David H. Morgan (90) of Effingham, formerly of rural Dieterich


Published on August 27 2013 3:51 pm

Mr. David H. Morgan, age 90 of Effingham and formerly of rural Dieterich, IL passed away at 8:30 PM – Monday, August 26, 2013 at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham, IL. 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM – Thursday, August 29, 2013 at the Blake-Buchanan Funeral Home in Newton, IL with Carroll Ross officiating.  Burial will be in the Headyville – McQueen Cemetery in rural Jasper County, IL with full military rites by the Jasper Post #20 American Legion.  Visitation will be held 1 hour before the services.  Memorials may be made to the Headyville Christian Church- McQueen Cemetery Fund. Arrangements are under the care of the Blake-Buchanan Funeral Home in Newton, IL. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.blakefh.com. 

David was born on April 5, 1923 in Jasper County, IL the son of Bruce and Winnie (Kistner) Morgan.  He married Charlene Price on July 23, 1942 and she preceded him in death on January 21, 1970.  David was a lifelong farmer in Jasper County.   He was a member of the Headyville Christian Church and the Effingham VFW.  David served his country during WWII in the United States Army.  David was proud to be a veteran and flew his flag every day.  He loved the Morgan Centennial farm, his family, and friends very much.  He also enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing and bird watching.  His love, humor and stories will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

David is survived by:4 Children – Sue (Mike) Maculevics of Geff, IL, David L. (Sandra) Morgan of Slidell, LAKay (Bill) Diel of Dieterich, IL and Becky (Danny) Zimmerman of Charleston, IL...10 Grandchildren...21 Great Grandchildren...Sister – Barbara (Art) Rauch of Newton, IL...and Brother-in-Law – Dean Chesnut of St. Joseph, IL.

David was preceded in death by his parents, wife, sisters Pauline Schmack, June Bangert, Millie Chesnut, brothers Howard Morgan and Edwin Morgan and great granddaughter Morgan Elizabeth. 

A very special “Thank you” to Esther Thompson who was a wonderful caregiver.