 75, Hatfield, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003, at her son’s residence in Alma Center. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 23, at the United Church of Christ, Neillsville. The Rev. James Mohr officiated. Music was provided by Deon Spangler, organist, and Roni Kaczor-Smith, soloist. Burial was in the Town of Levis Cemetery. Pallbearers were Gary Grace, Chuck Kaufman, Kurt Kaufman, Jerry LaPorte, Earl Pretch, and Nate Vandeburg.

Carol Joy Mortenson was born on Dec. 5, 1928, in Wisconsin, to Harry and Christine (nee Johnson) Hansen. She attended country elementary schools in Dells Dam, Meadow View, and Shortville, and graduated from Neillsville High School in 1946. She married Robert R. Mortenson on Sept. 11, 1948 in Neillsville. She worked at the Memorial Medical Center in Neillsville for 13 years. She drove school bus for the Neillsville School District for 18 years. She taught cake decorating through the Eau Claire Technical College in Neillsville, Granton, and Loyal for 19 years. She worked at Prock’s North Side Grocery Store for many years and also, in Hatfield, at the Inwood, the 4 in 1, and Deerview. She and her husband lived in Shortville until 1985, and the Hatfield area since. She was a member of the United Church of Christ, Neillsville, and a longtime member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Her interests included hunting and snowmobiling. She had battled cancer since 1985.

Survivors include three sons, Robert D. (Kathy) Mortenson, Neillsville, Tom (Renee) Mortenson, Neillsville, and Doug (Bonnie) Mortenson, Alma Center; one daughter, Christine (Larry Levigne) Wren, Allenton; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Pearl Prock, Neillsville, Belle Imig, Fairchild, Evelyn Walker, Rice Lake, and Lila Dobbs, Florida; one brother, Leland (Marjorie Garbisch) Hansen, Neillsville; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her husband; a daughter Colleen; her parents; three brothers, and four sisters.

Memorials may be directed to the Hospice Program of the Black River Memorial Hospital, 711 W. Adams Street, Black River falls, WI 54615.

The Gesche Funeral Home, Neillsville, assisted the family with funeral arrangements.

 

 


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