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

Robert L. Morlan passed on to be with the Lord on Nov. 14, 2008 at the Davis County Hospital in Bloomfield, Iowa.

He was born in Hudson, Iowa, on May 8, 1921. He was in the U.S. Navy during World War II as an Aviation Machinist Mate and instructor of airplane instruments from February 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 Aitkin, 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.

He is survived by his wife, Violet; son, Jack (Paula) Morlan, Des Moines, Iowa; daughters, Jill (Gerald) Jencks, Marion, Iowa, JoEllen (Lenny) Espeseth, Atikin, Julie (Kurt) Swaim, Bloomfield, Iowa, and Jane Morlan, Bloomfield, Iowa; as well as six grandsons, two granddaughters, five great-grandsons and four great-granddaughters. He is also survived by his sisters, Jean Spring and Caroline Moore, Centerville, Iowa, and Reva Burgess, Marion, Iowa; brother, Roger Morlan, Roundup, Mont.; and many wonderful in-laws, nephews, nieces and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Ella Mae Morlan; sisters, Aletha (Pink) Swimm, Lucille Duty, Erma Kilpatrick; and brothers, Lorance, Cecil and Max.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Davis County Hospital Long Term Care Garden, Hospice of Wapello/Davis County or Missions Funds of the Centerville Assembly of God Church or Fairview Church of the Brethren of Unionville, Iowa.

There was a private family/relative funeral service Nov. 19 at the Fairview Church of the Brethren (Robert's home church where his Grandfather was the founder/pastor).

Published in the Aitkin Independent Age
November 19, 2008

Created by: Melinda Morse, R.N.
Record added: Nov 19, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31562796
Robert L. Morlan
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