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James T. Morrow

July 4, 1943 ~ August 9, 2019 (age 76)

James T. Morrow 76, of St. Libory, passed away Friday, August 9, 2019 at CHI Health St. Francis in Grand Island.  

 

Memorial Services will be held Wednesday, August 14, 10:00 A.M. with visitation 1 hour prior to services at Jacobsen-Greenway-Dietz Funeral Home in St. Paul, NE.  

 

Burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Scotia, NE following the services.  Military Honors will be provided by Carl Mogensen American Legion Post 119 of St. Paul. 

 

Memorials are suggested to the Scotia EMT, Scotia Fire Department and Happy Jack Chalk Mine.  

 

James was born July 4, 1943 near Ericson to John and Monica (Wray) Morrow.  He was raised on the farm north of Scotia and attended North Loup Schools and graduated from North Loup-Scotia High School in 1964.

 

James entered the U.S. Army right after High School.  He was a dog handler for the military police in Vietnam. He was honorably discharged in 1966. James then joined the U.S. Navy in 1967 and became a Seabee serving until 1969, with an honorable discharge.

 

James was united in marriage to Sheryl A. Petersen on August 31, 1967 in Ord, NE. 

 

He was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 119 of St. Paul and a member of the Honor Guard.  He also helped with the Legion District Baseball Tournaments in St. Paul.

 

James worked at Firestone Retread in Grand Island until it closed. He then worked at Mead (Hoppe) Lumber in Grand Island for 30 years before retiring.  

 

He enjoyed reading, fishing, playing cards, and bowling.

 

Survivors include his wife, Sheryl of St. Libory; one daughter, Christina Morrow of Norfolk, NE; one son and daughter-in-law, Shawn and Barbie Morrow of Grand Island; two grandchildren, Austin and Aaliyah Morrow; brothers, Dan & Peggy Morrow of Ashton, NE and Bob & Judy Morrow of Norfolk, NE; sisters, Mary & Tony Kvetensky of Grand Island and Joann Reents of Fremont, NE.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents,  John & Monica; infant sister, Patricia; and brothers Larry, Jack and Jerry Morrow.

 

 

 

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