Morton, Richard John
Richard John Morton, 42, of Oshkosh, passed away tragically on March 12, 2014. He was born on April 23, 1971 in Bradford, Yorkshire, England to John and Greta (née Lumb) Morton. In 2000 his career with 4imprint brought him to Oshkosh, where he had made his home. He excelled in the field of computing and software, which eventually led him to become the Director of E-Commerce with the company.
On August 11, 2012, Richard married the love of his life Meryl (née Anderson.) They were so looking forward to building a life together, and although their time together was brief, there are many happy memories to last a lifetime.
Richard will be remembered as a witty, gentle, and generous soul who touched so many that were fortunate enough to know him. A lover of nature, an adventurer at heart, an artist, and lover of animals, his cheeky smile and sense of humor brought joy to so many. He will be especially remembered for his love of Lego, and was well on his way to building an empire, brick by colorful brick.
Richard is survived by wife, Meryl, of Oshkosh, as well as his parents, John and Greta, and his brothers Michael Hawksworth, Ian Hawksworth, and Andrew Hawksworth, all of England. He is further survived by aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, many cousins and extended family and additionally by his parents-in-law Rock and Sherrill Anderson and Paul and Susan Jones, and brother-in-Law Mac Jones. Richard had also built up a large network of friends in the Oshkosh area as well as back at home in England, who were like a second family to him. He will be so very sadly missed by those he leaves behind.
Richard was preceded in death by his grandparents Ada Morton and Leonard and Dorina Lumb.
Memorial services for Richard will be held on Saturday March 22, 2014 at 12noon at the Fiss & Bills Funeral Home @ 865 S. Westhaven Drive. Oshkosh, WI 54904. Rev. Roger Bertschausen will officiate. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Saturday from 10am until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established in his honor.
Fiss & Bills Funeral
Home & Crematory
865 S. Westhaven Drive
Oshkosh, WI 54904
Published in Oshkosh Northwestern on Mar. 16, 2014.