Retta Mortimer


Mrs. Retta Wallendal, 50, Baton Rouge, LA, formerly of the Valton area, died Feb. 17, 1972 in a New Orleans hospital following a two-week illness.

She was the daughter of the late Ralph and Effie Mortimer and was born April 28, 1921 in the Town of Woodland. She attended Wonewoc High School.

On August 19, 1938, she married Clarence Wallendal at Valton. They lived in several mid-west cities and spent the past 14 years in Baton Rouge. Mrs. Wallendal had worked as a practical nurse.

Surviving are her husband, Clarence; two daughters, Mrs. James Jessie, Rosemead, Cal.; and Mrs. Ronnie Lipsey, Baton Rouge, LA, one son Richard of Baton Rouge; two sisters, Mrs. Gerald Stickler, Topeka, Kan.; Mrs. Paul Kintz, LaValle; two brothers, Keith Mortimer, Phoenix, Ariz., John Mortimer, Wonewoc; and four grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on Monday Feb. 21 in the Thompson Funeral home, Wonewoc. Interment was I the Valton cemetery, Rev. J. K. Peckham of the Wesleyan church officiated.

Pallbearers were: Walter Mortimer, Harvey Mortimer, Bob Zimmerman, Dennis Hauser, Harold Sosinsky, and Gail Jackson.

  • Father : Ralph E. Mortimer
  • Mother : Effie Colvin
  • Birth date : April 28, 1921
  • Born at : Woodland twp., Sauk Co., Wisconsin
  • Occupation : Practical Nurse
  • Married : Clarence Wallendal
  • Marriage date : August 19, 1938
  • Married at : Valton, Woodland twp., Sauk Co., Wisconsin
  • Death date : Feburary 17, 1972
  • Died at : New Orleans Hospital
  • Buried at : Valton Cemetery, Valton, Woodland twp., Sauk Co., Wisconsin
  • Children :
    Jeanne Ann Wallendal
    Norma Lynn Wallendal
    Richard C. Wallendal


    Birth-Sauk Co. Reg. of Deeds, Volume 21, Page 424; Birth Index, Birth Certificate; Obituary and Cemetery Inscriptions of Sauk Co., Wisconsin, Volume 5.
    Marriage-Sauk Co. Reg. of Deeds, Volume 20, Page 195; Marriage Index, Marriage Certificate and Obituary.
    Death-Obituary; Cemetery Inscriptions of Sauk Co., Wisconsin, Volume 5 and Jeanne Ann (Wallendal) Jesse.
    Buried-Obituary; Cemetery Inscriptions of Sauk Co., Wisconsin, Volume 5, page 138 and Jeanne Ann (Wallendal) Jesse.
    Obituary-From Jeanne Jessie (NEWSPAPER unknown, but probably Reedsburg Press, Richland Observor, or Baraboo News Republic).
    Other-Ralph's (Father) Obituary; Obituary and Jeanne Ann (Wallendal) Jesse.

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