Wayne Mortimer

Wayne L. Mortimer of Fredonia died Sunday, Jan. 20, at Belgium Gardens,  where he had been a resident for the last year.  He was 72.

Mr. Mortimer was born in Sandy Hollow, Penn., on Sept. 20, 1946, to Guy and Betty Eddinger Mortimer.

He attended local schools before enlisting in the U.S. Navy, where he served as an electronics mechanic.  

On July 20, 1968, he married Carol Brennan at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church in Chicago.

The couple lived in Chicago before moving to Cedarburg in 1989 and to Fredonia in 2003.

He was an electronics technician at Quad Graphics for 16 years, retiring in 2010. He had previously worked at Milwaukee Electronics.

 He was a member of the Newburg Chapter of Vietnam Veterans and Warren Kane American Legion Post 410 in Fredonia.

He was an avid reader and enjoyed word puzzles, computers and driving his Honda Goldwing motorcycle.

In his spare time, Mr. Mortimer liked watching documentaries, “How It’s Made” and painter Bob Ross on TV.

He is survived by his wife, their daughter Jenesta Mortimer, both of Fredonia; granddaughter Olivia Herman; and sisters Marcia (Don) Farnham and Janice Mortimer-Smith, both of Florida.

He was preceded in death by his parents, infant sister Shirley, sister-in-law Linda Angle and parents-in-law Raymond and Gloria Brennan.

A memorial service was held Friday, Feb. 1, at Eernisse Funeral Home, in Port Washington. Rev. Linda Westphal presided.

Military honors preceded the service.

Memorials are suggested.



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