Clipped From The Daily Spectrum
Neils Mortenson CIRCLEVILLE We lost a great man, Neils Bogh Mortenson, Nov. 5, 1998, at the age of 82. This teller of tall tales, and inventor inventor of things heavy, decided to remain only in our memory. He was born, lived, and died in Circleville. His journey began Sept. 11, 1916, as a son to Swen Adolph and Minnie Bogh Hansen Mortenson. He married Rita Crowe, and later divorced. He married Evelyn Deuel. She preceded him in death Jan. 5, 1960. He spent 26 years with Margaret "Peggy" Sweatfield, his loving companion. A farmer, welder, mechanic, business owner, carpenter, prospector, road and cabin builder, skunk de-scenter de-scenter de-scenter and animal animal lover, he died in the home he built. He served proudly in the Army during World War II from 1941 to 1945. He remained silent about his distinguished service and numerous awards including the Purple Heart. He is survived by companion, Peggy of Circleville; daughter: Vickie Mortenson of Las Vegas; three sons: Earl, Swen and Wally Mortenson, all of Salt Lake City; eight grandchildren; four greatgrandchildren. greatgrandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday, Nov. 9, 1998, at 1 p.m. in the Circleville 2nd LDS Ward Chapel. Those wishing to honor his life may call at the ward chapel in Circleville Monday from 11 a.m.-12:30 a.m.-12:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Burial will be with Military Rites by V.F.W. Piute Post No. 7561 in the Circleville Cemetery. Funeral directors are Neal S. Magleby & Sons Mortuary, Richfield.