Matthew Dale Mortimer, 59, died May 19, 2016 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita. He was born Sept. 25, 1956 at Orange County, Calif, the son of Bill and Theresa (Stoecklein) Mortimer. He married Kathy Lane May 4, 1983 at Great Bend. He was a self-employed musician and truck driver.
Mr. Mortimer was a United States Navy veteran.
Survivors include his wife of the home, his father of Great Bend; two sons, James Mortimer and his wife Amy of Beaverdam, Ohio, and Jon Morrison of Great Bend; two daughters, Britni Zecha and her husband Mike of Topeka, and Crysti Mortimer of Wichita; five sisters, Annette Britton of Great Bend, Paulette Granger and her husband Lester of Burdett, Audrey Fry and her husband Randy of Great Bend, Bonnie Strobel and her husband Jerry of Seward, and Billie Lohr and her husband Travis of Great Bend; two brothers, Mike Mortimer and his wife Teresa of Stafford, and Andrew Mortimer of Minneola; thirteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, and one sister, Charlotte Cranston.
Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 23, at Bryant Funeral Home with Father Ted Stoecklein officiating. Burial will be at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Seward. Visitation will be from 1-9 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 2-4 p.m., Sunday, at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to Matthew Mortimer Funeral Expense Fund, in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net
Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home*
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS 67530
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune May 20, 2016.