Richard Gene Morse, Delavan, WI (1934-2014)
July 21, 1934 - February 12, 2014
Richard Gene Morse, 79,of Delavan, died at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center, Feb. 12, 2014,after a short illness. Richard was born July 21, 1934, in Sterling, IL, the son of Roy and Harriett (Dohner) Morse. Richard worked at STa-Rite Industries for many years as a machinist. Richard was an avid hunter and loved his cats. He could be found at the Delavan Post office, Del–Mart, which his brother Steve owned and operated, or at McDonalds working out the world’s problems with his coffee buddies.
Richard is survived by his children: Corrine Moore of Lake Geneva, WI, Melody Morse of Mesa, AZ, and Michelle (Kevin) Fish of Janesville; two grandchildren, Kristin and Lauren; five brothers: Thomas (Mary) Morse of Belvidere, IL, David (Shiela) Morse of Alabama, James (Bobbie) Morse of Joplin, MO, Dennis Morse of Kentucky, and Steve (Loree) Morse of Elkhorn. He was predeceased by two sisters and one brother.
A memorial gathering will be held from 4 until 6 p.m. at the BETZER FUNERAL HOME on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, followed by a reception at the Delavan American Legion Hall across the street from Betzer Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to VNA Hospice or Lakeland Animal Shelter.