Lorum “Lem” Everett Morris, former Hannibal resident
died at home in Eau Claire, WI on June 14, 2013.
Lem was born on April 8, 1947 in Hannibal, WI to
Robert and Betty (Truax) Morris. He attended Hannibal
Elementary School and graduated from Gilman High
School in 1965. After graduation, he worked at Briggs &
Stratton in Milwaukee and then was drafted into the
Army and served for 2 years. He played running back in
the Army football team.
Lem married Martha (Wald) Morris on February 8,
1969. They later divorced.
From 1968 to 1973, he worked at Presto Industries in
Eau Claire. After that, Lem and Martha owned and
operated L & M Supper Club from 1973-1981. Then he
worked for Burzynski Insurance for about 17 years.
After that, he worked at Olynick’s in Jump River. At the
time of his death, he worked at Menards in Eau Claire.
Lem had a love of sports and hunting, fishing and was
well known for his jokes and sense of humor. He also
was a member of the Gilman American Legion Post 359.
He is survived by his daughters, Lynn (Kelly) Webster,
Sheri (Dale) Johnson, and Jill Morris (Tim Day) all of
Gilman. He is also survived by special friend Rosalie
Fischer of Eau Claire. His sisters are Joan (Earl)
Chwala of Gilman and Janice (Jerry) Winger of Medford.
He is further survived by his seven grandchildren,
Chelsi, Brooke, and Ryan Webster, Emily and Evan
Johnson, and Blake and Bryce Best.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother
Douglas in infancy.
Funeral services will be on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 11:00 A.M.
at New Hope Presbyterian Church-Hannibal. Rev. Brad Carloss
will officiate. Burial will follow in the Hannibal Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 until 8 PM on Tuesday at the Gilman
Funeral Home and one hour prior to service Wednesday at
Pallbearers are Kelly Webster, Dale Johnson, Tim Day,
Craig Amborn, Jerry Winger, and Dennis Wald.