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.