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Leonard A. Morrill Obituary


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“When I was home for the reunion of classes '60/'61 in August 2010, I was standing at the counter in Clinton Bank when this strong voice came up from...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: John A. Erickson - Papenburg

“Leonard was a good neighbor and fun to chit chat with, always had a story. We'll miss him. ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Russ Redfield - Clinton, MN

“Carl and Audrey and Family: You have our sympathy in your Dads passing. He has really left a legacy behind. May the Lord wrap his arms of care and...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Lowell and Carol Peterson - MN

“We are so sorry to hear of Leonard's passing. So many memories of Uncle Leonard and get togethers! I loved going to dances at the Memorial...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Terie McLaughlin - Brandon, SD

“My deepest sympathy on the passing of Leonard. He was a grear guy. I have a fond memory to share. Our sons Tom and Brady were little,they were...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Paulete Webb - Jamestown, ND

“Our deepest sympathies to your entire family. Leonard never failed to stop and say "Hi" whenever we would see him. His smile and witt will be greatly...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Greg and Luann Kleindl Graceville

“We are so sorry to hear of Len's passing. He was a very good friend, and we always enjoyed his visits and humor. He left a wonderful legacy with...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Dave and Marlene Alberts - MN

“Dear Morrill Family, Rick and I send our sincere sympathy to each of you. We have always enjoyed Leonard, his smile, his quick wit and his...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Rick and Pam Schneck - Clinton

“Sorry to hear of your loss ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Dennis Gillespie - Richfield, MN


Larson Funeral Home of Clinton announces the death of Leonard Morrill, age 80, of Clinton, Minnesota. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 10:30 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church in Clinton. Visitation will be on Tuesday evening, November 29, 2011 from 5 -7:00 PM at the church, with a prayer service beginning at 7 PM. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the services at the church on Wednesday. Minister Bev McNeill and Pastor David Homrighausen will officiate. Organist will be Pam Chase with special piano music provided by Kari Casper. Honorary Urn Bearers are all of Leonard's Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren. Burial will be at the Clinton City Cemetery in Clinton. Leonard Allyn Morrill was born on January 9, 1931, in Almond Township to Cecil Williams and Agnes Cecilia (Christeson) Morrill. He grew up in rural Clinton and attended country school, transferred to the Clinton school system, and then attended and graduated from the Morris Agriculture School in 1948. On October 27, 1951, he was joined in marriage to Joan Myrle Wheeler by Pastor Anderson at the Elim Lutheran Church, rural Clinton. To this union four children were born. Leonard and Joan were blessed to celebrate 60 years of marriage last month. Leonard served in the United States Army from January 1952 to December 1953. During the Korean Conflict he was stationed in Germany. Leonard was a lifelong resident of the Clinton area with the exception of one and a half years in the mid 1950's, when he and Joan lived in the Seattle, Washington area. Leonard was a devoted farmer and was also very involved in his community, serving on the Clinton Board of Education from 1970 – 1985, and serving as a board member of Shible Insurance. He was a member of the NFO, the Masonic Lodge, and the American Legion. Leonard was a member of Elim Lutheran Church and later Trinity Lutheran Church. Leonard enjoyed playing cards, working in his shop, sharing coffee, and visiting with anyone he met. He was a people person! He was well known and well liked in and around Clinton. His motto was "Strangers are only friends I haven't met yet!" Above all, Leonard was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Family came first! Leonard passed away in his home, surrounded by his family, on Thursday, November 24, 2011. He had reached the age of 80 years. "Every blade in the field - Every leaf in the forest - lays down its life in its season as beautifully as it was taken up." - Henry David Thoreau Blessed to have shared his life are his wife: Joan (Joann) of Clinton, Minnesota; son: Kent (Kathy) Morrill of Clinton, Minnesota, and their children – Kari (Tracy) Casper, Kayla Morrill, Kristen (Clayton) Brobst, and Kobie Morrill; son: Carl (Audrey) Morrill of Long Prairie, Minnesota, and their children - Adam (Kim) Morrill, Katie (Mitch) Lieser and Jared Morrill; son: Dale (Tracy) of Marshall, Minnesota, and their children - Mara and Morgan Morrill; daughter: Dona (Steve) Milkovich of Woods Cross, Utah; great-grandchildren: David and Kevin Casper, and Hudson Lieser; three brothers: Richard (Betty) Morrill of Clinton, Minnesota; Roger (Marlene) Morrill of Woodinville, Washington; Donald (Marianne)Morrill of Clinton, Minnesota; and sister, Karen (Harlen) Nelson of Clinton, Minnesota. He was preceded in death by his parents: Cecil and Agnes Morrill; infant brother: Frank Ernest; sister: Sylvia; and infant grandson: Joseph Dale Morrill.

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