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It is with great sadness that the Morgan Family announces the death of their beloved Father Robert Morgan on Friday November 23rd 2018 at Medilodge of Gaylord.   Preceded in death by his beloved wife Muriel Morgan almost 5 years to the week prior in 2013, Robert will be sorely missed by all those who knew him.

   Born into the Yuill family in Vanderbilt in 1927, Robert or “Bob” as he was known was raised by his Grandfather (an immigrant from Scotland) on the family farm in Vanderbilt;  At a young age, Robert was always working at something, a trait which he carried throughout his entire life.
Upon moving to Gaylord in 1939 and then graduating Gaylord High School in 1945, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy during the latter months of World War Two where he was stationed in the Pacific theatre, first in the Phillipines and then later as part of the American troops occupying Japan.
Upon returning home in a few short years he met the love of his life, Muriel Morgan who was originally from Flint Michigan then later moved up to Gaylord;  They owned several gas stations locally, were the local Greyhound  bus terminal in the mid 1960’s, and dabbled in several other businesses.  The last business venture was the Fudge business where Bob travelled all over the nation making friends all along the way.
    Bob had a combined 70 years as a self employed businessman and was successful throughout.
  Bob and Muriel had two sons, Brian and Eric Morgan who survive both their parents.  They also have two grandkids,  Jenna and Ian Morgan;  Johanna Kobran is Bobs sister and she also survives him and lives out in Marthas Vineyard.
Bob put up a valiant struggle against Alzheimers disease fighting back every day and in every way.  Alas the disease took him out, but his spirit of struggle will live on in those who knew him at Medilodge as well as his family and friends;
A memorial service will be held sometime next year.

14 comments on “Robert Morgan”

  1. Brian and Eric my deepest sympathy on the loss of your father. I have known Bob since i came to Gaylord in 1966. He was a great man and will be missed. Ken Bur Titusville Fl.

    • So sorry to hear about your father’s death. We knew your family for many years and share many great memories. Out thoughts and prayers are with you. Don and Helen Crandall

      • Had many breakfast conversations with Bob over the years at local restaurants. We never solved any issues but enjoyed trying! My condolences to to the family.

        • Sandra Halsey (Merlone)

          So sorry to hear about your Dad. Always enjoyed seeing him at the shows years ago. Used to love watching him throw that fudge. It’s been quite a few years now since then, but still remember him well. He was a great guy and will be missed by all that knew him.

          • Sandra Halsey (Merlone)

            Sorry to hear about Bob. He was a great guy and will be missed by all that knew him. I still remember watching him throw that fudge!! He was the best!

            • Brian and Eric,

              Prayers at your time of loss. Your dad was a very good man and always ready to help someone in need. I remember him from as far back as his partnership with Stan Fritz at the gas station, where I spent many nights talking with him and Bill Jensen! He is with your mother now, like a lot of our parents, in a happy place!

              Vince

              • On a cool day in May (May 20th to be exact), my Father was formally buried in Fairview Cemetary, in the same plot as his wife and my Mother, Muriel Morgan who passed away 5 years earlier. The local VFW had a brief ceremony with a gun salute, the VFW Chaplain, and Lutheran minister the reverent Joe Polzine officiating. I held on to my Fathers ashes all winter long, but finally he is formally at rest and at peace in his new home.

                He was a great Father and I will miss him terribly. Life goes on, but we can never forget!!

                • It is coming up on the one year anniversary of my Fathers’s passing. On November 23rd, 2019, one year after he left us, I will have a private devotion and remembrance at our home at 337 North Estates Drive. Perhaps a few friends will also be present. But on Monday, November 25th, I will sign over the title to my (our) beloved home to new owners who will also take very good care of it. Hey, Dad, I held onto the house as long as I could. Say Hello to Mom and ALL the others you have met in Heaven. See you all soon! Brian Morgan

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