Russell Ray Morrell
Russ Morrell died on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska on Friday July 25 2014. Russ was born on May 23 1950 to Richard Morrell, Sr. and his wife Charlotte in St. Francis, KS. He married the love of his life, Sue (Morehouse) Morrell on July 30 1971. Russ and Sue made their lives in the rural communities of southeast South Dakota and lived on the Missouri River of the South Dakota plains. Russ committed his life in service to others as a coach and teacher for 40 years. He is survived by his wife Sue, his four children and spouses Charles (Jen), Mark (Jessica), Kevin (Heather) and Courtney (Mike), ten grandchildren, his father Richard, and brothers Rich (Larea) and Tom (Margaret). The family will host a memorial to celebrate Russ life on September 3, 2014 at 2:00 PM in the Wagner Community School gym. In lieu of flowers or gifts to the family, a scholarship fund has been established in Russ honor.