Nelson-Berna Funeral Home and Crematory

4520 North Crossover Road, P.O. Box 8982, Fayetteville, AR

Phone: 479-521-5000

Paul Michael Mortensen

Fayetteville, AR

1954 - 2013

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Published: August 13, 2013

Paul Michael Mortensen, 59, of Fayetteville, Ark., died on Aug. 8, 2013. He was born in Racine, Wis., on June 9, 1954. He was the son of Eric Edward and Patricia Carol Mortensen.

He will be missed by his wife of 31 years, Laura; son, David, and daughter, Leigh, and their spouses, Jackie and Jeremy. He is also survived by his parents; sister-in-law, Kathy, and husband, John; nephews, Mike and Dan, and their wives, Melissa and Erin. Wisconsin relatives include aunts, Vera, Joyce and Nancy; cousins, Kris, Kim, Julie and Jim; as well as many more loving family members.

Paul received a bachelor's of architecture from the University of Arkansas in 1980. He loved architecture, working with clients and looking at the technical side of structures.

Paul will be remembered for his quick wit, gentle spirit and kind heart. He was a precious son, loving husband and wonderful father.

He was a member of the AIA, NCARB, a certified University of Arkansas Razorback track official, the Golden Touch Craps Club and an avid model railroad enthusiast. He loved to dance to his favorite local bands and listen to the blues.

Services will be held Thursday evening at 7 p.m. at the Fellowship of the Hills Church at 2783 Mount Comfort Road, Fayetteville. A get-together will be held following the memorial service at the Hog Haus restaurant, in their upstairs dining room.

Nelson-Berna Funeral Home and Crematory of Fayetteville handled the cremation arrangements.

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