ORIS S. "MORT" MORTVEDT
DECEMBER 24, 1930 - FEBRUARY 6, 2012
 
Services for Oris S. "Mort" Mortvedt, 81, of Blue Earth were held February 9, at Shiloh Lutheran Church, Elmore. Mort died February 6, 2012, at St. Luke's Lutheran Care Center in Blue Earth.
 
Oris was born November 24, 1930, to Osmund and Ruth (Thompson) Mortvedt on the family farm in Rome Township, Faribault County, Minnesota. He was baptized and confirmed at Shiloh Lutheran Church.
 
As a student at Frost High School, he honed his athletic ability, becoming a team leader in football and basketball. In his senior year, 1948, he scored 32 points in a single basketball game, a record that held for more than 15 years. That year he also received the Athlete of the Year Award for outstanding athletic leadership.
 
On September 14, 1952, Mort and Evangeline "Tootie" Halverson were married at Trinity Lutheran Church in Blue Earth. They lived on the Mortvedt farm where they were blessed with three children.
 
For many years Mort served as a member of the Frost School Board and as a Trustee at Shiloh Lutheran Church. He was an avid hunter and sports enthusiast, with a fierce sense of competition.Among his many hobbies were playing softball, hunting, shooting trap, fishing and playing cards or dice. Mort also enjoyed meeting the guys in town for coffee, shaking dice and laughing together. He had a keen ability to tell great stories. He was a clever writer, penning humorous and touching rhymes and stories that commemorated special people and events.
 
He was most passionate about spending time with his family, whom he loved dearly. He is loved and survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, Tootie of Blue Earth, three children: Jason Mortvedt of Blue Earth, Roxy Mortvedt and her husband, Chuck Lewis of Mankato; and Linda Mortvedt of Little Elm, Texas; a grandson, Dennis Anderson and his wife, Tammy; great-granddaughters, Aleca, Kia and Maila; as well as many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, and siblings and their spouses, Marie (Clarence) Baum, Judy (Alfred) Weise and Ona (Jordan) Teigland.

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