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Esther Mortensen

April 23, 1923 — June 5, 2022

Esther Mortensen, 99, of Fergus Falls, died Sunday, June 5, 2022. She was born to Charles and Anna Drews (Schachtschneider) on April 11, 1923, and grew up on their family farm along with 9 brothers and sisters. She graduated Fergus Falls High School in 1941. Following her graduation, she worked for the Soil Conservation Office. It was there that she met Carlton Mortensen, the love of her life.

On September 26, 1943, she married Carlton and they had 3 children together. Esther had a very full family life raising her children, was an active member at her church, supporting her husband and his work, and being involved in the American Legion. Eventually, she was blessed with five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren that she happily showed she cared through a well-stocked fridge and home-cooked meals. Her favorite hobbies included being involved in church activities and creative interests of sewing, crafting, and designing greeting cards on the computer. She enjoyed crossword puzzles and would entertain others by playing many polka songs on her father’s accordion. Esther was known to go the extra mile to make a person feel very special. She impressed people with her insightfulness and wit, and spoke up for what she thought was right.

Esther is survived by: daughter, Estelle Meyer of Oro Valley, AZ; son, Wayne Mortensen of Champlin, MN; grandchildren, Michael (Alison) Meyer, Mark (Denise) Jacobson, Stephen Jacobson, Seth (Dorothy) Meyer, and Wendy (Joel) Nelson; great-grandchildren, Jillian, Carter, William, Carley, Katherine, Tanner, Samantha, Lucas, and Liam; brother, Gerald (Lorraine)Drews; sister, Annlyne Larson, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, June 16, 2022, at Olson Funeral Home in Fergus Falls and will resume one-hour prior to the service at the church.
Service: 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 17, 2022, at Spirit of Hope Lutheran Church, rural Fergus Falls, MN
Clergy: Reverend Todd Hylden

Arrangements provided by Olson Funeral Home in Fergus Falls.
Online condolences may be sent to www.olsonfuneralhome.com
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Friday, June 17, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Spirit of Hope Lutheran Church

23183 275th Avenue, Fergus Falls, MN 56537

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Friday, June 17, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Spirit of Hope Lutheran Church

23183 275th Avenue, Fergus Falls, MN 56537

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