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Thelma May Morse
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Obituary for Thelma May Morse

Thelma May Morse age 95 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away Friday morning May 11, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family.
She was born October 27, 1922 in Grand Rapids, Michigan daughter of the late George and Neva (Turner) Ducavas.
Thelma grew up in Grand Rapids and this is where she met her future husband. She was married to George Morse on July 18, 1942 and they had 69 wonderful years together until his passing in 2011.
In 1992, when they retired, they decided to move to Sturgis to be close to their son and his family.
Thelma was a member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sturgis.
She and her husband enjoyed their winters in Ellenton, Florida and Thelma especially liked playing cards with friends.
Every summer she would make dozens of zucchini muffins which she loved to give away to family and friends. The family will also miss her special recipe for BBQ spare ribs with mashed potatoes. She always took very good care of her family.
Thelma is survived by one son: George F. (Diane) Morse of Sturgis, grandchildren: Kevin (Michelle) Morse of Lake Orion and Kristi (David) Smith of Sturgis. Great grandchildren, Gavin Morse, Nicholas, Grady and Delaney Smith and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters and a baby brother.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 – 2:00 P.M. Friday at the St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1108 E. Lafayette St. in Sturgis where funeral services celebrating the life of Thelma May Morse will begin at 2:00 P.M. Friday. The Rev. Darin Warnacke will officiate. A chapel committal service will be held at 3:00 P.M. Monday, May 21st at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, 2894 Patterson Road SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Thelma’s memory consider the St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1108 E. Lafayette St., Sturgis, MI 49091 or Hospice of Sturgis, P.O. Box 126, Sturgis, MI 49091.
The Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091 is entrusted with the arrangements.
The obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhomes.com where personal messages of support may be left for the family.


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Visitation

Friday

18

May

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church

1108 E. Lafayette Street
Sturgis, MI 49091

Service

Friday

18

May

2:00 PM
St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church

1108 E. Lafayette Street
Sturgis, MI 49091

Graveside

Monday

21

May

3:00 PM
Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens

2894 Patterson Road SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49512

Cemetery Details

Location

Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens

2894 Patterson Road SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49512

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