Roy E. Mortensen, 85, died March 5, 2019.
Per his request, there will be no calling hours. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 23 at the Emmanuel Baptist Church, 332 Main St, Penn Yan, with a gathering for family and friends at the church. There will be a private burial at the Dundee Cemetery.
Roy was born Oct. 31, 1933, in the Town of Milo to Oscar and Agnes Mortensen. He lived in Yates County until 1956, when he joined the United States Army.
Roy served in the Army from 1956-1959 stationed at the Seneca Ordnance Depot in Romulus with the 9399-2 Military Police Detachment.
In 1957 he married Elizabeth Ann Canfield of Waterloo.
He remained in Seneca County with his wife and sons for a few years after being discharged from the Army, then moved his family back to Yates County, where he continued to work.
He is survived by two sons, Lance Mortensen of Phelps and Kevin Mortensen of Penn Yan.
He was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth; a son, Montie Mortensen; his four brothers and six sisters.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to either Emmanuel Baptist Academy, 332 Main St, Penn Yan or Care Net Pregnancy Center of Penn Yan, 100 East Main St, Suite 2, Penn Yan.