Russell Mortensen

Russell K. "Rusty" Mortensen, 60, passed away on Sunday morning, Nov. 24, 2013. A native of Charlotte, N.C., he had lived at Orange Grove Center in Chattanooga for some 40 years. Rusty was a true Christian who confidently lived out his faith. He worked for many years in the Industrial Training Center at Orange Grove. He was also active in Special Olympics until recently. Rusty was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond K. Mortensen Jr. and Jean Ann McGuckin Mortensen. Survivors include a brother, Glenn Mortensen, of Charlotte; sister, Laura (Ron) Gladney, Chattanooga; brother, Eric (Debra) Mortensen, of York, S.C.; niece, Leslie Gladney; and nephew, Scott (Becky) Gladney. A Memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hixson with Rev. Chris Hansen officiating; the family will receive friends at the church following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Orange Grove Center, 615 Derby St., Chattanooga, TN 37404. Please share your thoughts and memories at Arrangements by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37377.

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