Friday, June 12, 2020

Obituary of James P. Morgan, Jr.

Obituary for James Patrick Morgan Jr.

James “Jim” Patrick Morgan, 80, died of complication due to Parkinson Disease on June 5, 2020, at Prestige Care Center of Plattsmouth, Nebraska. He was born August 2, 1939 at his family farm near Exeter, Nebraska, the son of James “Pat” and Elizabeth (Clausen) Morgan.

Jim helped with farm work which included his chore of feeding the pigs. His also showed his livestock at the York County Fair, was a member of 4-H and his local FFA. He was a member of the Boy Scouts where he really enjoyed his duties ushering at the Nebraska Football games.

He was baptized and confirmed at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Exeter. Jim graduated from Exeter High School, class of 1957. After High School, he attended Business School in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Besides his love for Nebraska Cornhusker sports and his Catholic Faith, he enjoyed his danish crepes and chocolate cake. Jim never knew a stranger. He enjoyed visiting and meeting people wherever he went.

Jim married Diana Steward on September 5, 1987 in Omaha, Nebraska. They were married 32 years. Jim was a loyal member of the Knights of Columbus where he enjoyed serving communion to shut-ins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter-in-law, Kaysha Morgan. Surviving in addition to his wife, Diana (Steward) Morgan, are his sons Darrell Morgan and his wife Laurie of Cave Creek, Arizona; Pat Morgan of Tulsa, Oklahoma, his daughter Deborah Craig and husband Barry of Rose Hill, Kansas; step-son Adam Steward and his wife Lori of Louisburg, Kansas: and step-daughter Melanie Milledge and her husband Allen of Omaha, Nebraska. Jim has 10 grandchildren; Brian Morgan, Michael Morgan, Isaac Morgan, Danielle Fischer, Megan Eldridge, Joshua Steward, Katie Steward, Benjamin Steward, Kayla Milledge and Tessa Milledge. Great-grandchildren include Kayleigh Fischer, Kaia Fischer, Hudson Eldridge and Blakely Eldridge. He is also survived by his brothers Dennis and wife Kathleen; John and his wife Janet; along with several nieces and nephews.

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