- George R. Morris
- Date of Death:
- Jun 26, 2012
- Location of Service:
- Rupp Funeral Home, Inc. - Monroe
George R. Morris
June 9, 1922 – June 26, 2012
George R. Morris, 90, of Monroe died at 6:50 p.m. Tuesday at Mercy Memorial Hospital.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at Rupp Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Rev. Karl Fuhlbrigge will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Monroe.
George was born June 9, 1922 in Monroe, he was the son of Sam W. and Hulda (Reisig) Morris. He was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church and attended Monroe High School. He married Dorothy M. Wright September 27, 1947 at St. Patrick Church, Carleton.
George served in the Merchant Marines for six years, on the Great Lakes, he was a Merchant Seaman and Vessel Officer. He never lost his love of the water, whether the sailing vessel was large or small.
Cars, motorcycles and the auto industry were also great interests for him. He was employed by Ford Motor Company for 24 years as an engineer at the Dearborn Engineering facility. After retiring, he spent many days tinkering away with his car collection. He was active in local politics, never afraid to voice his opinions or concerns. He had also served as Monroe Township Supervisor for 2 years.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years Dorothy M. Morris of Monroe; three sons, Timothy M. (Janice) of La Jolla, California, Douglas G. Morris of Monroe and Patrick A. Morris of Melbourne Beach, Florida; two daughters, Rebecca M. Navarre of Palm Springs, California and Janet M. Morris of Monroe; a sister, Virginia Bialko of Monroe; four grandchildren, Ashley and Alex Wellhousen, Christopher Morris and Marie Navarre-Elsey; a step-granddaughter, Tiesha Keister, a great grandchild and three step-great grandchildren. George loved and enjoyed his grandchildren very much, always taking time to talk with them, play games or go for a ride on the tractor, never tiring of their curiosity and energy.
He is preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Sam, John and Jim Morris, a sister, Gertrude Morris and a grandson, Matthew Ryan Morris.
Online condolences may be sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com.
- Location of Services:
- Rupp Funeral Home, Inc.
- 2345 South Custer Road