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Donald William “Bill” Morrison, 77, died on Monday, March 18, 2019, at the Westmont Nursing Home in Logan, Iowa.

He was born on December 4, 1941, to Donald and Gladys (McIntosh) Morrison near Persia, Iowa.

Bill was raised near Persia until 1957, when his family moved to their newly purchased farm in the Woodbine area, Bill graduated from Woodbine High School in 1960.

On December 9, 1961, Bill married Carol Mackey at the Woodbine Presbyterian Church.

While Bill was proudly serving in the United States Navy, the couple lived in Virginia Beach, Virginia. After Bill’s honorable discharge, the couple returned to Woodbine where Bill worked for Union Pacific Railroad, Vickers, Paxton Mitchell in Blair, and he also farmed the family farm south of Woodbine.

Bill also grew popcorn for Vogel Popcorn.

Bill was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Woodbine. The couple were members of the Circle 8 Square Dance Club, and they enjoyed taking motorcycle trips.

Bill loved to ride his Gold Wing, go out to eat, watch westerns, and play cards ~ especially Hearts. Bill was an incredibly patient person.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Carol Morrison on May 28, 2014; two sisters, one in infancy and Kathryn Morrison.

He is survived by two daughters, Sherry and her husband Allen Park of Woodbine, Iowa; Jayna and her husband John Becker of Boone, Iowa; five grandchildren, Matthew (Melina), Emily, Heather (Samuel), Cody and Andrew; one great grandson, Jaxen; and many other relatives and friends.

A funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 22 at Fouts Funeral Home in Woodbine.

The officiant of the service was Pastor Patti Ford. Nancy Foutch accompanied Beth Fouts singing, “How Great Thou Art”. The recorded musical selections were “Just a Closer Walk with Thee” by Alan Jackson and “Home” by Chris Tomlin. The honorary pall bearers were Heather Williams, Emily Engh and Jaxen Engh.

The pall bearers were Matthew Park, Cody Becker, John Becker, Andrew Becker, Allen Park and Samuel Williams. The Military Graveside Rites were performed by the Woodbine American Legion Post # 143. Bill’s final resting place is at the Woodbine Cemetery in Woodbine.

Fouts Funeral Home in Woodbine was in charge of the arrangements.