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Darrell F. Morgan

July 16, 2019
Emmetsburg News

A Celebration of Life for Darrell Morgan of Emmetsburg was held Friday, July 12, at Joyce Funeral Home in Emmetsburg.

Let me tell you a story Every word is true, except those that aren't. It's about a one-eyed hippie type looking fellow all dressed in black named:

Darrell Frederick Morgan.

Darrell, son of Benjamin and Barbara (Pickover) Morgan was born 6/13/ 1958 at 6:13 a.m. in Albuquerque, NM on the Mixed Nation Reservation. He attended Clear Water High School, and he also attended college in Ohio.

He was a jack of all trades, but master of none. One of his favorite things was magic as a hobby and profession. Rags the magician loved to do magic for anyone. He loved doing stuff with and for his children - they came first - making pancake shapes, coaching, girl scouts, biking, camping, fishing and flying kites. He also liked to shoot pool and throw darts - he could do it better than most people with two eyes. Volunteering was something else he often did - helping at Upper Des Moines, painting, moving furniture, unloading trucks and helping to build the playground at Harrison Park. He won an outstanding volunteer award for Palo Alto County in 2009.

In his younger years, he was a firefighter. He also enjoyed helping some elderly ladies get to the places they needed to be. He never met a stranger, and he would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. Among his many hobbies was storytelling - he told many great stories to his kids and others. He loved counseling others to help them find their right path. Being a Shaman and helping people with their spiritual encounters was among his many passions. He liked to garage sale and auction and loved to dicker people down on their prices. He loved to ride motorcycles and even after he could no longer ride, he still loved the sound and talking to people about their bikes. Animals loved him and he had many furry friends over the years. One of his favorite four-legged friends was his white wolf, Roscoe P. Coltrain. His current helpers were his dog, Spot-bob and cats, Luna and Paws.One of his many funny quotes was Jack, is my friend even though he no longer drank.

Family and friends meant everything to him. He was a great husband, father, grandfather and friend and will be greatly missed by all.

On Monday, July 8, 2019, Darrell passed away at the Palo Alto County Hospital in Emmetsburg after a long battle with COPD.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Carla of Emmetsburg; five children: Nathan Morgan of Wellington, KS, Misty Shue (Troy) of Wellington, KS, Kellie Morgan of Arkansas City, KS, Zach Morgan of Wichita, KS and Niyah Morgan of Emmetsburg; grand- children: Eric Morgan, Winter Morgan, Lane Morgan, Zachary Morgan, Gabriel Morgan, Kimberly Morgan, Brayden Morgan, Michael Coffey and Gabby Coffey; siblings: Rhonda Flickinger Clore of Park City, KS, Krysta Kay Mahler Fischer of Salina, KS, Lester Morgan of Burley, ID, Sherry Morgan Gilihan of Sheridan, OR, and Clinton B. Morgan of Belle Plaine, KS; mother-in-law, Kathleen Gade of Emmetsburg and sister-in-law, Colleen Thilges (Don) of Emmetsburg.

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