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Leroy Mohrfeld

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Leroy "Mort" Mohrfeld, age 87 of Elma, Iowa passed away on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at Floyd County Memorial Hospital in Charles City, Iowa. Leroy Otto "Mort" Mohrfeld was born on November 22, 1927 to Joseph and Sedona (Rauenbuehler) Mohrfeld in West Point, Iowa. His family moved to the Elma area when he was still young. Mort attended and graduated from Immaculate Conception Academy in 1945. Upon his graduation, Mort entered into the United States Army and served his country during World War II. When he received his honorable discharge in 1947 Mort returned home to Elma. He was united in marriage to Luva Mae Gue-Richmond on August 21, 1948 at Immaculate Conception Church in Elma. The couple continue to make their home in Elma where they raised their three daughters, Linda, LuRae and Laurie. Mort owned Standard Oil in Elma and was the Standard Oil Agent for the area, as well as a well-known business man. It wasn't until Mort retired that he turned his attention to farming which kept him busy throughout his golden years. Mort enjoyed fishing and took numerous trips to Northern Minnesota and Canada. After retiring, Mort and Luva Mae spent many winters in Arizona and Las Vegas. It was on these winter getaways that he began painting in his free time. However, he loved socializing and truly enjoying his down time with friends and family. Mort was a lifelong member of Immaculate Conception Church. He was also a member of Knights of Columbus, Elma American Legion, Elma Sportsman Club and in his early years a member of the Elma Fire Department. Mort is survived by his daughters, Linda (Linda Barnes) Mohrfeld of Las Vegas, NV; LuRae Mohrfeld of Elma and Laurie Van of Grapevine, TX; his grandson, Joey Barnes; two brothers, Lester Mohrfeld of Torrance, CA and Jerald (Evelyn) Mohrfeld of Austin, MN; his sisters, Marlys (Wally) Clark-Bustad of Austin, MN and Rosemary Prado of Fayetteville, NC and friends and family. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Luva Mae; his sister, Mary Kay Tvedt; sister-in-law, JoAnne Mohrfeld and brother-in-law, Rick Prado.

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  1. I have to be one of the lucky ones to post the fact that( Mort and Luva)were two very special people in my lifealong with their family ..I will always remember his special laugh..love you all

  2. Girls and family. Sorry for the loss of your father. I feel sad that we will be gone. We are headed to Arizona for a vacation on Tuesday. Love to all- Leroy Louise

  3. He was dear friend when I would come back to Elma to visit I would look for him he was one best things about Elma he will be missed. Timothy- Sue Pickett-Freidhof

  4. My prayers and thoughts go out to “Morts” family at this time of sorrow. God has gained another angel in heaven. He will be misssed as he and Luva were a special part of our neighborhood.

  5. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you! Wonderful memories of Mort and Luva growing up and through the years. Heaven has another great angel from Elma. Terri(Freidhof)Thayer

  6. So sad to read about Morts passing. What a kind and gentle man and I know you will miss him a lot. May you hold your memories close to your heart.

  7. So sorry to hear of Mort s passing. He was an icon to the town of Elma. We both enjoyed your parents. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. Dave Quam and Carol Burnikel.

  8. I remember Mort as he came to deliver fuel at my parents farm. He was a great man and always had a smile. May he rest in peace. All our thoughts and prayers. Jeanne Roder

  9. Please accept our sincere condolences. May the words quoted from this song bring you a measure of comfort as it did for us. “If a man should die, can he live again Hear the promise God has made He will call; The dead will answer. They shall live at his command. For he will have a longing For the work of his own hand. So have faith, and do not wonder, For our God can make us stand. And we shall live forever, As the work of his own hand “(Job 1413-15)

  10. To Leroys Family, You are in my thoughts prayers during this difficult time. I will close my eyes still see Mort driving by my house in his little blue truck. Luva can once again, give him ,”The Whats For!” So many of Elmas finest have passed. God Bless You All. Deb Morrison


  12. Jerry Heying What a great man to have been around growing up in the neighborhood with. Have a lot of memories to cherish. Mort will be missed.

  13. Lindy Beecher When an elder person leaves us, they will be missed. Mort is such a person. Mort will be missed. Mort and his family were always so supportive to the people around them. They were supportive of me and my family. Whether Mort was pumping gas or hauling livestock or celebrating with friends, he was always smiling and encouraging one to be happy with him. Now Mort is happy with his Maker. I am sure he will bring a smile to all of his old friends that he meets, as well as all the new ones that will now know him in the arms of the Lord.

  14. Mort and Luv, both in my childhood memories -Mort at our place loading pigs or delivering fuel – Luv with the school bus, including going into the ditch one winter night in front of Beechers on the Elma blacktop. Great people that left so many with great memories! David Boss

  15. Thinking of the Mohrfeld family as they celebrate and grieve the passing of their father. Passing on a thank you to all of you for sharing him with our family, neighborhood, and community. He will always bring a smile to my face when I think of him. The memories of the Standard Station, their dog, their cat and Laurie and her horse! The phone ringing so all the neighbors could hear. The hand me down clothes from Laurie. The semi pulling up to our house for our boys to catch a ride in or sit in the drivers seat. The chuckles from Mort as he spoke. The days when Mort would come over and have a glass or two. Take care Mohrfeld girls. Our sympathyAnn and Pat Loftus

  16. Thinking and praying for you and your sisters today. Mort is in a better place now. He and your mom certainly did a great job making and raising you 3 beautiful daughters. Love you my friend.

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