John Mortsfield

picturePatoka – John J. Mortsfield, 86, of Patoka passed away January 17, 2014 at his home.

He was born on June 14, 1927 in Detroit, Mich., the son of John & Anna (Dittmann) Mortsfield. He married Janet “Jo” Bricker in Toledo, Ohio, on January 1, 1957.

John formerly called “John Boy” was a retired truck driver for Jenkins Trucking & served in the Navy during WWII.

He is survived by his wife Janet Mortsfield of Patoka; two sons Todd Mortsfield and wife Mari of Michigan, Eric “EJ” Mortsfield of Patoka; daughter Anna Limaye & husband Ajit of Oregon; two granddaughters Emily & Elizabeth; grandson Grant; step-grandchildren Samantha & Cobian; great-grandson Issac.

He was preceded in death by his son Paul; grandson Lucas; his parents; four brothers; and four sisters.

Memorial services for John J. Mortsfield will be held at 3 p.m Tuesday at Day Macz Funeral Home in Patoka.

Visitation will be from 2 until 3 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Pratt Cemetery and will be received by the Day Macz Funeral Home. Memories of John and on-line condolences may be sent to