Charles Morgan went to be with our Lord Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at the Homestead of Rochester.
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He was born in Old Town, Maine, on July 8, 1928, to Filmore and Lillian Morgan. Charlie graduated from Old Town High School in 1945. He joined the Marine Corps on July 17, 1945, and was honorably discharged as a corporal on July 16, 1949. He then attended the school of business at the University of Maine from 1949-1953 and graduated Beta Gamma Sigma from the Indiana University school of business in 1954. During this time, he married the love of his life, Jerice Anne Richardson on June 15, 1952. Charlie was a hard-working young man, leading him to become president of Bass Shoe Co. in 1975, bringing the company great success. He was also a man of great passion, enjoying time at his Texas ranch where he raised the world champion quarter horse, Quincy Feature. He and his wife raised three beautiful children together at their home in Maine, where he also became a Master Mason at the Wilton Lodge No. 156 F. & A.M.
Charlie is survived by his loving wife, Jerie; children, David Morgan, Cherie (Chuck) Grimm and Rick (Blake) Morgan; grandchildren, Brooke Pinkham, Charlie Morgan, Melissa Samuels, Catherine Lauper, Taylor Morgan, Christopher Grimm, Thomas Morgan and Laura Morgan; and great-grandchildren, Olivia and Hudson Samuels.
Charlie was preceded in death by his parents and three siblings, First Lieutenant Cyrus Morgan, Kenneth Morgan and Verna Brissette.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place N.W. in Rochester, with the Rev. Carol Shaffer officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until time of the service. Interment will be held at Lakeview Cemetery in Wilton, Maine, at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Seasons Hospice, 1696 Greenview Dr. S.W., Rochester, MN 55902, or to the
1001 14th St. N.W., Rochester, MN 55901.
To share a special memory or condolence, please visit ranfranzandvinefh.com.
Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place N.W., Rochester MN 55901, 507-289-3600.
Published in The Post-Bulletin on Jan. 30, 2014