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Dennis R. Morrison Obituary


Dennis R. Morrison, 66, died January 14, 2013 at Health park Medical Center in Fort Myers, FL after fighting valiantly against cancer. He was born June 11, 1946 in St. Louis, MO to the late Keith and Dorothy (LaBarge) Morrison.
He is survived by his wife Nancy (Collopy-Johnson) of Fort Myers, his son Curtis of St. Louis MO, his daughter Jill of Long Island NY, four brothers, Tom (Mary) of Alexandria VA, Jim (Veronica) of Providence RI, Dave (Peggy), and Bill (Kathy) in St. Louis MO and a sister Patricia Wilkes of De Moines, IA. Also a step-daughter Tina Stinebaugh of Eagle River AK and several nieces and nephews.
He graduated from St. Louis University in 1969 with a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce. He worked at the former Norwest banks which became Wells Fargo where he was bank president, retiring in 2005 from the Galesburg IL office.
Denny was very community oriented and while in Galesburg he served as Chairman on the boards of OSF St. Mary Medical Center and the Galesburg Chamber of Commerce, as a board trustee for Knox College, the board for a proposed Railroad Hall of Fame in Galesburg. He also served as the campaign chair for the United Way of Knox County in 1999 and received Outstanding Business Leader award in 1999 from the Galesburg Chamber of Commerce. He did many other fundraising projects as well. He was very proud of the fact that he started the Big Bang Boom July 4th fireworks display in Norfolk NE and later brought the idea to Galesburg.
Denny had a wonderful wit and had many talents such as writing poetry about life. He loved to play golf, was an avid reader, a big St. Louis Cardinals fan, and made the New York Times crosswords a challenge by doing them in pen.
A "Celebration of Life" will be held on Sunday, January 20th from 3:00-5:00pm at Cypress Lake Country Club, 6767 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, FL and another will be held in Galesburg IL later on this year. All friends and relatives are invited.
Memorials may be made to OSF St. Mary Foundation, 3333 N. Seminary St., Galesburg, IL 61401 or one of your choice. Please visit www.harvey-engelhardt.com to share a memory or condolence.

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