Garald P Morris, 88, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died December 29th, 2012 at Hilltop Estates in Gothenburg.
He was born October 19th, 1924, in Gothenburg, to Lee and Eva (Adams) Morris.
On December 14th, 1942, Garald enlisted in the Navy and served in World War II in the Pacific theater on an aircraft carrier until when he was honorable discharged on February 1st, 1946, with a rank of Seaman First Class.
Garald married Ruth I. Roe in Lexington, Nebraska, on May 19th, 1947.
He was an avid member of the American Legion, the VFW and the American Lutheran Church in Gothenburg. Garald enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing, and hunting.
Watching sports was a favorite pass time, particularly when there was a Nebraska Volleyball or Football game on.
Survivors include his son, Perry (Rose) Morris; daughters: Jonie (Elmer) Birnie, Ramona (Larry) Gronewold, Charlene Morris and her god daughter, Kelsey Houchin; granddaughters: Jody Preitauer, Tara Bohr, Wendy Wilkins; grandsons: Shane Gronewold, Gary Morris, Michael Moses; great-grandsons: Jake Preitauer, Brady Preitauer, Clay Bohr, Devan Wilkins, Brandon Wilkins, Kaiden Wilkins; great-granddaughters: Sierra Gronewold, Skylar Gronewold, Claira Bohr; sister, Mary (Scott) Ward, special friend Vi Quig, along with numerous niece, nephews and extended family.
Garald was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ruth I. Morris; infant daughter, Ruth Ann Morris; brothers, Bill Morris, and Gene Morris.
Services were held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel on January 2nd, 2013, with Pastor Larry Viter officiating.
Interment followed in the Fort McPherson National Cemetery, Maxwell, Nebraska.
Memorials may be given to the Central Plains Home Health and Hospice Agency, P.O. Box 207, Cozad, NE 69130 or Gothenburg Senior Center, 410 20th St., Gothenburg, NE 69138.
To sign the online guest book, go to www.blasestrauser.com.