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Paul Mortenson, 74

Paul Mortenson, 74, of Kennedy, Minnesota passed away Northwood Deaconess Health Center in Northwood, North Dakota on Tuesday, December 9, 2014. Paul was born September 27, 1940 to Leonard and Olive (Henrickson) Mortenson.  He was baptized and confirmed at Red River Lutheran Church.  Paul grew up on the family farm in Skane Township and attended school in Kennedy, graduating in 1958.  He attended Gustavus Adolphus College and the University of Minnesota.  His interest in computers led him to Seattle, Washington where he worked as a programmer and systems programmer.  In 1971 Paul married Christine McCrohan. Their daughter, Katrina Marie was born November 19, 1973.  When Paul retired he moved to Pleasenton, California.  He returned to the area several years ago and purchased a home in Kennedy.
He is survived by his many cousins.  Paul was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter, Katrina.
    Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in Red River Lutheran Church, rural Kennedy.  Interment will be in Red River Cemetery.  Visitation will be held at the church for one hour prior to the funeral service.  Rev. Frank Johnson, presiding.  Austin Funeral Chapel of Hallock is in charge of arrangements.

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