Mort was born on February 11, 1937 in Lathrop, Mo. He graduated from Westport High School in 1955 and took some classes at Kansas City Junior College. He was a salesman. In 1959, he joined the Army Reserves. He married is high school sweetheart, Moonyean Parre on November 14, 1959. They had a happy marriage of 61 years. He also worked for the Jones Store and after he retired, he worked part-time for our State Farm agent and friend, Bob Nestel.
He enjoyed his high school reunions and getting together with old friends for lunch and a drink. He had a great sense of humor.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Cleo VanWinkle. Special thanks to friends who have helped us for the last 2 years of his illness, Chris Raimo and Neal Cook. He leaves his wife, Mo and brother-in-law Terry Parre. He was loved and will be missed by all of us.