Dolph Mortimer


Dolph Mortimer, 87, Wonewoc, passed away on Saturday, November 15, 1969, in the Hillsboro Hospital after an illness of two weeks.

He was the son of John and Rhoda Mortimer and was born on May 25, 1882 in the Town of Woodland. He was a Valton area farmer and a lifelong resident of this area.

On June 30, 1908, he was united in marriage with Millie Stowe at Ironton. To this union, five children were born. Mrs. Mortimer preceded her husband in death on December 11, 1963.

Surviving are four sons, Ronald and Walter, Ironton; Duane, Columbus; and Dean, Kankakee, Ill.; a daughter, Mrs. Arnold Blakeslee, Middleton; a foster son, Elmer Gaedtke, Nashau, N.H.; 14 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday in the Valton Wesleyan Methodist Church with Rev. LeRoy Drake and Rev. Jerry Rott officiating. Interment was in the family lot in the Valton Cemetery. The Thompson Funeral Home, Wonewoc was in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were James Hainstock, Harry Jordon, Isadore Miller, Ernest Rott, Archie Shore and Kenneth Judd, Jr.

  • Father : John E. Mortimer
  • Mother : (Lydia A.) Rhoda Small
  • Birth date : May 25, 1882
  • Born at : Woodland twp., Sauk Co., Wisconsin
  • Occupation : Farmer
  • Married : Millie Ann Stowe
  • Marriage date : June 30, 1908
  • Married at : Sauk Co., Wisconsin
  • Death date : November 15, 1969
  • Cause of death : Arteriesclerotia Renal Disease.
  • Buried at : Valton Cemetery, Valton, Woodland twp., Sauk Co., Wisconsin
  • Children :
    Ronald C. Mortimer
    Walter Stowe Mortimer
    Muriel Caroline Mortimer
    Duane Dolph Mortimer
    Deane Russell Mortimer


    Birth-Sauk Co. Reg. of Deeds, Volume 73, Page 385; Birth Index and Birth Certificate; Social Security Death Index; Obituary; Death certificate and Cemetery Inscriptions of Sauk Co., Wisconsin, Volume 5.
    Marriage-Sauk Co. Reg. of Deeds, Volume 9, Page 211; Marriage Index and Marriage Certificate and Obituary.
    Death-Sauk Co. Reg. of Deeds, Volume 50, Page 70; Death Index and Death Certificate and Social Security Death Index and Cemetery Inscriptions of Sauk Co., Wisconsin, Volume 5.
    Buried-Obituary; Death certificate and Cemetery Inscriptions of Sauk Co., Wisconsin, Volume 5, Page 132.
    Obituary-From Jeanne Jessie (NEWSPAPERS unknown, but probably Reedsburg Press, Richland Observor, or Baraboo News Republic).
    History of Reedsburg and the Upper Baraboo Valley-by Merton E. Krug, page 423 and 474-475.
    Other-1905 Wisconsin State Census Woodland, Sauk Co., Wisconsin (Roll CSUSAWI1905_28, Page 678, Line 70); 1910 Federal Census Woodland, Sauk Co., Wisconsin (Roll T624_1737, Page 5b, Line 94); Ronald's birth certificate; Walter's birth certificate; Duane's birth certificate; Muriel's birth certificate; Deane's birth certificate; Walter's marriage certificate; Duane's marriage certificate; Muriel's marriage certificate; Ronald's death certificate; Ralph's (Brother) Obituary; History of Valton by Gilbert Mortimer Introduction and page 12.

    Mortimer Siblings.
    1916 Mortimer Family Reunion.

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