Arthur Morlock

arthur morlock

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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