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Arthur Morlock

January 30, 1929 - August 16, 2013


5-7:00 P.M. Monday, August 19, 2013 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Hillsboro.

9:30-10:30 A.M. Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at Faith Lutheran Church, West Fargo.

Prayer Service:

7:00 P.M. Monday, August 19, 2013 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Hillsboro.

Funeral Service:

10:30 A.M. Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at Faith Lutheran Church, West Fargo.


Riverside Cemetery, Hillsboro.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Arthur Morlock

January 30, 1929 - August 16, 2013


Arthur (Art) Morlock, 84, of Hillsboro, ND died Friday, August 16, 2013 at Fargo Sanford Hospital surrounded by his loving family due to complications from ALS.

Art was born January 30, 1929, at the family farmstead near Gackle, ND, to Peter Morlock and Katharine (Veil) Morlock. He attended elementary school at Neudorf #2 near Gackle and Gackle High School, graduating in 1946.

He attended Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa with thoughts of the ministry. He finished two years, earning a German minor. He then transferred to Valley City State College where he earned a degree in education.

While attending Valley City State College, he met his future wife, Eunice Borgerson of Tolna, ND. They were married on July 23, 1950, at Our Savior’s Church in Valley City.

Art and Eunice moved to Baker, ND where he accepted his first teaching job. For the next few years, Art taught in Kulm and Carrington, ND. At the same time, he earned a Master’s Degree in education administration from the University of North Dakota.

Art proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1951 through 1953. He was stationed at Fort Ord in California and Camp Gordon in Georgia. He received an honorable discharge on April 1, 1953.

Art was an administrator in Adams from 1957-1959, Marion from 1959-1966, Cooperstown from 1966-1974, and Hillsboro from 1974 until his retirement in 1991. He also worked as a Newton Manufacturing representative for several years throughout his retirement.

Art was very active in his school, church, and Veterans communities. He was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Hillsboro, and even while in Florida, or later when it was hard for him to get around, he watched or listened to Hillsboro’s services on the computer. He belonged to the American Legion for many years and was the commander of Hillsboro Post 4 from 1990-1994. He was also a member of the Kiwanis Club in Hillsboro. He loved to sing, bowl, fish, camp, and play shuffleboard, bocce ball, card games, and bingo. He organized and directed the Orange Manor Christmas program for several years in Winter Haven, FL, where Art and Eunice spent their winters for several years. Art liked to stay very busy and would always stop to visit with friends.

Art is survived by his wife of 63 years, Eunice, children Halaine (Larry) Grandalen, Stan (Lori) Morlock, Sandy (Scott) Luttio, son-in-law Peter (Christine) Murch; brother Carl (Della) Morlock, sister LuElla (Norbert) Kleingartner; grandchildren Angela (Jason) Suckut, Ryan (Jennifer) Grandalen, Kristin Murch (Hunter Gordon), Denise Luttio (Mason Mahar), Lindsay (Andy) Lowther, Jeremy Luttio, and Kelly Morlock (Ian Glass); great-grandchildren Brianna, Blake, and Nicholas Grandalen, Rachel and Zachary Suckut, and Scout Murch-Gordon.

Art was preceded in death by his parents, brother and sister-in-law Ludwig and Viona Morlock, brother Marvin, daughter LaRae Murch, granddaughter Valerie Murch, nephew David Kleingartner, and great-granddaughter Ashley Suckut.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to the H-509 (Hillsboro Dollars for Scholars), Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Hillsboro, or an organization of your choice.


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  1. Bing & JoAnn Reeves says:

    columbus ohioSO sorry for your loss. We loved Art and will miss the both of you. GOD bless you and keep you in his care.


    Bing & JoAnn Reeves



  3. Ruth Carlson says:

    Argusville ND
    Dear Eunice & Family:
    I still remember the good times we had bowling all those years ago. Art was full of fun. He will be missed.
    My sympathy to all of you.

  4. Frank & Beth Findura says:

    Medina, Ohio OhioDear Eunice and Family – We were sorry to learn of Art’s passing – Sorry for all of us left behind to miss his inspiring personality and courage – But not sorry for Art who is once again standing strong and upright in heaven. What a kind and talented man in so many respects. We are so glad our lives crossed paths in Orange Manor. His example of Faith and Courage lives on. God Bless. Frank & Beth

  5. Robert & Marion McElwee says:

    Ebensburg, Pa.I met this wonderful man late in my life & Art was a large inspiration to the outlook on life. We will all miss this great man, not only because he was a friend to all, but also because of all the works that he was involved in. Happy trails old friend, one day I hope to appear in one of your prductions on that large stage in the sky.

  6. Diane Newburgh says:

    West Fargo ND
    I am so very sorry that family obligations are likely to prevent me from attending the services tomorrow morning. I will always remember meeting Art for the first time. It was a difficult day for family and friends. I arrived with other members of the Faith Lutheran Bell Choir. It was our intention to support and console family — but instead — Art was the one who consoled US. I will always remember his words. If he made this impact on me — I can only imagine the great impact he had on those who had the opportunity to know and love him throughout their lifetime. My sympathy to all the family. A memorial will be given to the Faith Lutheran Bell Choir.

  7. Barbara Bowen Brown says:

    Longview WashingtonI have many fun memories of school days where, as a young child, I looked up to Mr. Morlock as a most important leader, the Superintendent! He was always kind to me. His family is in my thoughts and prayers at his passing.

  8. George and Elaine Marquette says:

    Milnor North Dakota
    We extend our deepest sympathy to the Morlock family. Mr. Morlock was my high school teacher in Baker, ND
    and I was on the faculty at Carrington, ND
    the same time. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
    Sincerely, George and Elaine Marquette

  9. Diane Newburgh says:

    West Fargo ND
    I am so very sorry that family obligations are likely to prevent me from being able to attend the funeral services tomorrow. I so very much want to be there. I am a member of the Faith Lutheran Bell Choir and I so well remember first meeting Art. In fact, I remember his exact words. It was a very difficult day for family and friends. We arrived at the hospital with the intention to bring comfort and support to LaRae’s family. Instead, he was the one to give comfort and support to US. Even though we’ve only met a few times — I will always remember him as a very remarkable and giving person. My sympathy to all of the family. A memorial will be given to the Faith Lutheran Bell Choir.
    Diane Newburgh

  10. Ken & Nila Thewlis says:

    Perrysville OhioTo the family in North Dakota

    We have known Art for the past 12 years. He was a wonderful, kind man who we will ALL miss. It was a privilege to have known him and call him friend.

    Our deepest sympathy to Eunice and the family. Art is now home with the Lord and will suffer no more. Peace be with each of you.
    In Christan Love,
    Ken & Nila Thewlis

  11. Boyd and Johanne Wingert says:

    Lena IllinoisTo Eunice and Family our deepest sympathy. It was such a pleasure knowing Art. A man of so many talents and deeply loved and respected by all of us at both Orange Manors. It hurt us all to see him suffer, but we never heard a complaint from him about his problems. He will be so missed.

  12. Kevin Peska says:

    Thanks for your many years of service! From all your friends at the Newton Manufacturing Company.

  13. Tami Schipper says:

    Prayers and blessings

  14. Connie & Bill Woods says:

    Clay NYOur hearts go out to Eunice and the rest of the family. Art was a very special man. We admired his strength, kindness, knowledge, friendship and, especially, his willingness to volunteer, to manage functions, to look over all aspects of life at OME. We feel extremely privileged that we knew him and we able to call him “friend.” I can’t imagine how OME will continue without our “Mayor” Art Morlock! Many prayers and thoughts of Art are headed Heavenward.

  15. Lee McCarrol says:

    Collingwood OntarioMy love and sincere sympathy at this difficult time. What a Special Friend Art was! He will always have a place in my heart and I will always remember the good times we shared. I always think of he and Howie sitting in the carport solving all the problems of the world.

  16. Sandy Popp says:

    Milnor ND
    Prayers to all of the Morlock family. I always enjoyed when Art came to school and had lunch with us. Will miss him.
    Sandy Popp

  17. Lee Vallier says:

    Winter Haven FloridaDear Eunice & Family,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

    I am glad that we had some together before you went home. The Two of you were a great team with so much love.

    What wonderful years we shared at Orange Manor East. You were such an important part of our lives.

    Soar now and sing loudly with the angels. You will always be remembered in my heart.

  18. Ken & Donna Kelly says:

    Granger INDear Eunice & family,

    We are so saddened to hear of Art’s passing. He was such a strong man! No matter the age or the reason, it is still very difficult to say “goodbye” to someone so special.

    Art was “the best of the best” and a friend to all. We will certainly miss him at OME. He was our rock and always had a friendly smile for everyone.

    You will be in our hearts and prayers as you move forward adjusting to life here without Art. Just know he will be looking down and saying “don’t be sad”.

    With deepest sympathy & prayers,
    Ken & Donna

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