John Mort, 82

John Ervin Mort, 82, of North Manchester, passed away at 9:03 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021, at his home.

He was born on July 20, 1939, in Indianapolis, to Loren & Ruth (Callison) Mort.

He graduated in 1957 from Warsaw High School, served in the Indiana National Guard, and was a lifetime Warsaw / North Manchester area resident. He was married on July 15, 1978, in North Manchester, to Marsha K. Penrod who survives. He retired from Zimmer Corporation in Warsaw after 39 years and worked as a crossing guard for Manchester Community Schools for 4 years. 

He was a member of the North Manchester United Methodist Church. He enjoyed watching the weather channel, listening to smooth jazz, eating out at his favorite Florida restaurant, riding his bike, sitting in the sauna / hot tub, reading the Bible, and especially Notre Dame football. 

He is survived by: wife, Marsha Mort of North Manchester; three daughters – Barb (Tom) Arnett of Bullard, Texas, Jody (Scott) Rockwell of North Manchester and Kelly (Lee) Mort of Clinton Township, Mich.; two sons – Don Mort of North Manchester and Terry Mort of Orlando, Fla.; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Linda Davis of Warsaw.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 18, 2021. at North Manchester United Methodist Church, 306 E. Second St., North Manchester. A Celebration of Life service will follow at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday in the church. Burial will take place in the Fairview Cemetery in Servia at a later date.

Cremation Services of Kosciusko County, 4356 N. St. Rd. 15, Warsaw, IN is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Strauss Peabody Aquatic Center, c/o Community Foundation of Wabash County, 220 E. Main St., North Manchester, IN 46962, or Kitchen Building Fund, c/o North Manchester United Methodist Church, 306 E. Second St., North Manchester, IN 46962.

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Posted on 2021 Dec 15