Eugene Kenneth MorrisAugust 16, 1934 ~ August 22, 2017 (age 83)
Eugene Kenneth Morris, 83, of Houghton Lake passed away on Tuesday August 22, 2017 at Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital.
Gene was born on August 16, 1934 in Homestead Township, Benzie County, Michigan to Oscar and Helen (Stormfeltz) Morris. He grew up in the Benzie County and Muskegon areas. On March 22, 1953 in Wolf Lake, Mi., Gene was married to Beverly June Cruson. He worked as a Maintenance Supervisor for Motor Wheel for many years. Gene was an avid fisherman and loved teaching the grandchildren how to fish. He was also a handyman wrenching everything in sight and an excellent woodworker.
Surviving Mr. Morris are his three daughters, Sandra (Rory) Bergin of Taylor, Debra (Keith) Golden of KY, and Kimberly (Luke) Lepard of MD; three sons, Donald (Ruth) Morris of Mason, David (Lori) Morris of Williamston, and Phil (Marianne) Morris of Mason; nineteen grandchildren; twenty two great grandchildren; brother, Art Morris of Ellsworth; sister, Marie Forrester of Suttons Bay; and many nieces and nephews. Gene was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Beverly June Morris; two brothers, Leon, and Don; and sister, Berniece.
Funeral Services for Eugene Kenneth Morris will be conducted at 4:00 pm on Saturday August 26, 2017 from Christler Funeral Home, Houghton Lake Chapel with Rev. Bryan Thompson officiating. Interment will be in Highland Hillside Cemetery, Marion. Visitation will be held on Saturday August 26, 2017 from 2:00 pm until the time of the service at 4:00 pm. Memorial contributions in memory of Gene are asked to be directed to the American Cancer Society. Christler Funeral Home, Houghton Lake Chapel is serving the family. Condolences can be sent to the family online at www.christler-holdship.com
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