Jack R. Morgan, 90, of Grand Island, Neb., died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at
his home with family by his side.
Memorial services with military rites are at 11 a.m. Monday at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories. Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Jack was born July 24,
1927, at Cedar Rapids, Iowa,
to Rollie and Carrie (Robison) Morgan. He grew up and graduated from high school in Webster, Iowa. Jack was united in marriage to Andree McLean on Jan. 4, 1953, at Wapello, Iowa. Together, they raised their family in the Cedar Rapids area and lived there for nearly 60 years, while Jack worked in drafting and design at Rockwell Collins for 35 years. About five years ago, Jack and Andree moved to Grand Island to a retirement home to be closer to family.
He entered the U.S. Army in 1948, serving during the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1953.
He was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, American Legion Post 0572 in Fairfax, Iowa, and the Korean War Association. Jack was an avid fisherman, making his own lures and rods, a proud gardener, and especially loved spending time with family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Andree; son, Kyle Morgan of Tucson, Ariz.; daughter, Kim (Ed) Conroy of Grand Island; grandchildren, Bob Morgan of Tucson, Colleen Morgan of Tucson, Justin (Jennifer) Conroy of West Des Moines, Iowa, and Katie (Michael) Hoesche of Haleiwa, Hawaii, and their children, Abel and Owen; a sister-in-law, Lorna McLean of Dubuque, Iowa; and many nieces and nephews.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Joan McLean; his granddaughter, Adrienne Morgan; sisters-in-law, Carol Hervey and Norma McLean; and brothers-in-law, Jim Hervey, Neal McLean, Douglas McLean and Harold McLean.
Memorials are suggested to the Hall County Hero Flight Association, 131 S. Locust, Grand Island, NE 68801.
Please leave a message or tribute to the Morgan family on the website www.cedarmemorial.com under Obituaries.
Posted on Friday, 3 November 2017