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.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Throwback Thursday Week of June 8, 2010

June 8, 2010

Exeter Pack 218 Webelos Cub Scouts enjoyed making rockets Saturday afternoon with their pack. They shot the rockets off in the park later in the afternoon with the help of their dads and leaders. They also made leather belt holders for pocketknives in preparation for their upcoming trip to Camp Cornhusker, near Humboldt. The five boys participating were Joey Bartu, Peytan Brandt, Johnny Babula, Eric Olsen and Travis Gilliam. Johnny Babula's rocket (thanks to an extra powerful engine) flew the farthest. It went over a half a mile to the southeast.

Exeter Public Library Reading program got off to a Splash the first few weeks of June. Preschool through third graders are enjoying special times for reading stories about sea life, doing special "oceany" crafts and playing games.

Arlene (Rischling) Luzum passed away on June 9th, 2010 at Bryan LGH Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Jay D. Luzum passed away on June 7, 2010.

Monday, June 8, 2020

Death Notice James P. Morgan, Jr.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for James will be held on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Exeter, Nebraska with Father Brendan Kelly presiding.

Praying of the Rosary will be held prior to the Mass at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Exeter, Nebraska.

Graveside Services conducted following the Mass at the Exeter Cemetery.

Memorials are to be directed to the family to be designated at a later date.

A Livestream Video of the services will begin at 10:00 a.m. To view the Livestream Video you can go to Farmer & Son Funeral Home's Facebook Page or in your search engine type @friendlyfuneraldirectors and click the link to Farmer & Son Funeral Home's Facebook Page.

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions we ask that you follow these guidelines set by the Department of Health & Human Services. Please continue the appropriate social distancing and COVID-19 precautions which includes maintaining six feet of distance between parties (6 people to a group) and/or individuals. A "party" should be understood to include members of a household who live together and therefore may be standing together at the church and/or cemetery, but should maintain the six feet of social distancing from other parties.

Village Board to Meet June 9

The Exeter Village Board will meet on June 9 at 7 p.m. in the Village Office for their regularly scheduled monthly meeting.