Obit: Morris, Charles Lee Jr. (1931 - 2018)
Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt
Surnames: Fuglsang, Gaston, Lund, Milyard, Morris, Towne
----Source: The Nash-Jackan Funeral Home (Ladysmith, WI) 4/30/2018
Morris, Charles Lee Jr. (10 APR 1931 - 27 APR 2018)
Charles Lee Morris, Jr., 87, of Ladysmith died Friday, April 27, 2018 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, WI.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Elizabeth and children: Charles & Cathy of Aledo, TX; Sterling & Linda of Joliet, IL; Pamela & Norman Gaston of Shabbona, IL; Robin of Ladysmith, 9 grandchildren: Andrew, Jason, Kristin, Christy, Amanda, Nicholas, Kimberly, Matthew and Michelle. 32 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 4:00 P.M. at the Bruce American Legion with Legion Chaplains Dale Lund and Wally Fuglsang officiating. Friends may call for an hour prior to the service at the Legion hall.
A second memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the DeKalb Seventh-Day Adventist Church at 4:00 P.M. in DeKalb, IL. Friends may call at the church from 2:00 P.M. until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given on behalf of Charles Morris to the Bruce American Legion 834 N. Main Street Bruce, WI 54819.
----Source: The Ladysmith News (Ladysmith, WI) 4/30/2018
Charles Lee Morris Jr., 87, of Ladysmith, died peacefully after a short illness on Friday, April 27, 2018 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire. He was surrounded by his loving family.
Charles was born on April 10, 1931 in Salida, Colo., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles and Margarette (Milyard) Morris Sr. His early life was spent in Colorado, New Mexico and then Illinois, where he met and married Elizabeth Anne Towne of Oswego, Ill. on May 13, 1950.
Chuck joined the Navy at age 19, serving in the Mediterranean aboard the USS Macomb (Mine Sweeper) during the Korean conflict. He became a commercial painter when discharged, working in the Chicagoland area for 39 years.
In 1973 he accepted Christ as his Savior and began a life of service to his Lord. He was an avid student of the Bible. A self-taught mason, he bricked the Seventh-day Adventist Church in DeKalb, Ill. in 1977 where he was a church elder and lay preacher.
After moving to Ladysmith in 1993 with his wife Elizabeth, he joined the Bruce American Legion and remained a member for over 25 years. Eight years later he became the commander of the Bruce American Legion and bingo caller, serving for more than 17 years.
Chuck was known by family and friends for his quick wit, keen mind, ready smile, goofy personality and twinkle in his eye. He lived his religion out by his actions showing kindness and love. He had a great love for his family and will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Elizabeth and children, Charles (Cathy) of Aledo, Texas, Sterling (Linda) of Joliet, Ill., Pamela (Norman) Gaston of Shabbona, Ill. and Robin of Ladysmith. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, Andrew, Jason, Kristin, Cristy, Amanda, Nicholas, Kimberly, Matthew and Michelle; 32 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and great-grandson, Michael Gaston.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 5 at the Bruce American Legion, 834 N. Main Street, Bruce. Visitation will be at 3 p.m. with a memorial service at 4 p.m. A second memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 19 at the DeKalb Seventh-day Adventist Church, 300 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, Ill. Visitation will be at 2 p.m. and memorial service at 4 p.m.
Chuck will be interred in a private ceremony at Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spooner.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given on behalf of Charles Morris to Bruce American Legion, 834 N. Main St., Bruce, WI, 54819.
To share a memory or send an online condolence go to www.nash-jackan.com.
The family would also like to send a special thanks to all the hospital caregivers at Rusk County and Sacred Heart Hospitals for their loving care during Chucks last days.
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