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Clifford R. Morse

Clifford R. Morse, 90, of St. Paul, died Monday, Nov. 30, 2009, at the Heritage Living Center in St. Paul. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Peters Funeral Home in St. Paul. The Rev. Joseph Javorsky will officiate. Burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery in St. Paul. Visitation will be Wednesday at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Mr. Morse was born on April 10, 1919, at St. Paul, the son of Harrison and Edith (Johnson) Morse. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn M. Morse. He is survived by three sons and one daughter-in-law, Gary Morse of Grand Island, Roger and Linda Morse of St. Paul and John Morse of Omaha; two daughters and sons-in-law, Connie and Ken Obermeier of Concord, NC and Sandi and Mark Witherbee of Omaha; and one sister, Darlene Stewart of Grand Island. He is also survived by a daughter-in-law, Pat Morse of Kearney; 14 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Ruth and Harvey Johansen of Grand Island; and a special friend, Darlene Dorszynski of St. Paul. Clifford grew up on the family farm northeast of St. Paul and attended District No. 12 rural school. Upon completing his education he farmed with his family. He was united in marriage to Evelyn M. Anderson on Nov. 25, 1939, in Grand Island. The couple lived and farmed northeast of St. Paul until the early 1960’s, when they moved to a farm in the Midway area northwest of St. Paul. Clifford also sold feed and seed corn for many years. Evelyn died on June 3, 1992. He continued to live on the farm until 2005, when he moved to the Matelyn Retirement Community in St. Paul. In Aug. 2008, he moved to the Heritage Living Center, where he lived the rest of his life. He was a longtime member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Grand Island. He and Evelyn enjoyed dancing, fishing and spending time with family and friends at their cabin at Sherman Lake. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Barb Tyson; one son, Larry Morse; one brother, Ray Morse; and one great-great-grandson, Moses Morse. In lieu of flowers and plants, the family requests that memorials be made to the family’s choice.

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Our Deepest Sympathy to the Morse family. Clifford was a great guy.Keep your faith and memories close to your heart they gifts from God. Dale Elaine Jeff Brandon and Macey Nowak

Elaine Dec 7 2009 12:00 AM

Gary, Pat and all of you, so sorry for your loss, I can picture Clifford sitting at the Legion Club, I always tried to remind him of who I was (or still am). He would be at the furthest barstool to the east. I have such great memories of growing up in St. Paul. I graduated with Barb and Larry was in my class also. Thinking of you.

Francie Ostermeier Dec 1 2009 12:00 AM