Joseph Michael James (Fleming) Mortensen died unexpectedly June 27, 2011. He was born in Seattle Aug. 25, 1983, and lived in Ravensdale his entire life.
He attended Tahoma High School. Some of his best memories were made growing up.
He was a loyal fan to his home sports teams the Seahawks, Mariners and Huskies. On weekends he could be found watching the game while having a barbecue, bonfire, horseshoe or poker game with his closest friends.
He was the manager at Regal Auto Care and Tire Factory in Auburn.
When he was a child, playing baseball was his livelihood. His best baseball season was when he coached his son Antonio in 2008 for the Maple Valley Pony baseball team, the Fireball Monsters.
He was preceded in death by his brother Matthew Fleming and grandfather Stanley Fleming.
He is survived by his children Antonio, Alexis, Troy and Trey Mortensen; fiance Tonya Rieman; parents Perry and Ann Fleming; brothers Cloud Fleming and Christipher Mortensen; sister Amanda Tjossem; and grandmother Mary Ellen Fleming.
A memorial service will take place at 1 p.m. Friday, July 8, at Weeks’ Funeral Home in Buckley. The committal will be at Evergreen Memorial Park in Enumclaw. Please sign the online guest book at www.weeksfuneralhomes.com.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been set up for the children at any U.S. Bank.