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Bernard C. Morrall, 1922-2004


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 2/23/2009 at 07:27:32

ARMSTRONG--Funeral services for Bernard C. Morrall, 82, of Armstrong will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 27 at the Nazareth Lutheran Church in Armstrong with Pastor Harold Heinzig officiating. Interment will be held at Armstrong Grove Cemetery in Armstrong with military graveside rites by Weiby-Johnson VFW Post 5232 of Armstrong. He died on Thursday, July 22 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, July 26 at the Henry-Olson-Fuhrman Funeral Home in Armstrong.

Bernard was born on May 15, 1922 in Garden City, Minn., the son of Clarence and Nancy (Miller) Morrall. He received his education in the Livermore and Algona schools graduating from Algona High School. in 1940.

He attended Kemper Military School in Booneville, Mo, for two years and then enlisted in the United States Army during World War II. Bernard served overseas in Italy and was honorably discharged from military duty in March of 1946.

On May 31, 1950, Bernard was united in marriage to Dorothy Skillings of Brainerd, Minn. He purchased the Chevrolet garage in October of 1950, and owned and operated the Chevrolet dealership until 1974. After selling the garage he was actively involved with farming until his retirement in 1983.

Bernard was united in marriage to Beatrice Murphy at the Little Brown Church in Nashua in 1985.

He was a member of Nazareth Lutheran Church in Armstrong and belonged to the ABC Club and the Heritage Museum. He was also a member of VFW Post 5232 in Armstrong, American Legion Post 91 in Estherville, Iowa and the Masonic Lodge #4447 in Estherville.

Left to cherish Bernard's memory are his wife, Beatrice of Armstrong; sons, James Morrall and his wife, Rebecca of Omaha, Neb.; Larry Morrall and his wife, Lilly of Fairbanks, Alaska; Alan Morrall of Truman, Minn.; daughter, Bernadette Morrall of Augusta, Ga.; step-sons, David Johnson and his wife, Jane of Stillwater, Minn.; Richard Johnson and his wife, Laurie of Brooklyn Park, Minn.; step-daughters, Judith Sajka and her husband, Vlad of Orlando, Fla.; Janet Thomas and her husband, Jim of Hudson, Wis.; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and step-grandchildren.

Preceding Bernard in death were his wife, Dorothy; his parents; sister, and one brother-in-law.

Source: Estherville Daily News, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa, July 24, 2004.


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