Sept. 26, 1962-Dec. 4, 2016
MARSHALL — Services for Jim Morgan, 54, of Marshall, are 10 a.m. Thursday at Lake Sarah Lutheran Church in Garvin. Burial will be at 4:30 p.m. in the Bethany Cemetery, near Lake Shetek. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. today at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Marshall. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service Thursday at the church. The family invites attendees to a reception immediately following the service. Arrangements are with the Hamilton Funeral Home in Marshall.
He died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, at the Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center.
James Lee Morgan was born Sept. 26, 1962, in Tracy. He was the son of Lee Morgan and Donna Wirtjes. Jim was baptized as an infant and was confirmed in his youth at Lake Sarah Lutheran Church in Garvin. He grew up with his aunt and uncle and attended school in Tracy and Marshall, graduating with the Marshall High School class of 1981. Jim went on to live in Ghent.
Jim had three children: Briana, Cody, and Cassie. He worked for Ted and Sharon Haugen and he also drove truck for Southwest Sanitation. Jim moved to Marshall in 1999 where he loved spending time with his family. Jim’s life was centered around his grandkids. He was a devoted “Papa” and loved them beyond measure. Jim spent most of his days caring for them and building memories his grandchildren will forever cherish and hold onto. Many memories were made fishing at the lake and taking annual trips to Minneapolis to watch the New York Yankees take on the Minnesota Twins. Go Yankees!
Jim is survived by his children, Briana Morgan of Marshall, Cody (and Jordan) Morgan of Princeton, Ill., and Cassie Morgan of Marshall; three grandchildren, Jaylah Pehrson, Payton Morgan and Noah Morgan; brothers, Gordy Morgan of Anchorage, Alaska, and Randy Drown of North Dakota; special aunt and uncle, Ted and Sharon Haugen of Lake Shetek; and nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee Morgan and Donna Wirtjes.
Blessed be his memory.
Hamilton Funeral Home