In Memory of

Tony Raymond Morris

August 9, 1952 - November 21, 2019
From: Remsen, IA

Tony Raymond Morris, the son of George and Roberta (Cosman) Morris Jr. was born on August 9, 1952, at Ottumwa, IA. His childhood years were spent in Ottumwa where he attended school and graduated from Ottumwa High School. After graduation, Tony enlisted in the United States Marines where he served until his honorable discharge.

 On May 1, 1976, Tony was united in marriage to Kerrie McGrew at Kaneohe, Hawaii. Following their marriage, they lived in Sana Rosa, CA where he attended and graduated from Sonoma College in 1980.

The family moved to Iowa in 1983. He was business manager at Riverview Release Center and later worked for the Clarinda Treatment Complex as business manager. Tony then worked for five years for the Iowa Supreme Court as a senior systems analyst before moving to Cherokee, IA in 1993. He worked as business manager for the Cherokee Mental Health Institute until his retirement in 2011.

 Tony enjoyed woodworking. He was a master woodworker and had the opportunity to make a hummingbird Christmas ornament for President George Bush. He was invited by the White House to present the ornament to the Bush family. Besides woodworking, he enjoyed the outdoors and being able to observe nature. He also enjoyed canoeing and helped found the Polar Bears Canoe Club. Most of all, Tony enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

 On November 21, 2019, Tony passed away at his home in Cherokee at the age of 67. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kerrie Morris; and parents, George and Roberta Morris.

 He is survived by his son, Sean (Lei Peng) Morris and their daughter, Alice Mei Morris of Plainview, TX; six brothers; two sisters; and several nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at the Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus, Iowa.
Father Bill McCarthy
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.
Organist- Steve Smith
Vocalists- Holy Name Choir
Maryhill Visitation Cemetery
Rural Cherokee, Iowa


Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 4:35 PM
“You are in my heart and prayers! I wish you all the peace and happiness in your next journey, ToneDog! You will always be my favorite uncle! ”
- Kira Wolf
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 4:35 PM
“Our trees looked the same. Your wit and help throughout the years will sadly be missed. Love you Tony! Give the Mrs. a hug!”
- Kathy Powers
Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 8:11 PM
“Tony’s passing let’s us all know the end is real, we loved him and we will always remember him as a kind and artistic soul. His passing leaves a hole in all of lives, he will be in my prayers and so will his family. Love you and we will miss him always.”
- Pat Morris
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