GERALD LEROY MORTIMER
Gerald LeRoy Mortimer, age 73, of Alexandria, MO, died unexpectedly Saturday,
May 3, 2014, at his home.
Gerald was born February 9, 1941, in Keokuk, IA, a son of Raymond and Hazel Harrison Mortimer.
He and Penny Scobee were married May 31, 1968 at the Alexandria Presbyterian Church and would have celebrated 46 years of marriage the end of this month.
Survivors include his wife, Penny, of the home; a son, Bill Mortimer (Carol Nichols) of Burlington, IA; two daughters, Robin (Mrs. Mike) Dalton and Lisa (Mrs. Cory) Fowler, all of Kahoka; eight grandchildren: Jacob Meier and fiancé Amanda Denning, Jeremy Dalton (Devon Cheney, all of Kahoka, Joshua Dalton attending the University of MO at Columbia, Jessica Dalton, Daryl Mobley (Lance Boatman), all of Kahoka, Devin Fowler, attending Culver Stockton College at Canton, Derreck Fowler of Kahoka, and Brandon Mortimer of Burlington; three great-grandchildren: Addison Meier, Maddyx McClain Mobley and Coltyn Cheney, all of Kahoka; as well as other relativies.
He was preceded in death by his parents; paternal grandparents, Fuller and Ethel Mortimer and maternal grandparents, Bert and Maude Harrison; in-laws, Dariel and Mary Scobee; and special friend, James Kennsett.
Gerald was a retired employee of Henniges in Keokuk. He was a kind and gentle man who was beloved by all whom he touched in his life. He enjoying fishing and shooting with his grandson. He was an avid Nascar fan and he was able to experience the Richard Petty Driving Experience at the Daytona International Speedway in 2006. His family was his life and he dearly loved his grandchildren and his three dogs, Tigger, Zoey and Annie.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with Rev. Tim Smith officiating. Special music was recordings: "A Letter to My Dad", "I’ll See You Again", and "I Will Not Say Goodbye".
Pallbearers were Jacob Meier, Jeremy Dalton, Joshua Dalton, Devin Fowler, Derreck Fowler and and Robert LeMaster.
Burial was in the Frazee Cemetery.
Memorials were suggested to the family.