David Leland Zortman died on Friday, February 22, 2013 at his home. He was 59 years old.
David was born on December 10, 1953 in Isle, MN to Arthur and Elsie (VonVett) Zortman. He was baptized and began his elementary education in Isle, MN, later moving with his family to their home at Fish Lake, MN where he continued his education. He was confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Mora, MN and graduated from Mora High School.
He began his carpentry working for his father in this area, building houses, barns, doing repairs, additions and garages. He had gained many friends through the business. He then went on his own, continuing in carpentry. About 13 years ago he began working for R.C.S. Innovations out of Milwaukee, WI which has taken him throughout the United States, including Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico.
He loved hunting, fishing, gardening and just enjoying his home at Mud Lake and the beauties of nature. He always put others before himself and enjoyed helping where he could.
David married Marjorie Peterson, gained a step-son Matthew Peterson, and to their marriage Jesse David Zortman was born.
He is preceded in death by his parents, and leaves to mourn his sons: Matt (Debbie) Peterson and their children Alyssa and Matthew; Jesse (Cris) Zortman and their children Brian, Bryce and brand new son Decker David Zortman; three brothers Robert (Pat) Zortman of Fairhope, AL, Richard (Mary Ann) Zortman of McGrath, MN and Gary (Glenna) Zortman of Isle, MN; three sisters Connie (Wendell) Strandberg of Mora, Janice (Arnie) Erbstoesser of Isle, and Carol (Lynn) Perrin of Isanti; many nieces and nephews who loved their uncle Dave; special friend Holly and other relatives and friends. We have loved you and will miss our #7.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, March 1, 2013 at Zion Lutheran Church in Mora with Rev. Greggory Coop officiating. Music will be provided by Karen Kirschner Danielson, Paul Morris and Deneise Morris. Honorary Casketbearers are David’s grandchildren: Alyssa Peterson, Matthew Peterson, Brian Nelson, Bryce Nelson and Decker Zortman. Visitation will be on Thursday, February 28, 2013 from 5 until 8 P.M. at Dresser-Methven Funeral Home in Mora as well as one hour prior to the service at the church.
Arrangements by Dresser-Methven Funeral Home