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Victor Mortensen

September 21, 1930 ~ January 1, 2024 (age 93) 93 Years Old

Victor Mortensen Obituary

Victor Thorvald Mortensen was born in Marengo on September 21, 1930 to Charles and Clara (Keller)
Mortensen. He was the youngest of three children and the only son. Victor’s parents farmed on shares
and moved several times during his childhood in and around the Marengo area. Victor graduated from
Marengo Community High School at the age of 16 and went to work for a local contractor and had the
benefit of working alongside his cousin Donald Krueger as a carpenter until duty called and he was
drafted into the Army to serve in the Korean Conflict. When Victor returned from service, his parents decided to sell all of their equipment and retire from
farming. Due to suffering from severe allergies, Victor supported their decision and took a job at Arnold
Engineering as a machine operator. At the time of his retirement 38 years later he was the 1 st shift
foreman for Production Machine Shop and Finish Grind. He also worked part time for several years at
Perkin’s Shell Station. After retirement, Victor returned to work part-time as a courier for First National
Bank of Marengo and became an active member of the Union Lions Club. He was an avid Chicago sports
fan and especially enjoyed cheering on his Cubs, Bears and Bulls. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and
bowling and took several fishing trips to Canada with his brother-in-law Heinz Richard. On September 15, 1956 Victor married Carol Driver. They lived in the same home on E. Washington St.
from January of 1966 until October 2022 when they moved to assisted living at Morning Star Village in Rockford. Victor is survived by his wife Carol, daughter Sheryl Vogel and her husband Robert, son Scott (Kim Velasquez) and son Steven and his wife Lisa (Peters), grandchildren Melissa (Andrew) Roanhouse,
Matthew Vogel (Tom Adolphs), Kristin (Chris) Talac, Eric Mortensen, Tanner Mortensen, Parker Mortensen, and Mackenna Mortensen, great grandchildren Houston Vogel, Harper Roanhouse, Hayden Roanhouse and Casey Talac, in-laws Mary Lou Richard, Tom and Dolores Driver, Ray Steinwehe and Bill
and Ruth Driver. He was predeceased by his parents, his sister Dorothy Urquhart and her husband Alex, his nephew
Kenneth Urquhart, his sister Marie Austin and her husband Gerald “Spark”, his niece Joan Austin Adams,
his in-laws Graydon and Mary Driver, Joan Driver Steinwehe and Heinz Richard and his granddaughter
Mackenzie Rose Mortensen. The visitation will be held on Friday, January 12, 2024 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 pm with the services
beginning at 12:00 pm at Zion Lutheran Church, 412 Jackson St., Marengo, IL with burial at the Marengo
City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Union Lions Club, P.O. Box 41, Union, IL 60180 or Zion
Lutheran Church. The family would like to thank the staff of Morning Star Village and St. Croix Hospice
for the compassion and care provided to Victor.

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