John J. "Jack"'s Story
John Joseph "Jack" Morris, 96, Logansport, passed away at 1:10 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, in WoodBridge Health Campus.
Born Dec. 30, 1920, in Logansport, he was the son of John Patrick and Margaret Conway Morris.
On December 26, 1942, in Logansport, he was married to Harriett Leah Beecher, who preceded him in death on Dec. 19, 2005.
Jack went to work for the Pennsylvania Railroad in April 1941. He started in the car shop and interrupted his railroad employment to serve his country in the U.S. Army, transportation corps, during World War II. After the war he returned to the railroad where he was employed in the car shop and yard. In 1952 he was promoted to wreck foreman and later promoted to wreck master, a position in charge of clearing train derailments. Jack retired from Conrail in 1981.
In the U.S. Army Jack was a 1st Sergeant. He was a member of the VFW Post 3790.
While retired, he spent many long hours in his basement workshop on projects created for his family and friends. He and his wife, Harriett, also spent many hours camping and fishing.
Jack was a member of All Saints Catholic Church.
Surviving are sons, John M. (Mary Frances) Morris, Greenville, Texas, and James Patrick (Mary) Morris, Alexandria, Kentucky; daughter, Jean A. (Fred) Klepinger, Logansport; and a sister, Marguerite Kaczmarek, Brownsburg.
Also surviving are grandchildren Elizabeth (Don) Cook, Julianna Gibson, Jim (Casie) Klepinger, Joe Morris, Andy (Stacey) Morris, Eric (Heather) Klepinger and Megan (Dan) Little; and great-grandchildren Christopher Gibson, Michael Morris, Fontana Cook, Hunter Klepinger, Olivia Little, Drew Morris, McKenna Morris, Owen Little, Alaina Little and Easton Klepinger.
Preceding Jack in death were a brother, Martin Morris, and a sister, Rita Kendall.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Friday at All Saints Catholic Church with Father Dominic Petan officiating. Interment with full military honors will be in the Mount Calvary section of Mount Hope Cemetery.
Visitation will be 9:30-11 a.m. Friday at Kroeger Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Catholic Church, 112 E. Market St., Logansport 46947.
Family and friends may leave a memory or message of condolence by visiting the online obituary at www.kroegerfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements and care by Kroeger Funeral and Cremation Service.
Published on November 28, 2017