Frank H. Tortat

Frank H. Tortat

March 18, 1926 - October 10, 2019

Frank H. Tortat, 93, of rural Keosauqua, passed away on Thursday, October 10, 2019, at his home.

Frank was born on March 18, 1926, in Jefferson County, Iowa the son of William Albert & Vera Grace Parsons Tortat. He was united in marriage to JoAnne Baker on September 29, 1946 at Fremont, Iowa. She preceded him in death on August 9, 1995. He later was united in marriage to Mary Anderson on May 17, 1996 at Fort Madison, Iowa. She preceded him in death on January 19, 2014. Frank started his farming career at the age of 12 and continued until his death and was a carpenter for several years as well. Frank has lived in Van Buren County most of his life. He attended the Pilgrim Nazarene Church in Mt. Pleasant.

He is survived by his children, Kaye (Terry) Morrow and Janice McTee all of Mt. Pleasant, his grandchildren, Bradley Morrow, Angela Morrow, Theodore McTee, Nick (Fran) McTee, Melissa (Patrick) Stapleton, his great-grandchildren, Elisha (Zack) Biehn,
Elexa, Delphia and Barrett, 2 great great-grandchildren, Zaden and Adisen. 3 step-sons, Marvin (Juanita) Anderson, Bruce Anderson and Scott (Sharon) Anderson, several step- grandchildren, step-great grandchildren and step-great great-grandchildren.

Frank was preceded in death by his parents, his wives JoAnne & Mary, one daughter Darlene, a son George, his brother Julius and a sister Margaret.

Graveside Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at the McCormick Cemetery at Highland Center with Reverend David Taylor officiating. Friends may call after 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the Murphy Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant where the family will be present from 4 to 6 p.m. that evening. Memorials may be directed to Every Step Hospice in his memory.

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