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Ronald R. Morrell

August 26, 1932 June 13, 2020
Ronald R. Morrell
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Ronald Ralph Morrell, age 87, of Rhinelander Wisconsin passed away peacefully at Marshfield Clinic on June 13, 2020 with his family by his side.

Ron was born in Green Bay Wisconsin in 1932 to Ralph W and Jean McCauley Morrell. He attended Green Bay public schools graduating from Green Bay West in June 1950. Ron was drafted into the US Army December, 1952 and served in Korea from May 1953-October 1954. He was honorably discharged in October, 29th 1954.

Ron enrolled in UW Stevens Point in August 1955 and graduated with a double major in Natural Resources and Biology in June 1959. Ron married Alice Decleene November 28th 1959 at St Mary's of DePeere. The newlyweds settled in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. After 2 years in Manitowoc, they were off to East Lansing Michigan to attend MSU Graduate School of Social Work graduating in June 1963.

The Morrell family ultimately settled in Rhinelander in July 1965. Ron is preceded in death by Ralph (Jean) Morrell and second wife Patricia Smaglick Morrell and step son Christopher Smaglick. He is survived by his loving family, children: Steven (Sue) Morrell, Amy (Dave) Gearing, Lynn (Tom) Johnson and Beth (Mark) Vandervest, James (Nancy) Smaglick Jr, Michael (Mary Tee) Smaglick, Maria (Paul) Smith and Shannon Smaglick; grandchildren: Justin (Dana), Tara, Jacob, Courtney (Caleb), Megan & Alli (Andrew), David, Kristine (Keith), Maren (Ed), Mathew, Katelyn, Sam & Max; great grandchildren: James, Sawyer, Emma, Hailey and Braxton.

He will be remembered by his love of fishing, camping and outdoors. He was a kind, loving and devoted family man!

Memorial donations can go to Meals on Wheels in Rhinelander, Wisconsin.

A memorial service will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church, 8950 Co Hwy J, Woodruff, WI 54568 on August 29th at 11:00am.

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11:00 AM 8/29/2020 11:00:00 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church

8950 County Hwy J
Woodruff, WI 54568

Holy Family Catholic Church
8950 County Hwy J Woodruff 54568 WI
United States

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