From Muscatine Iowa Journal November 12, 2001
MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Wesley Oral Morse, 64, of Muscatine died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001, at his home.
Services are at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. The Rev. Arturo Carranza will officiate. Pallbearers are Don Allen, Danny Chick Jr., C.J. Cavazos, Chad Deitz, Gary Reinier Jr. and Kenny Solberg. Honorary pallbearers are George Rick, Gary Reinier III, Jerry Solomon and Randy Hahn. Burial will be at the Island Cemetery with full military rites conducted by the combined units of VFW Post No. 1545 and American Legion Post No. 27.
Mr. Morse was born on Aug. 16, 1937, in Fruitland, the son of Oral and Ellen Greiner Morse.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1955-1957 and was in the reserves from 1957-1964.
He farmed for several years and worked for the City of Muscatine as a Senior Operator III for 30 years.
He was a member of the Moose Lodge of Muscatine, American Legion Post No. 27 of Muscatine and past member of the Eagles of Muscatine.
He enjoyed bowling, hunting and tinkering with anything mechanical, but most of all, he loved to spend time with his kids and grandchildren.
Survivors include two sons, Kenneth Morse and his wife, Mary, of Davenport and Welsey J. Morse and his wife, Cassandra, of Muscatine; a daughter, MariLee Bohling and her husband, Tim, of Muscatine; a stepson, Jerry Solomon of Wapello; a stepdaughter, Tina Lough and her husband, Jim, of Muscatine; six grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Marge Reinier of Muscatine; and special friend, Ardis Rick of Muscatine.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Wilma Morse.
No relation was a class mate.