Waterloo – Lynn E “Mort” Mortorff, 84 died Friday April 21, 2023 at his home in Waterloo.
He was born April 4, 1939 in Angola to Harry F. and Elta (Betz) Mortorff.
Mort was a 1957 graduate of Pleasant Lake High School and was a U.S. Army veteran.
He worked at Moore’s Business Forms in Angola and also for the State Highway Department. For a time he co-owned and operated the What Not Shop in Hamilton with his mother Elta. For many years he was self-employed as a small business owner.
Mort was a 62 year member of the Knights of Pythias and a former member of the Hamilton Fish and Game Club. He loved to fish, hunt, play the Lottery and was a lifelong Cub fan.
He married Gertie Smith on June 27, 1975 in Coldwater, Michigan and she passed away in September of 2006.
Surviving are 3 daughters, Cindy (Ed) Kessler of Auburn, Judy (Doug) Brown of Kalamazoo, Michigan and Marcia DePew of Angola; 8 grandchildren, Brian Kessler, Josh (Jalyssa) Kessler, Brandon (Erin) DePew, Stephanie (Logan) Mocherman, Alisha (Ron) Chapman, Mariah DePew, Andrea Carmer, and MiKayla (Corey) Miller; 13 great grandchildren plus one on the way; a sister, Leora Johnson of Hamilton; 4 nieces and a nephew, Sherry Johnson, Linda (Neal) Murden, Marla Julian, David (Kelli) Johnson, Lori Zimmerman, and many great and great great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brother, Lyle Mortorff and brother in law, Donald Johnson.
A graveside service will be 11 AM Friday April 28, 2023 at Hamilton Cemetery, Hamilton. Calling is Thursday from 4 to 7 PM at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 875 South Wayne Street, Waterloo with a Knights of Pythias service at 7 PM. Memorials can be given to the family to help with expenses c/o Marcia DePew. To send condolences visit www.fellerandclark.com.