Timothy Bruce Mortenson

Timothy Bruce Mortenson

Sep 23, 1961 – Aug 17, 2017

Preceded in death by mother Lorraine; sister, Lori Stolp.  Survived by wife, Pamela; sons, Matt and Mike; daughter, Grace; father, Robert Mortenson; brother, Steve Mortenson (Robin).

VISITATION Saturday, August 26th from 9am to 10am at St Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, 11802 Pacific, followed by MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL at 10am at the church.  Graveside Service Saturday at 1pm, Resurrection Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to American Cancer Society, Alzheimer’s Association, or Nancy Flaherty Senior Consulting (specializing in Dementia Care).


     Tim Mortenson was born in Sioux City, Iowa on Sept. 23, 1961 to Robert and Lorraine. Moving to Omaha in 1975, he attended Valley View Jr. High and Westside High, graduating in 1980.

     A Westside Warrior, Tim played football, baseball, and wrestling. Always fascinated with history and inspired by the military, he chose to join the Marine Corps and attend college later. During an exam prior to enlisting, a mass was found in his chest x-ray along with a lump in his neck.

     Tim soon learned through biopsies and several painful surgeries, he had Hodgkin’s Disease. He eventually recovered from the surgeries and radiation. Even though he had some tough days, Tim played football his senior year. Due to his illness, Tim was not able to enlist.

     In his senior year, Tim met Pam Mercier. Both attended college. Their love grew and they married on Aug. 23, 1985. After graduating, Tim worked in insurance.

     They lived in Omaha for 10 years and two sons were born: Matthew in June 1991, and Michael in March of 1994. Tim’s passion for horses grew and he convinced Pam to move to an acreage near Blair. Tim found a beautiful property and built their home with help from Bo Bonn and friends; in April of 1997 they moved in.

     Tim and Pam chose to have Tim stay home and care for the kids. He was also involved in various small businesses. Their third child, Grace, was born in December of 1998. Tim played a very active role in his children’s lives, coaching sports teams and serving on the Blair Baseball Club board. Tim was on the parish finance committee for five years, and he volunteered with the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life.

     From a young age, Tim had a passion for horses and competed in rodeos and horse shows in team roping. Tim taught all three of his children to ride and had them involved in the local 4-H Club. As a family, they spent vacations in Captiva Island, Florida.

Tim touched many people’s lives and was always loving, kind, and courageous.  Gentle and humble, he was a wonderful husband, great dad, best-ever big brother and son, and generous friend.  Tim will always and forever be in our hearts. 






  • Kurt Marie and Gunnar Kravchuk Posted August 20, 2017 9:36 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Pam, Matt, Mike, Grace, Bob and Steve as our Brother Tim ascends peacefully into heaven. God’s gift of time provides us with time to grieve, time to reflect and time to heal our broken hearts. We will miss you Tim, you are forever in our thoughts and hearts.
    Much Love, Krav

  • Sam Schultz Posted August 20, 2017 1:36 pm

    Pam and family…I was sorry to hear of Tim’s passing. You are in my prayers for God’s comfort. Love you…Sam

  • Leo & Donna Jones & Family Posted August 20, 2017 3:17 pm

    Our thoughts and Prayers are with you and your Family. Tim will be greatly missed.
    Love: Uncle Leo and Family

  • Dick and Alice Mortenson Posted August 20, 2017 7:40 pm

    Our hearts are saddened indeed by the passing of Tim Mortenson. We will continue to pray for him and his family. He will be missed by all. Uncle Dick and Aunt Alice.

  • Suzanne Mortenson Welch Posted August 21, 2017 4:29 am

    I am so sorry to hear of Tims passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

  • Eric Mortenson Posted August 21, 2017 3:16 pm

    Our sincerest condolences to Pam, Matt, Mike and Grace as well as Uncle Bob and cousin Steve. Our thoughts are with all of you. Eric, Sharon, CJ and Liam.

  • Debbie Kaslon Posted August 22, 2017 10:30 am

    I am so sorry to hear of Tim’s passing and know he has had a long journey. I loved watching your family grow into such beautiful human beings when you were still at St. Francis Borgia’s in Blair and Tim was always so active with the children even with his struggles. Pam, you are an amazing woman and so strong for everyone always with a smile on your face, you are truly a loving role model. There will be a void now with Tim gone, but I know you have such wonderful memories that will help you through this time. God bless you all and prayers being sent for you for peace.

  • Jim Meduna Posted August 24, 2017 8:01 am

    Pam, my deepest sympathies to you and your family. You are in my prayers.

  • Steve & Maura Stolp Posted August 25, 2017 8:43 am

    Pam and Family, We are so saddened to learn of Tim’s passing. I hope you all can gain some strength knowing that his struggle has eased and Lorraine & Lori were there to greet him.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers,
    Steve & Maura Stolp

  • Lisa Hoffman Posted August 26, 2017 8:31 pm

    I was shocked and saddened to see Tim’s obituary in the newspaper. I remember Tim and Pam as two of the nicest people ever at Westside. My thoughts and prayers are with Tim’s family at this difficult time.

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