Morris Kaplan (1924 - 2018)

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Morris Kaplan, 93, of Elizabethtown, passed away Sunday, June 10, 2018, peacefully at his home.

He was born Nov. 9, 1924, in St. Louis, to Louis and Mollie Kaplan and grew up in Chicago.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the European Theatre during World War II. He proudly served in the 104th Infantry Division (Timberwolves) as a combat medic, where he earned the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. Morris and his late wife moved to Kentucky in 1967. In 1972, they built the Glendale Campground and in 1973, he established the Shelter Insurance Agency in Elizabethtown, retiring in 2001. He was a member of Temple Shalom in Louisville and a contributing member to American Israel Public Affairs Committee and World Jewish Congress.

He was preceded in death by the love of his life, Modena; his beloved daughter, Karla (Dale) Mink; and his cherished sisters, Gussie (Eli) Davidson and Yetta (Abe) Cooperman.

He is survived by a daughter, Dana (Silvio) Camodeca of Des Plaines, Illinois; a son, Steve (Ilene) Kaplan of Chicago; two brothers, Samuel Kaplan of Lincolnwood, Illinois. and Sol (Ellen) Kaplan of Northbrook, Illinois; six grandchildren, Ron (Elena) Sax of Austin, Texas, Deborah (Paul) Hatchett of Austin, Marnie Sax of Chicago, Jeff Mappa of Chicago, David Mink of Elizabethtown and Eric Kaplan of Chicago; and four great-grandchildren, Shane Sax, Dylan Tomlin, Skyler Sax and Miles Hatchett.

The family of Morris Kaplan wish to extend our sincere thanks to Morris' niece, Robin (Karl) Springer of Glendale.

A graveside service is at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at Menorah Gardens in Broadview, Illinois. A celebration of life to honor Morris is from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the donor's favorite charity.
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Published in The News-Enterprise on June 13, 2018
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