Obit: Morris, Lorum Everett (1947 - 2013)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Amborn, Best, Carloss, Chwala, Day, Fischer, Johnson, Morris, Truax, Wald, Webster, Winger

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 06/20/2013

Morris, Lorum "Lem" Everett (8 APR 1947 - 14 JUN 2013)

Lorum "Lem" Everett Morris, former Hannibal resident, died at home in Eau Claire on June 14, 2013.

Lem was born on April 8, 1947 in Hannibal to Robert and Betty (Truax) Morris. He attended Hannibal Elementary School and graduated from Gilman High School in 1965. After graduation, he worked at Briggs and Stratton in Milwaukee and then was drafted into the Army and served for two years. He played running back in the Army football team.

Lem married Martha (Wald) Morris on February 8, 1969. They later divorced. From 1968 to 1973 he worked at Presto Industries in Eau Claire. After that, Lem and Martha owned and operated L & M Supper Club from 1973 to 1981. Then he worked for Burzynski Insurance for about 17 years. After that, he worked at Olynick's in Jump River. At the time of his death, he worked at Menards in Eau Claire.

Lem had a love of sports and hunting, fishing and was well known for his jokes and sense of humor. He also was a member of the Gilman American Legion Post 359.

He is survived by his daughters, Lynn (Kelly) Webster, Sheri (Dale) Johnson and Jill (Tim Day) Morris, all of Gilman. He is also survived by special friend, Rosalie Fischer of Eau Claire. His sisters are Joan (Earl) Chwala of Gilman and Janice (Jerry) Winger of Medford. He is further survived by his seven grandchildren, Chelsi, Brooke and Ryan Webster, Emily and Evan Johnson, and Blake and Bryce Best.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Douglas in infancy.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 19 at 11 a.m. at New Hope Presbyterian Church in Hannibal. Rev. Brad Carloss will officiate. Burial will follow in the Hannibal Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Gilman Funeral Home.

Pallbearers are Kelly Webster, Dale Johnson, Tim Day, Craig Amborn, Jerry Winger and Dennis Wald.



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