Most know I’m a man of many words.
My dear father-in-law Curt Mortimer -one of my best friends, mentors and examples of kindness was not.
Today He went for a walk and quietly passed on to Jesus, his dear wife Dawn, a son whom he had lost to disease many years ago and to others he loved deeply and well. He left a large family behind who adored and shall ever adore him.
Curt was an incredibly gifted educator and poet. Being wise, deeply thoughtful, economical, humble, even shy he yet served and was a friend and patient counselor to many people.
Curt loved to laugh, like most folks (me too) from Wisconsin loved cheese and the outdoors and of course the Packers 🙂 Most of all he loved Jesus and people.
He was truly one of the kindest people I have ever known.
Here are two photos I took, one just four days ago at table in our Garden Room at JPUSA in Chicago, the other from one of our frequent trips to the woods, this time near Monee, Illinois only two weeks past.
He inspired me and continues to… and I could not be more certain we will be together before the Lord in God’s good timing.
For now, goodbye my precious, amazing friend!