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Patricia "Pat" A. Mortenson

January 8, 1938 ~ July 14, 2018 (age 80)

 After a lengthy battle with cancer our Mom, Grandmother, and Friend rejoined her husband Perry (who she dearly missed) in Heaven after being separated from him for one year and two months to the day.  My hope is that their reunion was as exciting as their wedding night. 

Her last three weeks on earth were kind of rough.  The Bible says “There are many rooms in my Father’s house”.  It must have taken a bit to get hers just right.  When you’re preparing a room for a saint everything has to be perfect.  Saintly defines Pat.  It’s how she lived her life.  I know she’s enjoying her newly remodeled room in the penthouse of Heaven.

Pat loved life and all the people who were fortunate enough to be part of it.  She could literally sit next to a stranger and in five minutes time, know who they were, where they were from, how many kids and grandkids they had and their favorite hobbies.  The lady was gifted.  Her generosity, her compassion and sense of humor were unmatched.  With that said though, when it came to her family all those attributes increased exponentially.  Her kids and grandchildren were truly her center.  There really are no words.

In winter you’d find her on a snowmobile.  She and her husband logged thousands of miles on the trail.  She was always up front with the boys.  She loved going fast.  In the summertime she’d be on the pontoon.  No matter what season, she’d always be surrounded and entertaining friends and family.  It was no secret a number of Windsors may have been enjoyed as well. 

She was a worry wort.  She was consummate house keeper.  She had the warmest smile and laugh.  She would do absolutely anything to help you out.  She truly was the greatest Mom, Grandmother, and Friend.

Pat is survived by her children, Jay Mortenson his wife Leslie (Stebbins); Amy Cywinski (Mortenson) and her husband William Cywinski; four grandchildren, Makayla Cywinski, Melissa Mortenson, Tanner Cywinski and Jared Mortenson; her sister Joyce Strasser and her husband Ken. Perry Mortenson, her husband, preceded her in death May 14, 2017.

A Funeral Service will be held Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 6205 Alderson Street, Weston. Rev. Raymond Connor will officiate. Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 18, 2018 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. and again on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service – all at the church.

Cancer is an awful awful disease.  It ravages the body.  You helplessly witness your loved one wither away.  It removes hope. I pray for medical advances. I pray for those searching for a cure. Euthanasia needs to be choice.  Humanity treats their pets more humanely.  I understand it’s God’s plan, but he is a merciful God and I’m sure he’d understand.  No matter what side of the argument you may be on after you see and experience this disease first hand it will open your eyes.  Follow the bouncing dollar.  If the billions of dollars gained by the health industry and care facilities are in any way obstructing advancements – Shame on you.  If euthanasia is being shelved because of greed – Shame on you.  My Mother had an incredible soul.  She now sips coffee with Jesus, but she had a lot more to contribute down here on earth.  She will be greatly missed.

Brainard Funeral Home – Everest Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at www.brainardfuneral.com

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