A private family memorial service for Merlyn E. "Mort" Mortensen will be held at a later date.
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Merlyn Mortensen was born Jan. 19, 1938 in Audubon to Elmer and Lorene Andersen Mortensen. He passed away peacefully Jan. 27, 2010 with his family by his side.
He enjoyed a successful career in sales but his true passion was in the years spent helping others as a volunteer EMT and firefighter in both Altoona and Ankeny, Iowa.
Preceding him in death were his parents; a brother, Darrell and a daughter, Vicki.
Mort is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Helen; sons: Vince (Lorrey) and Vaughn (Nancy), daughters Pam and Pat (Barry); an aunt Ethel Nelson; a brother Dale (Pat); his beloved grandchildren, Mandy, Sarah, Dan, Brea, Jenna and several great-grandchildren.
He will be deeply missed and forever loved by his family and friends, of which there were many as Mort never met a stranger.
His family asks that you consider donations to Alzheimers research or your local hospice organization in memory of Mort.
Published in AUDUBON COUNTY ADVOCATE JOURNAL on Feb. 19, 2010