Catherine A. Mortensen
Catherine Ann (Rose) Mortensen, the daughter of Howard and Elizabeth (Ragen) Rose, was born February 9, 1928, in Forest City, Iowa. Catherine graduated from Crystal Lake High School in 1945, and then earned her certificate at the Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
On June 12, 1949, Catherine was united in marriage with John H. Mortensen at the Little Brown Church in the Vale in Nashua, Iowa. The couple lived in Moline, Illinois, for a time and later moved back to the farm north of Britt. After returning to Britt, Catherine taught country school for a couple of years.
Catherine enjoyed golfing, being a homemaker and loved gardening and going for walks.
Catherine is survived by one son Todd Mortensen and his wife, Betsy, of Britt; one daughter Lisa Greiman and her husband, Mark, of Athol, Idaho; one granddaughter Morgan Friesth of Britt; three sisters: Ellen Robbins of Kerrville, Texas, Grace Culhane of Chicago, Illinois, Nancy Buns and her husband, Maurice of Woden; one brother Walter Rose and his wife, Marge, of Crystal Lake, and several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents and husband John in 1997.