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Christ Lutheran Church
Saturday March 31st, 2018
9:30am - 10:30am

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Christ Lutheran Church
Saturday March 31st, 2018

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Murel Eugene Morrison

Murel E. Morrison, 60, of Lincoln, formerly of St. Paul, died Monday, March 26, 2018, at Sumner Place Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation in Lincoln. Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Christ Lutheran Church in St. Paul. The Rev. Thomas Clark will officiate. Inurnment will be in the Elmwood Cemetery in St. Paul. The family will greet friends one hour before time of the service at the church. Peters Funeral Home of St. Paul is assisting the family. Murel was born on March 2, 1958, in St. Paul, the son of H. Glenn and Alice E. (Huebner) Morrison. Murel grew up in St. Paul and attended a program for the mentally handicapped in Ord, before starting a program in St. Paul. He graduated from St. Paul High School and began a training program in Grand Island. Eventually, Murel returned to St. Paul to live. In 2003, he moved to Lincoln where he lived in several group homes before moving to Lancaster Manor. In 2015, Murel moved to the Blue Valley Lutheran Care Home in Hebron. In 2017, he returned to Lincoln to live at Sumner Place, where he lived the rest of his life. Murel always attended church wherever he lived. Christ Lutheran Church in St. Paul, Grace United Methodist in Lincoln and services at O.U.R. Homes and Blue Valley Lutheran Care Home. He participated in Special Olympics basketball and was an avid sports fan. His favorite teams were the St. Paul Wildcats, Nebraska Cornhuskers, Colorado Rockies and the Denver Broncos. He loved hunting with his brother, Paul and cross country skiing with his brother, Charles and playing UNO. He will be remembered most for being spotted on his bicycle riding around St. Paul and at every sporting event in St. Paul. He also rode his bicycle in many homecoming and GCA Days parades. He enjoyed watching the Dukes of Hazard, Price is Right and all-star wrestling. Murel was always quick with a hug and a kiss for everyone. He is survived by two brothers and one sister-in-law, Charles Morrison of Aurora, CO and Paul and Margi Morrison of Lincoln; niece, Alison and Darrin Riha of Lincoln; nephew, Joe and Laurie Morrison of Lincoln; uncle, Carl Huebner of St. Paul; and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the St. Paul High School Band and Athletic Programs.

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Charles, You have my sympathy on the death of your brother Murel. I'm sorry I was not able to come to his services. I have many pleasant memories of him. He was a neighbor for many years always friendly and with a smile and a wave. Gary and I lived right across the street from the rest home in St. Paul. Linda Peterson

Linda Peterson Apr 11 2018 1:32 PM

Hi Paul and Charles, I was the recipient many times of Murel's hugs whether it be in church or on the street downtown when I was home visiting. There is no doubt he touched many lives. I enjoyed watching the video and seeing past pictures bringing back many memories as well as the more current pictures of you two as well. I am saddened by Murel's death and yet more overjoyed by the fact that he is now home. May God give you peace that only He can give in this time of sorrow and may He continue to bless you and your families. Bob Oakeson

Bob Oakeson Mar 31 2018 9:54 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Murel Morrison

Gail Osler Mar 29 2018 7:49 PM

Cousin Murel could hit those 3 pointers with the bball long before there were 3 pointers! Mark Huebner

Mark Huebner Mar 29 2018 5:02 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Murel Morrison

Helen and Gale Lassen Mar 28 2018 10:01 PM

Murel was a very special person and touched so many peoples lives. I remember him AT ALL school functions cheering everyone on and many times had flowers for some. Love the photo of him with his decorated bike, he was our school mascot in all of the parades. He always had time to visit and give you a hug. He brought so much joy and happiness to our town. Rest in Peace, Murel. Love Velda Peters

Velda Peters Mar 28 2018 4:52 PM

I have known Murel since we were kids hanging out in the south end of St Paul. He had many favorite sayings and he used them all with me..."you're cute...you're fat...it's my birthday...bang you're dead" and I am sure I am forgetting some. He always had a hug and kiss for me...and occassionally we did the finger to the chest...what's this... head dip and tap the nose routine and sometimes a rib tickle thrown in. No matter what...it always ended with a hug and a kiss on the cheek. So many times I watched Murel proudly lead a parade or event on his bike or on the sideline. What a joy! I was gone from Nebraska for many years and it was truly a highlight seeing Murel and knowing that he still was being included in activities and still moving around the community each time I would be home for a visit. He was extremely loyal to his family and friends and his eyes would light up when I would ask him to tell Paul hi for me. I was sad when Murel moved to Lincoln, although it was the right time, but I was sad for me and happy for him because he would be close to Paul's family. Now Murel wasn't a saint and he made mistakes like all of us do and he could display a temper on occassion...but that never lasted long. As I grow older and begin the trip into my sunset years...I count my blessings that someone the caliber of Murel crossed my path...and as I travel those dusty backroads of my mind that I mention frequently...I can see that orange triangle flag coming down the street on the back of that red bike...I can see the watch on his arm...the radio on the bike...and the wave of the hand. I can even remember when he first grew a mustache...it was better than mine and he was proud of it! One thing is for certain...long after we all are gone...Murel will be remembered for being a pillar of the community and for what is right in a town of good people. You see...Murel didn't have a disability...he had an Ability. The Ability to bring out the best in people...to show people that you can live a great life no matter what obstacles are in front of you...he had an Ability to bring people together...and afforded all of us the opportunity to do better for others and to treat others with kindness and love. As I say goodbye, I encourage all of us to take the lessons Murel taught us and use them more frequently in our daily and personal lives. I will leave you with this thought...I wonder what the big guy upstairs thought the other day when Murel walked up to him...put a finger on his tummy...and said, "you're fat"...and then hugged him and kissed him on the cheek? Until we meet again... Mike

Mike McCann Mar 28 2018 10:20 AM

I have so many memories of Murel. We have been friends forever. Our mothers were best friends and so we saw each other often. When I moved back to St. Paul and had a family he loved my girls so much. He would ride his bike over to our house for a visit. After the girls graduated and left town he would ask where they were and to tell them hi every time I would see him. He never forgot a thing! Murel will always have a special place in my heart. He was a special special guy!

Nancy Vik Shindle Mar 27 2018 7:24 PM