Mortensen, Carl E. (1911-2005)

Carl E. Mortensen, 94, Red Lake Falls, MN formerly of Warren, MN, died on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005 at the Northwest Medical Center in Thief River Falls, MN.

Carl E. Mortensen was born on May 1, 1911 in Mason City, IA. As a young child, he moved to the Warren area with his parents. His parents died when he was young and he lived with some of the neighbors. Carl bought a farm in McCrea Twp where he farmed and raised sheep. He also bulldozed and did carpentry work. Carl retired from farming in 1975. After he retired, he built log cabins and collected and restored antiques. Carl had three log cabins on his farm and he enjoyed when people would stop and look at them. He also would display some of his antiques at area fairs and threshing bees. Carl lived on his own for as long as he could taking care of his farm until he moved to the Hillcrest Nursing Home in 2000. This fall, two of his log cabins were moved to the Marshall County Historical Society grounds.

Carl enjoyed spending time hunting and fishing with his nephews, Steve, Tim and Cris. He also did many things with his nieces, Vicki, Brenda and Dawn. Carl was very mechanical. He could fix almost anything. Carl liked kids and he will be remembered by them for his gifts and helping them with their 4-H projects.

Left to mourn his passing are five sisters; Florence Glover of Austin, MN, Arlene Smeby of Owatonna, MN, Gladys Nelson of Austin, MN, Dorothy Nelsen of Oak Harbor, WA and Marcine Baty of Grand Junction, CO, brother, Robert Karstensen Sr. of Marengo, IL, two sister-in-laws; Gloria Mortensen of Warren, MN and Vera Mortensen of Blooming Prairie, MN and many nieces nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Agnes Hedquist and two brothers, Allan and Victor.

DuBore Funeral Home

[Interred Greenwood cemetery]

Transcribed by: Cheryl Srnsky