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Lowell ‘Bud’ Morris

Sept. 11, 1925-April 29, 2014

May 3, 2014
Minot Daily News

Lowell "Bud" Morris, 88, Minot, died Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at ManorCare Health Services, Minot.

Lowell Fay Morris was born Sept. 11, 1925, the son of Fay and Burnis (Hawley) Morris, in Wilkin County, Minn. He attended school in Ottertail County and Pelican Rapids, Minn.

Bud was drafted into the Army on Sept. 7, 1951. He proudly served his country during the Korean War, and was honorably discharged July 1, 1953.

Bud married LaVon Van Della Schleske on Nov. 22, 1953, in Fergus Falls, Minn. He worked at Firestone in Fergus Falls from 1953 to 1955, and in Grand Forks from 1955 to 1957. In 1957, they moved to Minot, where he became the store manager at TBA Supply. He worked there until 1964. In 1965, he became store manager at Home of Economy. He held that position until retiring in 1992 after working there for 35 years.

He was a former member of Augustana Lutheran Church in Minot and with the 2011 flood in Minot, eventually transferred his membership to Christ Lutheran Church in Minot. He was also a member of the Eagles Aerie and the Moose Lodge, both in Minot.

He enjoyed fishing, traveling, an occasional trip to the casino, and playing pinochle.

His advice to his grandchildren was, "Don't take any wooden nickels."

Surviving family includes: wife of 60 years, LaVon, Minot; daughters, LuAnn (Randy) Miller, Minot, and LaRene (Chad) Ebel, Plano, Texas; son-in-law, D.J. Randolph, Velva; grandchildren, Brianna Ebel and Grant Ebel; brother, Allen (Mary) Morris, Fargo; sister-in-law, Lois Morris, Fergus Falls, Minn.; and numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Bud was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Lynette Randolph; brother, Cecil Morris; sisters and brothers-in-law, Joyce (Ernie) Hanson, Beverly (Joe) Hendricksen, and Betty Mae (Lester) Schultz.

Funeral: Monday, May 5, 2014, 10:30 a.m., at Christ Lutheran Church, Minot.

Interment: Monday, 1:15 p.m., at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Velva.

Visitation: Sunday, May 4, from 2 to 5 p.m., at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.

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