(CNN) - Former Vice President Walter Mondale underwent successful heart surgery on Wednesday in Rochester, Minnesota.
"He is resting comfortably and is expected to make a full recovery. His family requests privacy at this time," the Mayo Clinic said in a statement.
Mondale's wife, Joan, died earlier this month and her memorial service was held this past weekend.
Mondale, 86, served under President Jimmy Carter and was the Democratic nominee for President in 1984. He lost that election to Ronald Reagan.
He mounted a candidacy to return to the U.S. Senate from Minnesota, but lost that election in 2002.
No other information was provided about the reason for Mondale's surgery or what procedure was performed.
God Speed Mr. Mondale.
Al the best to Former Vice President Walter Mondale , and to a full recover .
My sincerest condolences go out to Vice President Mondale over the loss of Mrs. Mondale. I was fortunate enough to meet them In
My thoughts go out to Vice President Mondale and his family in this time of sorrow. I was fortunate to meet the Vice President and Mrs. Mondale in Djakarta in 1978 while serving at the American Embassy. They were personable, concerned and involved. I wish him a speedy recovery and continued good health.
Won't be long now, make your peace old man.
Good luck!! Many returns of the day!!! Dude, we pray, you will be alright!! God bless.