Robert W. Morris, 77 of Wayne, NE


Robert W. Morris, 77, of Wayne, Nebraska died on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Pender Community Hospital in Pender, Nebraska. Funeral services for Bob will be held on Friday, April 4, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Wayne; Pastor Sylvia Karlsson will be officiating. A visitation with the family present will be held on Thursday from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Wayne. Burial with military honors will be in the Greenwood Cemetery of Wayne. Memorials may be directed to Bob’s family for later designation. Arrangements are under the direction of Bressler – Munderloh – Smith Funeral Home of Wakefield.

Robert W. Morris

Robert W. Morris

Bob was born on June 7, 1936 in Carroll, NE, the son of John and Sophia (Stahl) Morris. He was baptized and confirmed at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Wayne. In 1954, Bob graduated from Wayne High School. After graduation he joined the United States Air Force; working as a crypto operator while serving in Alaska and Maryland from 1954 until 1958. After his service, Bob returned to Wayne and was united in marriage to Betty Longe on May 29, 1959 at Redeemer Lutheran Church. To this union two children were born: Jere and Jeanne. For a short time, he worked as a milk hauler from farm places to the dairy. He later worked for Wayne State College as a heating and cooling engineer in the campus energy plant. Bob retired in 2008. One of the greatest gifts Bob gave his family was being grandpa to Jeremy. Bob was always there for Jeremy and his parents. A majority of Bob’s free time was spent attending area sporting events, particularly Legion baseball. Bob was an avid reader of newspapers and books. He enjoyed having coffee with his friends, and loved the time spent with the children his wife Betty cared for in their home.

Bob is survived by his wife Betty of Wayne, NE, son Jere Morris of Omaha, NE, daughter Jeanne (John) Vezner of Papillion, NE, a grandson Jeremy Vezner, sisters Maxine Trautman of Longmont, CO, Arline Lurz of Beemer, NE, Jannabelle (Lynn) Gamble of Wayne, NE a brother Dennis (Kaye) Morris of Wayne, NE and a brother-in-law Glenn “Ole” (Alice) Longe of Whittier, CA.

He was preceded in death by his parents John and Sophia, in-laws Bill and Eva (Flynn) Longe, and brothers-in-law Don Longe, Garry Trautman and Lawrence Lurz.

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