Kenneth Morrison, age 86,of Isanti died November 14, 2010 at GracePointe Crossing Gables West. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, November 19, 2010 at Trinity Lutheran Church in St. Francis with Rev. Jack Baumgarn officiating. A visitation will be held from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, November 18th at the church. Interment will be in Cambridge Union Cemetery.
Kenneth A. Morrison was born August 23, 1924 in St. Paul to Paul and Svea Morrison. He was raised and attended school in St. Paul. Ken then served in the Navy during World War II. After the service he returned to St. Paul. On June 4, 1949 he married Beulah Burton in Connorsville, Wisconsin. They made their home in St. Paul and the suburban area. In 1996 they moved to Princeton and then in 2007 they moved to Isanti. Ken was employed as a truck driver and was a member of Teamsters Local #120. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in St. Francis. Besides enjoying all of the family activities he had many interests; hunting, walking , just being outdoors, going to gun shows, enjoying sports, the Twins and Vikings, working on cars, playing horseshoe and collecting things. Ken also loved cooking , making soup, and being told how good everything was.
Kenneth Morrison died November 14, 2010 at Grace Pointe Crossing Gables West at the age of 86 years, 2 months and 21 days. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by 1 great-grandson; 1 sister; and by 5 brothers.
Ken is survived by his wife, Be of Isanti; 4 children, Pamela Chichila and Todd Moilanen of Isle, Tom Morrison of Danbury, Wisconsin, Susan (Leroy) Taylor of Ham Lake, Lisa (Shawn) Young of Isanti; 11 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Virginia King of Lake Elmo, Patricia Dokka of Alexandria; 3 brothers, Donald Morrison of St. Paul, Dennis (Rose) Morrison of Vadnais Heights, Matt (Avis) Morrison of Siren, Wisconsin; and by many other relatives and friends.
Lisa Young says
My dad passed on peacefully to Heaven. He loved the Lord and knew that because of what Jesus did for him, he would live eternally in the presence of God. He taught me about Jesus and I am blessed that he is my father. There is not a father that could love more than he did. He was so loving.
Doug and Rose Workman says
Tom, Mike ,Joanna and Lauren,
We’re so Sorry to hear about your Dad/Grandfather,
Our thoughts and Prayers are with you all at this sad time. Grief can be so hard during the Holidays, but our memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one this Holiday Season. God Bless.
Pamela Chichila says
Dad never once forgot to tell me that he loved me, no matter how good or bad things were, no matter how short or long our conversation was. Sometimes I didn’t feel like I was that lovable, but he always turned that around and made me feel better. I will always remember Dad as being the greatest example of love and a tender heart underneath that I have known. Even though he is gone, I can still feel his love. That is an awesome legacy.
Kim Chichila says
Grandpa was tough on the outside and tender on the inside, and he let both sides show through his sense of humor and outlook on life. He always made me laugh and always seemed genuinely interested in me as a person, not just because I was his granddaughter. Since I was little he let me know how much he loved me, and that family was the most important thing to him. I am grateful to have that influence in my life, and to be loved by such a great man. Grandpa will be missed, and I will always remember being a little girl, taking long walks with him up North along the dirt roads around Mille Lacs. I love you Grandpa.
lauren morrison says
Grandpa was the funniest most outspoken person i knew… He was so sweet yet so stubborn ..i remember going to visit him and grandma and always going home with candy or gum or anything that would make me smile and make annoyed…i remember grandpa answering the phone when solicitors called and telling them exactly what he thought of him and hearing grandma say “Kenneth” now knock that off….grandpa thought he was so silly when he would always stick his tounge out at me then make me ….i will miss you more then you can imagine grandpa and i will be forever grateful you were here to meet my son…i love you and we will meet again…thank you for showing me just how precious life and family is no matter what our flaws out…take care grandpa you will forever be missed <3
lauren morrison says
jeesh count on me to mess something up and forget some words…i meant to say he would give me candy to annoy dad
lauren morrison says
wow sorry family…i obviously need to work on double checking my work… i am delirious… i love u grandpa…