September 11, 1936 - January 14, 2021
Gordon E. Morse, 84, died January 14, 2021 at Good Shepherd Health Center Mason City, Iowa. A Funeral Mass is going to be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 18, 2021, at Epiphany Parish-St. Joseph Catholic Church, 302 5th St SE, Mason City. Epiphany Parish asks all those in attendance to wear face masks. Following the service everyone is invited to attend a luncheon at the Salsbury Room at the MacNider Art Museum, 303 2nd St SE, Mason City, IA. Should friends desire, memorials may be left in Gordon's name to MercyOne North Iowa - Hospice. Gordon was born on September 11,1936, in Mason City, Iowa, to Charles and Ruby (Pope) Morse. He attended Mason City Schools, graduating in the Class of 1954. On October 4, 1958, he married his high school sweetheart Elizabeth “Betty” Carroll. Together the couple had two sons, David and Douglas. Gordon joined the Iowa National Guard in 1953 at the age of 17. He attended Iowa National Guard Officers School in Des Moines and was commissioned 2nd Lt in 1960. He was commissioned 1st Lt. in 1963, attended Officers Basic Training School, Ft. Benning, Georgia, and was commissioned Captain in July of 1969. In 1971 he was appointed Commander of the 1133rd Transportation Co. until retiring in 1974. Gordon began working for the Mason City Post Office in 1957, serving as letter carrier and Supervisor. In 1985 he was named Postmaster of Clear Lake, Iowa, later on retiring in 1992. Family always came first for Gordon. He enjoyed family activities and playing golf both in Clear Lake and Mesa, Arizona. He and Betty spent 25 years wintering in Arizona getting reacquainted with old classmates and meeting great new friends. Gordon played lots of golf, cards, and watched all the Iowa Hawkeye ballgames. He was a longtime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mason City, Iowa. Those left to cherish memories of Gordon are his wife of 63 years, Elizabeth “Betty”; son, David (Dawn) Morse and two children, Nathaniel and Matthew; son, Douglas (Ann) Morse and three children, Aaron, Abby and Andrew; four special nieces, Elizabeth (Devery) Weber Krupchak, Andrea Weber, Kathryn Weber, and Susan (Bob) Bartsch, brother-in-law, Ron Weber; as well numerous extended family and friends. Gordon is preceded in death by his parents; five siblings and sister-in-law.
Gordon E. Morse, 84, died January 14, 2021 at Good Shepherd Health Center Mason City, Iowa. A Funeral Mass is going to be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 18, 2021, at Epiphany Parish-St. Joseph Catholic Church, 302 5th St SE, Mason... View Obituary & Service Information
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