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Roger Charles Morris

Born: Fri., May 22, 1936
Died: Sat., Mar. 9, 2019

Family to do services at later date

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Roger Charles Morris, age 82, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at home on March 9, 2019 after a lengthy illness. He was born on May 22, 1936 to Alma (Meiss) and Clarence Morris. He married Kathleen Parry in 1957. He is survived by his son, Roger Alan (Jianing) Morris of Bloomington, Indiana and daughter, Ruth (Ralph) Johnston of Valparaiso; sister Jeanette Ellian of Fredonia, NY; sister Kay (Walt) Lindemeyer of Greensboro, NC; and half-sibling Joanne Johnson of Indiana; granddaughters Lia Morris of San Diego, CA, Lena Morris of Berlin, Germany; grandsons Roger, Jr. and Andy Morris of Bloomington, IN; Evan and Zachary Johnston of Valparaiso, IN and many nieces and nephews. Roger was preceded death by his wife of 56 years, Kate; infant son, Roger Charles, Jr.; father, Clarence and mother, Alma; brother, Charles; and half-siblings, Lena Babs, Betty Casterling, Louise Cromey, Ralph Morris, Arletta Walker, Chris Zimmerman, and Paul Zimmerman as well as many nieces and nephews. A graduate of Wheeler High School in 1955, Roger worked as a millwright at U.S. Steel in the Sheet and Tin Division. After being drafted in the Army, he served in Korea after the conflict. He worked in construction and served as a handyman for most of his life. His retirement job was at Hopkin’s Ace Hardware in Chesterton for many years. In the 1970s, he was a baseball coach for State Park Little League. He has participated with the Duneland Seniors and was a poll worker for many years. He loved to cook and had a heart for serving others. There will be a celebration of life later. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to the Dunes Hospice and Porter County Animal Shelter. Arrangements are under the care of White-Love Funeral Home, Chesterton, IN. Memories may be shared at: www.whitelovefuneralhome.com.

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   Posted Tue March 12, 2019
Roger and Ruth: We were both so sorry to read of your Dad's passing. We have many connections with the Morris Family. Your Mom Kate working with me at Hooks; Both of you going to High School with our kids Jeff and Wendy; shopping at Hopkins where he and I would share memories of the "good old days" and he was always helpful when I needed a widget or a what-sha-ma-call it and he knew what it was and how to use it.
Once again' our condolences.
Roger & Eileen Nelson

Eric Graham
   Posted Wed March 13, 2019
I was one of those players he coached in Little League. I remember him as an excellent coach, but more importantly a kind and generous man. My condolences to all those surviving who he loved and who loved him.

marilyn Rosenbaum
   Posted Fri March 15, 2019
Marilyn & George Rosenbaum
I have known Roger since grade school as he was a year behind me in school at Wheeler. My husband met him more recently. Roger was one of the kindest, most compassionate gentlemen I have ever met and it was a pleasure knowing him and having him as a lifelong friend. He would do anything in his power for anyone. We will truly miss him; however he is now with his beloved Kate and we look forward to seeing them together one day. Our deepest sympathy to both of you which we have heard about from him.May God bless your precious memories and thank you for calling us. In God's love. Marilyn

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