Cameron ‘Mort’ L. Breitung, 87, of La Crosse, died peacefully on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Hillview Health Care Center in La Crosse. He was born in Pepin, Wis., on May 9, 1932 to Cornelius and Ethel Breitung. He married Alice Larson in November, 1955 in Waumandee, Wis. They later divorced.
Mort enjoyed dancing, especially to polka music. He also enjoyed fishing, and hunting. He is a veteran of the Korean War where he served in the Army Artillery division. He drove truck for Slaby Trucking, worked at the dirt racetrack with his family in Fountain City, and then retired in 1994 from Badger Foundry in Winona after 27 years.
Mort is survived by his children Greg (Barb) Breitung of Onalaska, Wis., Terry (Sue) Breitung of Tomah, Wis., Shelly (Jeff) Konter of Sheboygan, Wis., Cory (Darcy) Breitung of Prior Lake, Minn., and Todd (Dawn) Breitung of West Salem, Wis.; 14 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Lonnie Breitung of Pepin, Wis., and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his sister Betty, and brothers Donald, Neil, and Daniel.
A celebration of life will be held at 12:00 PM on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at the VFW Post 10406, 100 Michaels Street, Cochrane, Wis. Family and friends may visit from 10:00 AM until the time of the service. Burial will be held in Oakwood Cemetery in Pepin, Wis., at a later date.