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Robert “Bob” Morrison, 81, passed away peacefully with family at his side January 14, 2021 at Prairie Vista Village in Altoona, Iowa. He was born in Stuart, Iowa on September 25, 1939 to Orford “Tommy” and Claudine (Beane) Morrison.

Bob graduated from Casey High School in 1957. Following graduation, Bob was employed and retired from 32 years service at Lorillard Tobacco Company.

Bob married Donneley Carrick on January 1, 1961. The two were married 45 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Donneley, and his very special friend, Hazel “Anne” (Ferren) Kruzich.

Bob was a life-long athlete and sports and recreation enthusiast. He played Center on the Casey football team, and loved foot-races with his school bus driver around the square mile bus route in his early years. Bob loved attending sporting events for his kids and grandkids, including, football, basketball, baseball, volleyball, soccer, softball, track and field, and horse shows. He enjoyed grooming his little acreage at rural Altoona. Bob was known for his great sense of humor, and he always enjoyed sharing stories and jokes at gatherings with family, friends, and neighbors.

Those left to cherish Bob’s memory include, Lori Morrison, Lynn Ingle, Robert “Mike” (Pam) Morrison; Grandchildren, Valerie Cross, Cole Ingle, Ashley LaFollette, Lauren Morrison, Cade Ingle, Rachael Ragan, Mackenzie Morrison, Caitlin Ingle; six great-grandchildren; A sister, Kathleen Holmes of Omaha, Ne.; Special Sisters-in-Law, Gaynel Picken of Urbandale, Ia, and Glenda Handley of Shawnee, Ks.

Services will be held January 21, 2021, at Hamilton’s Funeral Home, 105 4th St. SW, Altoona. The family will greet friends from 11am to 1pm, services starting at 1pm, followed immediately by burial taking place at the Canfield Cemetery, Ivy, Iowa.

Memorial Contributions may be directed to the Athletic Booster Club for the Southeast Polk Community School District, Activities Office, 7945 NE University Ave, Pleasant Hill, Iowa, 50327.

Service Details

Visitation:
Thursday, January 21, 2021
11-1 pm
Hamilton's Altoona Funeral Home
105 Fourth Street SW
Altoona, Iowa 50009
(515) 967-4272
Service:
Thursday, January 21, 2021
1:00 pm
Hamilton's Altoona Funeral Home
105 Fourth Street SW
Altoona, Iowa 50009
(515) 967-4272
Disposition:
Canfield Cemetery
Arrangements:
Hamilton's Altoona Funeral Home
105 Fourth Street SW
Altoona, Iowa 50009
(515) 967-4272

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