Robert J. Morelan
Robert J. Morelan, age 88, of Faribault, died on Sunday, August 29, 2010, at the District One Hospital, Faribault.
Funeral services will be held at St. Lukeís Church, Faribault on Friday, September 3, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Faribault with veteranís military rites provided by the Central Veterans Association, Faribault.
Visitation will be at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Thursday, September 2nd from 4 to 8 p.m. and also at church for one hour prior to the service on Friday.
Robert John, the son of John and Beatrice (Oswood) Morelan was born January 22, 1922 in Alden, IA. Bob served in the U. S. Army during the W. W. II. He married Jeanette Elstad January 23, 1943 and she preceded him in death in 1992. He married Genie Gadient McComas on April 8, 1994. Bob was formerly employed with P & W Construction of Faribault and Borson Construction of Minneapolis. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, his apple orchard, bird watching, spending time with all of his grandchildren and farming in the Nerstrand area.
He is survived by his wife, Genie of Faribault; children, Sandra (and Douglas) Alger of Marco Island, FL, Diane (and Don) Piper of Faribault, Linda (and Terry) Johnson of Janesville, Robert (and Helen) Morelan of Racine, WI, Debby (and Bernie) Horejsi of Faribault, Kim (and Donna) Morelan of Nerstrand, Chelle (Morelan) Marquardt and Cindy (and Scott) Glende of Faribault; 31 grandchildren; 19 great grand children; seven step children, Steven (and Cindy) McComas of St. Paul, Therese (and Reg) Durhman of Claremont, NC, Kevin (and Karen) McComas of St. Paul, Dennis (and Kris) McComas of Shoreview, Ann (and Jim) McComas Bussa of Shakopee, Tom (and Mary) McComas of Minneapolis and Jeff (and Becky) McComas of Woodbury; 18 step grandchildren and one sister, Beverly Nauman of Faribault.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Jeanette; a son, Bruce; one granddaughter, Jessica Morelan; two sisters, Sara Ann Driessen and Elayne Lewis; and one brother in law, Glenn Nauman.
The three things most important in Bobís life were serving God, Family and Country in that order.
Name: MaryDale Hansen
Date: Saturday September 04, 2010
i didn't know Bob but i'm a friend of his dear daughter Sandy! i have to assume that Bob was very caring, loved people, and would do anything for his family and friends because that is Sandy! Sandy wrote to me that she was at peace because she knew her dad was in heaven! what a beautiful thought for Bob's family. i pray that all of you will be comforted by God's peace! sincerely, MaryDale
Name: Mary Langland (Nordstrom)
Date: Tuesday August 31, 2010
My memories of Uncle Bob will be with me always. I loved staying with him, Aunt Jeanette, and Cindy! They always treated me so kindly. I will remember that for the rest of my life! Love Mary