Jack Lawrence Morse 76 of Harrison passed Friday, April 19, 2019 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland. Jack was born August 11, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan the son of Clarence George Morse and Ruth Agnes (Steeby) Morse. Jack graduated from Bellevue High School in 1960. He then continued his education at Michigan State University, Lansing, Michigan earning his BS and then continuing at the University of Tennessee to obtain his MS. Jack was united in marriage to Susan A. Kline on January 2, 1972 in Bellevue, Michigan.
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Jack was a Professor of Physical Science and Chemistry at Mid-Michigan Community College in Harrison from their first year in 1968 until 2003. Prior to that he taught at Oakland Community College in 1966 and 1967. Jack was a School Board member for Harrison Community Schools from 1984 to 2003 and School Board President from 1987 to 2003. He was an active member of First Congregational United Church of Christ, Harrison for many years and an active member of International Farm Youth Exchange. Jack was an avid hunter, fisherman, outdoorsman, family man and lifelong MSU fan.
Surviving Mr. Morse is his loving wife of 47 years, Mrs. Susan A. Morse of Harrison, two sons; John Morse and wife Jane of Saint Johns, Michigan and Dr. Patrick Morse and wife Jennifer of West Branch, Michigan, two daughters; Dr. Jennifer Morse-Nummerdor and husband Chad Nummerdor of Clare, Michigan and Kathleen (Morse) VanHorn and husband Kevin VanHorn of Remus, Michigan, eleven grandchildren; Adam Morse, Jack Morse, Sean Morse, Kayla Morse, Jarod Morse, Nicholas Morse, Lauren Morse, Sydney Nummerdor, Adrian Nummerdor, Shea VanHorn and Nolan VanHorn, one sister, Sally Morse, one brother, John Morse and wife Darlene, sister in law, Jean Morse, plus many nieces, nephews and close friends. Jack was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Jim Morse.
Life Celebration services for Jack will be held Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 211 West Spruce Street, Harrison, with Rev. Vaughn Peterson officiating. Family and friends are encouraged to gather on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Memorial gifts in memory of Mr. Morse may be considered to: First Congregational United Church of Christ, Harrison. To share an online memory or condolence with Jack’s family, please visit: www.stockingfuneralhome.com. Arrangements for Mr. Morse are entrusted with Stocking Funeral Home, Harrison (989)539-7810.