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Perry John Mortenson, 82, passed away May 14, 2017. Perry was born October 31, 1934. He was the youngest of six siblings. Son of John and Hilda Mortenson from Hogarty, Wisconsin. Perry and his wife Patricia lived and raised their children in Schofield, Wisconsin. Currently they resided in Merrill.

Perry’s life reflects family, fun and hard work. He cherished his wife, loved his children and grandchildren. Perry and Patricia were wed June 23, 1956. Last year they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. As a father and grandfather he was always involved in his kids and grandkids lives. He enjoyed attending all the activities they were involved in and marveled at their every achievement.

Perry was “left handed.” He wasn’t shy to let people know he was in his “right mind.” He put thousands of miles on his snowmobiles, put more than just a few venison steaks on the grill and provided a few fish fry’s. As a youth he raced saddled horses. Whatever the activities he participated in he was always surrounded by friends. Perry truly loved life.
Perry began his work career hauling gravel and driving truck at the ripe old age of 16. He sold and delivered soda pop for Nesbitt’s Bottling Company. He worked in the tire industry for almost 50 years. First with South Side Tire and then retiring from Pomp’s Tire Service.

Perry is survived by his wife, Patricia, sister Brydine Chrudimski, a son Jay Mortenson his wife Leslie (Stebbins), a daughter Amy Cywinski her husband William Cywinski, four grandchildren MaKayla Cywinski, Melissa Mortenson, Tanner Cywinski, and Jared Mortenson. His self-proclaimed bestest oldest grand daughter, bestest youngest grand daughter, bestest oldest grandson and bestest youngest grandson.

A Funeral Service will be held Friday, May 19, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 6205 Alderson Street, Weston. The Rev. Raymond Connor will officiate. Visitation will be held Thursday, May 18 2017 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Brainard Funeral Home- Everest Chapel, 5712 Memorial Court, Weston and again from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church on Friday. A luncheon will follow at the church with burial to follow in Aniwa, WI.

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  1. Hayley Cramer

    05/15/2017 at 10:57 am

    Mortenson Family!
    So sorry to hear about the loss of your grandfather Jared & Melissa. From what I read – he sure sounds a lot like you Jared! No doubt he was a great guy to have around as you were growing up! I know you have many wonderful memories of him! With prayers and sympathy!

    Coach Hayley Cramer

  2. Steve and Vicky Boutwell

    05/15/2017 at 10:57 am

    I learned a lot from Perry about exceeding customer expectations! He only sold tires to strangers, one time…. After that he sold tires to friends. I can vouch for his dedication to family… He wanted to forgo his annual raise, if Jay could get a bigger raise! Very thoughtful guy! Vicky and I send our thoughts and prayers. So sorry that we are out of town.

  3. Jackie Kretlow

    05/15/2017 at 10:57 am

    Very sorry for your loss he was a ‘Wonderfull man. Always showed everyone how to enjoy life to its fullest. Show em how it’s done in heaven, I can see the campfires burning and Windsor flowing. Party on Perry. We’ll miss you.

  4. Joani Lashua

    05/15/2017 at 10:57 am

    Sorry for your loss. James and Martha Warner and family (Flossie’s sister)

  5. Amy Sitko

    05/15/2017 at 10:57 am

    Thinking of all of you-
    Sorry for your loss.

    Chris and Amy Sitko

  6. Allan J. Mortenson

    05/15/2017 at 10:57 am

    As a fellow ‘left-hander’ – I share that ‘right brain’ trait. Cousin, I thank you for your
    generous quality. You knew both the hard life and the good life with a good wife.
    At ninety I don’t get around like I once did, but I wish your family well in this time
    of sorrow, but I’ll meet you later – upstairs, Allan J. Mortenson 360 Ardmore Ave. Ripon 54971

  7. Beth and Turk Flory

    05/15/2017 at 10:57 am

    Pat and family, Our sincere sympathy to you . remembering the good times through the years as charter members of Mt, Olive and beyond. God bless.

  8. Kurt Schmidt

    05/15/2017 at 10:57 am

    Our prayers and sympathy’s go out to you and your entire family. Perry was a fun guy to hang out with especially during deer camp. May you always be blessed with the memories of a loving husband, Father, Grandpa and friend. Thoughts and prayers to you all.. Kurt and Laure Schmidt

  9. Mike Volkert

    05/15/2017 at 10:57 am

    I was saddened to hear of Perrys passing. He was an awesome guy and am proud to have known him. He always made me chuckle when he told me the same stories almost every time I saw him. I’m sure he has already told God how “he was hired in the restroom”. My prayers and condolences for your family.