Frances E. Morse, 95

Published 10:42 am Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Frances E. Morse, 95 of Austin, died Friday, July 29, 2011, at her family home, the same house she was born in and lived all of her life.

Frances Morse

Frances was born Jan. 29, 1916, to Frank and Clara (Fischer) Felch. She attended Burr Oak Country School and graduated from Austin High School in 1934. Frances married George F.D. Morse on Sept. 18, 1943.

Frances was a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church where she belonged to the UMW. For many years, Frances was very involved and enjoyed her time working in the church nursery. She was a member of the Hoe and Grow Garden Club.

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She was preceded in death by her parents; infant twin son, Charles; husband, George and sister, Florence Peterson.

Frances is survived by her children, George (Kathryn) Morse of Austin, David (Patricia) Morse of Austin, Linda (Vic) Nerad of St. Ansgar, Iowa, Kevin Morse of Austin; eight grandchildren, Dwayne Morse of Austin, Lana (Steve) Clark of Austin, Daryl Morse of Austin, Lisa (Jim) Carley of Altoona, Iowa, David Morse of Austin, Laura (Jon) Stroup of Rose Creek, Angela (Wes) Haugebak of St. Ansgar, Brian (Karen) King of St. Ansgar; great-grandchildren, Caitlin, Courtney, Briana, Rebecca, Madison, Taylor, Avery, Audrey, Ruby, Josie, Morgan and Connor; nieces and nephews.

Casket bearers will be Dwayne Morse, Lana Clark, Daryl Morse, Lisa Carley, David Morse, Laura Stroup, Angela Haugebak and Brian King.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Marilee Benson officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church for one hour before the service on Wednesday.

Memorials are preferred to the First United Methodist Church.

Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.