John Ervin Mort, 82, of North Manchester, IN passed away at 9:03 a.m. on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at his home. He was born on July 20, 1939 in Indianapolis, IN 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, IN 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
3 Daughters – Barb (Tom) Arnett of Bullard, TX, Jody (Scott) Rockwell of North Manchester and Kelly (Lee) Mort of Clinton Township, MI
2 Sons – Don Mort of North Manchester & Terry Mort of Orlando, FL
5 Grand & 3 Gt. Grandchildren
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, IN. 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.
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.