Robert F. Morris

Age 85, of Mason, MI, passed away January 10, 2016.  He was born May 6, 1930, in St. Louis, Michigan, to Francis and Eunice Morris.  Bob worked in the building industry most of his life, most recently with the State of Michigan Department of Correction.  He was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church and enjoyed motorcycles, auto body work, golf and bowling.

Surviving are:  his wife of 40 years, Marcelene Morris; 5 children, Kathleen (Vern) Demorest, Pam (Doug) Krause, Randall (Pamela) Smith, Debbie (George) Mason and Mark (Carol) Smith; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild; 2 brothers, Bill (Helen) Morris and Eugene Morris; and 3 sisters, Ethelyn Meredith, Carolyn Kribs and Claudia (Gary) Hultgren.  He was preceded in death by a son, Robert E. Morris and by his parents.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 15, 2016, at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 7910 E. St. Joe Hwy., Lansing, with The Rev. William Wangelin officiating.  His family will receive friends at the church from 12:00 noon until service time on Friday.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Our Savior Lutheran Church in memory of Robert Morris.  Online condolences may be left for his family at

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Annette Garland
January 12, 2016 at 9:51 am

Marcy, you, Deb, and the rest of your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Hoping to make it up for the service, if Mother Nature and my physical therapist allows. As always, you are in my heart.

Marty Seling
January 12, 2016 at 7:46 pm

Deepest sympathies going out to the entire family. A great guy, I have many fun memories of Bob and Gene from golf league years ago. Grace and Peace to all.

Mary Ann Metler
January 14, 2016 at 11:48 pm

Bob was my fathers best friend when I was a child. We (my family) spent many nights at his house while he and my father raced dirt bikes and go carts. I remember so many things about him and know he will be missed. Our prayers and love to his family from the Metler family.

Scharley Barry
January 16, 2016 at 3:54 am

My thoughts and prayers go out to Bob’s entire family. Robert Morris was my father’s friend,his cohort in many business schemes. I have many fond memories as a child of him ,and aunt Bev loading us up into a car for the drive in movies,car trips to Minnesota. The women and kids in one car and the men in another. I read my first play boy forum and later he teased me about spending too much time in the bathroom where he kept them.When a small child we all lived together in California and later here on the farm outside of Mason until he moved to Lansing. He gave me my first ride on a motorcycle and he was instrumental in founding the Jack Pine Motorcycle club.He was a brother inlaw to my mother and a good uncle to my brother and me. The last time I saw him at my grandmothers funeral he told me he would always be my uncle.Rest in peace Uncle Bob!


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