Inez M. Mortensen

MORTENSEN, Inez M., January 17, 1920 – March 17, 2012. Born to Christian and Amanda Olivia Andrea (Petersen) Mortensen. Inez was born and grew up in Omaha, graduating from Tech High School in 1937, and having a 44-year career at Metropolitan Utilities District. Inez and her brother Chris lived together in the family home in the Aksarben area. After Christian’s death in 2003, it continued to be her home until her death. Inez was a member of Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church. Her church community and its many activities were an integral part of her life. She was an active member of Yesterday’s Youth Group and loved to go on the many trips they took over the years. Inez rarely missed church and would always volunteer when asked, whether it be for food or time. She was a member of a Circle, Kountze’s Sewing Group and the Prayer Shawl Ministry. In her earlier years, she was a Canteen volunteer for the war effort in 1943, and she also taught Sunday School. Inez belonged to Lutheran Women, Church Women United and volunteered daily at Douglas County Hospital gift shop and at Tip Top Thrift Shop. She enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening, crocheting and knitting. Most of all she enjoyed helping others. Inez was a strong independent woman who often used the city bus as her mode of transportation. Many, many people called her friend! And lastly, her gift of wisdom to all who read this (found in her Bible): “ Let us be generous with gifts we can give to others: time, a good example, acceptance, seeing the best in people, self esteem, self disclosure, helping someone learn something new, listening, fun, and letting others give to you.” She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers and sisters: Christian, Allouise, Richard and Marian. She is survived by nephew, Dan (Holly) Mortensen; niece, Karen Parson; grandnieces: Amy Mortensen, Kristofor Parson, Lorian (Aaron) Parson-Timbo, Rachel (Frank) Palazzo and Heather Mortensen; great-grandnephews and great-grandnieces: Franco, Lisa, Shaelyn, Peter, Vinnie & Tamara Palazzo. The family will receive friends Wednesday, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the West Center Chapel. FUNERAL Thursday, 11:00 a.m., Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church. Interment, Springwell Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Douglas County Skilled Nursing Facility, Lutheran Women, Church Women United or Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church.

HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN DWORAK & CUTLER Mortuaries and Crematories 7805 West Center Road Omaha, Nebraska 68124 (402) 391-3900

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