OSKALOOSA —  John D. Morgan, 92, a resident of the New Sharon Nursing and Rehab Center in New Sharon, and a former long time Oskaloosa area farmer, died Friday, December 2, 2005, at the care center.

He was born on April 8, 1913 in Garfield township of Mahaska County, the youngest child of David E. and Christine E. Bruhur Morgan. On October 12, 1943, he was united in marriage to Relda White at Oskaloosa and she died December 1, 1973.

He farmed his entire working life in Mahaska County; around Rose Hill and lastly southwest of Oskaloosa. He and his father operated Rosebud Dairy and he continued the dairy operation after his father’s death until discontinuing the dairy herd in 1976. He also was a self employed truck driver, hauling grain. He planted Crow’s brand seed corn since 1942, longer than any other farmer in Mahaska County. He was an honorary 4-H member, and a former member of the I.O.O.F. Club of Rose Hill. He enjoyed growing sweet corn and turnips to give away and annual trips to the Iowa State Fair.

His family includes two daughters and their husbands, Janice and David Taylor of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Delores and Gary Cundiff of Kirkville; a son, Charles S. Morgan of Oskaloosa; a grandson; two great-grandchildren; two step grandchildren; six step great-grandchildren; and a brother-in-law, LaVerne Schultz of What Cheer.

Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Hannah Morgan, and a sister in infancy.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, December 6, 2005, at 10:30 a.m. in the Bates Funeral Chapel in Oskaloosa with the Reverend Lois Williams officiating. Burial will be in the Forest Cemetery at Oskaloosa.

Visitation will begin on Monday after 10 a.m., and the family will be at the funeral chapel on Monday from 6:30–8 p.m. to greet friends and relatives.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Forest Cemetery for section markers within the cemetery.

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