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James Mork(1922 - 2013)

James Mork

Berlin, WI

Formerly of Manning

James R. Mork, age 90, died at Patriot Place in Berlin, WI, on March 21, 2013. James, son of Nels and Dagmar (Rosenkilde) Mork was born on July 6, 1922, in Audubon County, IA, and is a 1940 graduate of Valley High School.

James served as an airplane engine mechanic in the Army Air Corp from 1942 to 1946, primarily in the China-Burma-India Theater.

James married Ruth Davis on September 5, 1948, at the Methodist Church in Menlo, IA. They farmed at Menlo and Elk Horn, settling in Manning in 1958. Jim was a member of the Manning First United Methodist Church.

James was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth. He is survived by a daughter, Denise (Gordon) Smith of Indianola; a son, Lynn (Pam) Mork, of Berlin, WI; four grandchildren, Kristine Smith; Brad Smith; Erik (Dana)Mork; and Laura Mork (Zach) Sheline; and a great-grandchild, Landon Mork; also a Brazilian son, Abram Kirszenwurcel and family.

A Memorial/Celebration of Life service will be held in Manning in the late spring. Memorials will be given to Agnesian Hospice (Green Lake County, WI) and for a scholarship at IKM-Manning High School.


Published in Des Moines Register on Mar. 31, 2013
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