William J. Morse, 74, of Varna, died on January 21, 2020 at Heartland Healthcare in Henry. Born to the late Menzo and Evelyn Lovell Morse, he married Sharon Nichols October 14, 1991 in Varna. Bill was a power truck driver for Caterpillar for over 30 years and a local tinkerer. He made many different little vehicles and motors go. Bill was a Veteran of the Army. He was a member of the Marshall Putnam Antique Tractor Association, Toluca American Legion, and several other local tractor clubs.
Bill is survived by: his wife Sharon; his children Billy, Jimmy, & Kathy; step children Robin (Jack) Barger of Lacon, Kimberly (Rob) Robinson of Speer; siblings Joyce McNeil of Farmington, Stella (Bill) Heston of Washington state, Connie Brady of Mapleton, Linda (Bill) Scharping of Cuba; brother in law Dick (Cindy) Nichols of Canton; grandchildren Carson (Ryan) Wetsel of Peru, and Lily & Robbie Robinson of Speer. He was also preceded in death by brother Menzo and brothers-in-law Marvin McNeil & Lyle Utzinger.
Cremation rites have been accorded and per Williams request there will be no services at this time. Memorials can be made in his name to the Marshall Putnam Antique Tractor Association and online condolences can be left at lenzmemorialhome.com
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