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William "Bill" Morrow

Tuesday, November 23rd, 1948 - Tuesday, August 25th, 2020
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William John Morrow was born in Brown County Hospital at Ainsworth, Nebraska on November 23, 1948 to John Jennings and Shirley Kathryn (Anderson) Morrow, and was the youngest of four siblings: Martha Jean, Ardith Louise, and James Kenneth Morrow. He passed into eternal rest on August 25, 2020.

William “Bill” lived in Springview, Ne until 1959 when the family moved to Ainsworth. Bill was baptized and confirmed in the United Methodist Church in Ainsworth and was a member in excess of 50 years.

In 1967, Bill graduated from Ainsworth High School, then attended the University Of Nebraska (Kearney State College) and earned his Bachelor of Arts in education with electives in business. He attended the Colorado school of Banking, and the Iowa school of Banking, receiving certificates of completion in both.

After college, he lived in Ainsworth and worked in an auto dealership with various duties and responsibilities. He then entered the financial services field for the next 39 years, beginning in Ainsworth with banking and followed working for primarily Nebraska panhandle banks until his retirement.

Bill always enjoyed being involved in any community he worked in which included the Ainsworth Lions Club, Ainsworth Airport Authority, 50+ year member of B.P.O.E. (Benevolent Protective Order of Elks) in Ainsworth, once serving as Exalted Ruler. In Bridgeport, he was on the City Council, member of the Lions club and in 2006, became a licensed Real Estate Broker.

On May 2, 1992, he married Julia A. Harris Garska in Bridgeport at All Souls Church and his family expanded to include Travis Garska (Stephanie) and Stacey Garska (Scott Worth) and later included grandchildren Trevor Adams, Shelby Davis (Ty) Travis John Garska (Hannah), Zachery Adams and Brittany Hernandez (Jeremy Recknor) and Amber Hernandez (Cody Stanford). His family continued to grow, adding 4 great-grandchildren Paislee Purviance, Wyatt Davis, Waivlynn Davis and Axel Recknor.

Bill was a person people enjoyed knowing, kindness was one of his greatest gifts, giving his all to family and his commitments.

He was preceded in death by his parents; Grandparents Guy and Shirley Anderson; Aunt Mavis Anderson and Charles and Eva Morrow.

He leaves his wife Julie; family Travis Garska, Stacey Worth; Sisters Martha Jean Goad (Robert), Ardith Flyr (Gary); Brother James Morrow (Carol); nieces Connie Munk (Richard) and Amber Morrow; along with nephew Joshua Morrow; Brother-In-Law Melvin Harris; great nieces and nephews as well as many cousins and many friends he met and made along his journey in life.

A Funeral Service will take place 11:00 A.M. Monday, August 31 at the Church of Christ in Bridgeport with Pastor Jonathan Seng officiating with visitation prior to the service from 9-11 A.M. with a reception to follow. Another Funeral Service will take place 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, September 2 at the United Methodist Church in Ainsworth with Pastor Jenice Epp officiating. Burial will follow at the Ainsworth Cemetery.

Memorials may be designated to the Masonic Children’s Home in Fremont, NE, or the United Methodist Church in Ainsworth.

May the Lord keep William J. Morrow in His loving arms for all eternity.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Monday, August 31st, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Monday, August 31st, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Bridgeport Church of Christ
    Address
    314 W 7th Street
    BRIDGEPORT, NE
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    Officiant
    Pastor Jonathan Seng
    Co-Celebrant
    Pastor Jenice Epp
  • Interment

    Location
    Ainsworth Cemetery
    Address
    Ainsworth, NE
    AINSWORTH, NE 69210
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  • Reception

    Location
    Bridgeport Church of Christ
    Address
    314 W 7th Street
    BRIDGEPORT, NE
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Connie Kepler-Deal

Posted at 01:37pm
Julie and Family So awfully sorry to see of Bills passing, such a nice guy he was ....always a Smile for everyone....Prayers and Blessing to you all. Connie Kepler-Deal... Aurora Co.
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EDWIN O. HARMS

Posted at 11:23pm
BILL: IT WAS GREAT WORKING WITH YOU AT THE MASONIC BLOOD DRIVES IN BRIDGEPORT. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. I ENJOYED COMING TO YOUR GARAGE SALES. YOUR FRIEND ; EDWIN O. HARMS
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Posted at 09:15am
Sorry for your loss, your friends at Bank of Lewellen. Jack & Betty Beard
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