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Michael Morris

1941 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Michael Morris Obituary
Michael Bernard Morris of La Quinta, CA and Chisholm, MN made a peaceful transition from his desert home on August 24th, following a long battle with a rare form of cancer originating in the appendix. Michael was born on August 8th, 1941, to Nell (Angeline Theresa Walkowiak) and Richard Joseph Morris in St. Joseph, MO. Following his service in the Navy, he graduated with honors from UW, Milwaukee, receiving a fellowship to pursue African studies at the Madison campus. For most of the next 50 years Michael brought his diverse experiences and intellectual interests to his career as a stockbroker in Milwaukee and Chicago, retiring from Wachovia (now Wells Fargo) in 2003. Michael will be remembered most for his generosity in sharing his diverse passions with others. Special shows at Chicago's Art Institute, blues and jazz venues or the Chicago Symphony - where he served on the Board of Governors - were opportunities always enhanced when enjoyed with friends and clients. Michael is survived by his loving son, Aaron, and beloved Bobbie, whom he married in 2000. A Tribute Page for family and friends to share thoughts, stories and photos has been established at http://michael-morris.muchloved.com Due to the rare nature of his cancer, Michael was determined that others might benefit from his final struggle, donating his body for specific research purposes. This process was completed in late September. An interfaith celebration of Michael's life will be held on Friday, November 1st at 1:00 pm at the Center for Spiritual Living in Palm Springs, CA, with reception following. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to North Star Hospice, Hibbing MN or VNA California Hospice, Palm Desert, CA.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Oct. 18, 2013
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