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Robert Lee Morlan
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Birth: May 8, 1921
Hudson
Black Hawk County
Iowa, USA
Death: Nov. 14, 2008
Bloomfield
Davis County
Iowa, USA

The following is Uncle Bob's Obituary: He is survived by his wife Violet; a son, Jack (Paula) Morlan of Des Moines, Iowa; 4 daughters, Jill (Gerald) Jencks of Marion, Iowa, JoEllen (Lenny) Espeseth of Atikin, Minnesota, Julie (Kurt) Swaim of Bloomfield, Iowa, Jane Morlan of Bloomfield, Iowa; as well as six grandsons, two granddaughters, five great-grandsons and four great-granddaughters. He is also survived by three sisters, Jean Spring and Caroline Moore of Centerville, Iowa and Reva Burgess of Marion, Iowa; one brother, Roger Morlan of Roundup, Montana, and many wonderful in-laws, nephews, nieces, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents George and Ella Mae Morlan; three sisters, Aletha (Pink) Swimm, Lucille Duty, Erma Kilpatrick; and three brothers, Lorance, Cecil and Max.
He was in the U.S. Navy during WWII as an Aviation Machinist Mate and instructor of airplane instruments from Feb. 1942 until October 1945 when he was honorably discharged. They farmed for 23 years in Appanoose and Davis Counties. In 1951 Robert was selected Master Corn Grower of Appanoose County. They also owned and operated Morlan's Jewelry in Bloomfield for 10 years during which Robert was president on the Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce for a few years as well as many community activities. He was an avid baseball fan and pitched softball until he was 56 years of age. He also loved to fish and in 1979 moved to Atikin, Minnesota, where they owned and operated a resort. Robert also opened a jewelry repair shop in Aitkin which he operated for 10 years and then they moved back to Iowa in 1988. He was a faithful member of the Centerville Assembly of God Church where he became an honorary member in 2002.
 (bio by: Barb Vavra) 
 
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 Parents:
  George Silas Morlan (1885 - 1954)
  Ella Mae Ogden Morlan (1892 - 1975)
 
 Spouse:
  Violet M. Hanshaw Morlan (1923 - 2016)
 
 Siblings:
  Lorance Kenneth Morlan (1907 - 1988)*
  Gertrude Aletha Morlan Swimm (1909 - 1987)*
  Cecil L. Morlan (1911 - 1980)*
  Lucille Morlan Duty (1913 - 1996)*
  George Max Morlan (1915 - 1917)*
  Reva Mae Morlan Burgess (1917 - 2013)*
  Erma Jessie Morlan Kilpatrick (1919 - 1957)*
  Robert Lee Morlan (1921 - 2008)
  Opal Caroline Morlan Moore (1923 - 2014)*
  Roger John Morlan (1927 - 2011)*
  Evelyn Jean Morlan Spring (1930 - ____)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fairview Cemetery
Udell
Appanoose County
Iowa, USA
 
Maintained by: gravewalker20
Originally Created by: Judy K. Roberts
Record added: Jan 05, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46367056
Robert Lee Morlan
Added by: Barb Vavra
 
Robert Lee Morlan
Added by: Judy K. Roberts
 
Robert Lee Morlan
Added by: Barb Vavra
 
 
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- Judy K. Roberts
 Added: Jan. 8, 2010
 
 
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