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P.O. Box 406, 165 W. Oak St.
HARRISON, MI 48625
Phone: (989) 539-7810
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Jack Morse

Jack Lawrence Morse

Tuesday, August 11th, 1942 - Friday, April 19th, 2019
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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.
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.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, April 27th, 2019 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    When
    Saturday, April 27th, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Location
    First Congregational United Church of Christ
    Address
    211 W. Spruce St.
    HARRISON, MI
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  • Service

    Saturday, April 27th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    When
    Saturday, April 27th, 2019 12:00pm
    Location
    First Congregational United Church of Christ
    Address
    211 W. Spruce St.
    HARRISON, MI
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Reverend Vaughn Peterson
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    Location
    First Congregational United Church of Christ
    Address
    211 W. Spruce St.
    HARRISON, MI 48625
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Tarry Edington

Posted at 01:30pm
To Susan and all of Jack's family. I am saddened to learn of Jack's passing. But, I know I will see him again in eternity. Jack was from Bellevue in my home County of Eaton. We knew each other in 4-H and then became FarmHouse Fraternity Brothers at MSU. Jack is the one who encouraged me to invite my wife of 54 years, Polly, on our first date. He was a true and faithful Brother in life and in Christ.
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Bruce Patterson

Posted at 12:19pm
I want to say my CONDOLANCES to the Morse family.
It was a very moment when I heard of Jack's passing.
Over the years I have had numerous opportunities to interact with this gentle? Calm, open minded educator. Jack was was a natural educator that had the student and learning.
Jack was my professor for several classes as I did my course work at Mid. My next interaction with Jack was when I held as an educator for Harrison Community Schools and he was elected to the school board.
My next interaction with Jack was after I finished grad school Jack and I worked together in providing opportunity for science education to the teachers of Michigan.
The education field lost one it's finest example and/or mentor with the passing of Jack.
Bruce Patterson PhD
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Terri Cowie

Posted at 12:01pm
Our deepest sympathies to Jack’s family. We were students of Jack in 1982. He was without a doubt one of the smartest persons we have ever met. More importantly he was a kind and decent man. We will remember him always.

Dan and Terri Cowie
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Bill and LouAnne, Mitzi and katie

Posted at 08:44pm
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Medical Staff at MidMichigan Medical Center- West

Posted at 01:57pm
Sending our deepest sympathy, heartfelt condolences, thoughts and prayers for you at this difficult time
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