Obit: Mortensen, Lon L. (1937 - 2016)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Mortensen, Scribbins, Zasacki, Monson, Stueck, Ferris
----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., WI) 7/06/2016
Mortensen, Lon L. (20 September 1937 - 2 July 2016) With Flag
Lon L. Mortensen, age 78 of Shawano, found peace early Satruday morning, July 2, 2016,k at his home, surrounded by his loving family.
Lon was born September 20, 1937, in New Lisbon, Wisconsin, to the late Harry A. and Luella M. (Scribbins) Mortensen. He attended kindergarten through 8th grade at Juneau County Normal Demonstration Room, a school for student teacher training. He went on to attend New Lisbon High School, graduating in 1955. During high school he was a Badger Boys State designee and was the President of his senior class.
In his younger years, Lon was employed by F. M. Reed Lumber, the Milwaukee Railroad as a Red Cap, and Walker Stainless Steel. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, before entering the United States Air Force on January 16, 1958. After spending two years in Japan, Lon was discharged on December 9, 1960. Upon returning from service, he began working for Culver Electric in Madison, Wisconsin until 1962. He then went to work for Thorp Finance/ITT Life where he was employed until 1977.
In April 1965, Lon was united in marriage to the former Barbara Ann Zasacki in Thorp, Wisconsin. The couple was blessed with two children: Bonnie Kay and Tami Kay. Following their marriage, the couple lived in Prairie Du Chien, Chippewa Falls, Madison, and Thorp, Wisconsin, until moving to Shawano in 1977. From 1977 to 1992 Lon was employed by Wisconsin Finance/Family Insurance Corporation. He was a contract insurance agent for Bankers Life and Casualty Company from 1992 until his retirement in 2005.
Lon received a Presidential Certificate of Appreciation for serving on the Clark County, WI Selective Service Board in 1974 and was appointed a State of Wisconsin Notary Public in 1988. He obtained his life, health, property, and casualty licenses in 1992. In 1995 he was awarded a Life Underwriting Training Council Fellowship (LUTCF) professional designation and received a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) professional designation in 2001. Lon enjoyed hunting, fishing, flying, genealogy, trips to Canada and walking on the beach in Florida with his wife.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Barbara; his daughters, Tami Mortensen of Antigo, Wisconsin, and Bonnie (Michael) Monson of Appleton, Wisconsin; his grandchildren Isaac and Luke Monson, and Tori and Tanner Stueck; and his mother-in-law Margaret Zasacki of Thorp, Wisconsin. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his father-in-law, Felix Zasacki.
A funeral mass for Lon L. Mortensen will be celebrated on Friday, July 8, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shawano. Fr. Luke Ferris will be the Celebrant. Relatives and friends may call at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass. Shawano AmVets Post #10 will conduct military honors at the church, following the service.
Mickelson Funeral & Cremation Service of Shawano is assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com.
(The family extends their thanks to ThedaCare Hospice at Home Team 5 for their support.)
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