Vivian R. Morrell, age 75, of Isanti died June 19, 2010 at her home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, June 23rd at Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel with Father James David Hahn officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment Isanti Union Cemetery.
Vivian Ruth Morrell was born July 29, 1934 in Bismarck, North Dakota to Frank and Violet Alyea. She was baptized in the Catholic faith and was raised in the Bismarck area. On July 22,1953 she married Larry Morrell and they made their home in Bismarck. In 1964 they moved to the Minneapolis area and then in 1966 they moved to Isanti. Vivian enjoyed researching the family roots and was into genealogy. She collected Beanie Babies, enjoyed gardening and her flowers, pull tabs, bingo, going to the casino and chicken drummies.
Vivian is survived by her husband, Larry of Isanti; four children, Rick (Joy) Morrell of Ogilvie, Donna Nutter of Isanti, Patty Freidland of Arden Hills, Randy Morrell of Isanti; eight grandchildren, Melissa, Trevor, David, Sarah, Crystal, Brandon, Meranda and Tiffani; 14 great-grandchildren; one brother, Chuck Alyea of Bismarck; and by many other relatives and friends. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by infant son, Patrick; three brothers; and two sisters.