Obituary

Morrison Charles Marshall
Morrison Charles Marshall

September 1, 1924 - August 10, 2019
Born in Detroit, Michigan
Resided in Roseville, Michigan

Obituary

It has pleased the Lord of Life to summon out of this vale of tears and unto Himself in Heaven the soul of our dear brother in Christ, Morrison Charles Marshall, who was born on the first day of September in the year of our Lord 1924 in Detroit, Michigan the son of Duncan Marshall and his wife Hilda B. Klein.

On September 21, 1924, Morrison was baptized by the Reverend E. H. Ruesskamp and was thereby received into God’s Kingdom of grace at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Detroit. Morrison confirmed his baptismal faith, on April 10, 1928 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Pastor Marohn officiating. Morrison attended St. Thomas Lutheran School in Detroit, Eastern High and Valparaiso University in Indiana where he met his future wife, Lois A. Reinking.

Morrison was joined in Holy Matrimony with Lois Reinking on May 17, 1947, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at Ft. Wayne, Indiana, with Pastor Paul Miller officiating. The couple lived in various cities including Detroit, Grosse Pointe Woods, St. Clair Shores and Clearwater, Florida their entire married life of 72 years.

Their union was blessed with the gift of four children, Dale, Richard, Peggy and Karen. They have nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Morrison worked for the Atlas Dental Company, a family owned dental laboratory business, which he ultimately owned, for approximately 43 years. He was a Certified Dental Technician. During his career he took an active interest in his industry’s problems both state and nationally. He was President of the Michigan Dental Laboratory Association in 1958 and the National Association of Dental Laboratories in 1969. He was a Trustee for the National Board for Certification from 1970-1975. In 1973 he was appointed by the American Dental Association as a consultant on Dental Education in the area of Dental Technology. In 1974 he was nominated and selected to appear in the 1974 edition of Who’s Who in Michigan which he declined. Morrison received numerous awards and tributes during his working career. He rarely spoke of them. Morrison retired in 1985.

Morrison enjoyed an exciting and interesting life. At the age of eight he was Scottish dancing competitively at St. Andrew’s Society functions, marched with the Ford Motor Scottish band at civic functions, and was an accomplished pianist by his early teens. Morrison also took flying lessons in high school and soloed at Detroit City Airport when he was seventeen years old. He went on to get his Private Pilots license and enjoyed taking family and friends for rides. During his younger years he enjoyed bird and deer hunting and fishing in Michigan and Canada. He also was an ice boater, sailing his DN class boat on Anchor Bay and Cass Lake. All of his children at an early age got to sit between his legs and got the ride of their life. He also enjoyed soft water sailing and racing and crewed for his son, Dale and daughter-in-law Jennifer, out of Bayview Yacht Club. He was also a theater organ buff. After he retired he found other interests and took organ lessons where he became an accomplished organist. He loved playing his old Hammond T5 organ, building radio controlled air planes and boats to keep him busy. He and Lois joined the Easy Riders Bicycle Club to keep in shape. He was also a barber shopper and sang with the Lake Shore Chorus GP chapter and the Good News Singers. He was a 20 plus year member of the Grosse Pointe Senior Men’s Club and also sang in the chorus.

Morrison was a very devoted Christian. He was a former member of Our Saviour Lutheran Church, where he served as an usher and Deacon. He later joined Christ the King in Grosse Pointe where he served on the board. His family was his number one priority. He was most proud to see his four children graduate from college with one or more degrees and happily married. He was predeceased by one sister, Mary Lou McCoubrie.

As he grew older, he and Lois decided to make another change in residence. On October 17, 2015 they moved to America House East II where he spent his final years.

Devoted and loving husband of Lois Marshall for 72 years. Beloved father of Dale (Jenny) Marshall, Richard (Sally) Marshall, Peggy (Rick) McCutcheon and Karen (Mark) Dahn. Cherished grandfather of Nathan (Anna) Marshall, Heather (David) Hanlon, Wendy Marshall, Kelly Marshall, Kristen (Mike) Adams, Kyle (Lorne) McCutcheon, Kory McCutcheon, Steven (Jacklyn) Dahn, Sarah Dahn (fiancé Zach Noskey). Dear Great-Grandfather of Amelia and Declan Marshall and Braden, Hudson, Lincoln and Calvin Adams. He was predeceased by his parents, Duncan and Hilda Marshall, and his sister and brother-in-law, Mary Lou (Jack) McCoubrie.

In state Friday 10:00 am until time of funeral service 11:00 am at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 20338 Mack Avenue, Grosse Pointe Woods 48236.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Christ the King Lutheran Church or Area 27 Special Olympics Livingston County, 1420 Woodhurst Court, Howell, MI 48843.

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Christ the King Lutheran Church
20338 Mack Avenue
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI US 48236
Friday, August 16, 2019
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Area 27 Special Olympics Livingston County
1420 Woodhurst Court
Howell, MI USA 48843
The mission of Special Olympics Michigan is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Athletes develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy while participating in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship among their families, Special Olympics athletes and the community. The athletes achieve their dreams with the support of caring volunteers, coaches, family members and staff. Donations from Michigan citizens and businesses provide funding for the program.
Christ the King Lutheran Church
20338 Mack Ave.
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI USA 48236
We are a congregation of believers who place our faith in the saving work of Jesus Christ. We believe we have been gathered together here in this place and at this time by the Holy Spirit in order to proclaim repentance and forgiveness of sins according to the command of our Lord, Jesus Christ.