Brian Lloyd Morley

Brian Lloyd Morley

Brian Lloyd Morley

Brian Lloyd Morley, age 58, of Arkdale, Wisconsin passed away unexpectedly Sunday, January 10, 2021 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Sparta, Wisconsin.

Private Family Funeral services will be Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 1 p.m the Arkdale Trinity Lutheran Church in Arkdale, Wisconsin.   Pastor Terri Skildum will officiate.  Interment will be at the White Creek Cemetery, Town of Easton, Wisconsin.

Visitation will be 10 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday at Arkdale Trinity Lutheran Church.  The visitation will be open to the public.

Brian was born March 11, 1962 in Friendship, Wisconsin to Lloyd Arthur and Arlene M. (Osborn) Morley.   He graduated from Castle Rock Grade School, Adams-Friendship High School in 1980, and UW-Platteville in 1984 with a degree in agriculture technology.  Brian returned to Adams, working for the Co-op, and later began his career with Dellwood Plumbing and Heating.  In 2019, he began working for the Adams-Friendship School District.    Brian married Kathy Roenneburg on Oct 12, 1991 at Arkdale Trinity Lutheran Church.

Brian enjoyed hunting and fishing with his boys and loved traveling with his wife. His dog Oakley was always waiting for him after a long day. Coaching was also a big part of Brian’s life.  He coached hundreds of kids over the years in all levels of youth baseball, football and wrestling.

Brian received the Adams-Friendship Green & White Award.

Brian was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd Morley; grandparents: John and Ina Osborn; and grandparents: Darrell and Mae Morley.

Wife:  Kathy Morley of Arkdale, Wisconsin
Son: Kason Morley (Megan) of Arkdale, Wisconsin
Son: Cole Morley (Suzanne) of Arkdale, Wisconsin
Mother: Arlene Morley of Adams, Wisconsin
Sister: Brenda (Robert) Fierke of Medford, Wisconsin
Sister: Debra (David) Donovan of Los Angeles, California
Brother-in-law:  Rick  (Krystal) Roennenburg
Brother-in-law: Russell Grant
Sister-in-law:  Karen Grant
Father and Mother-in-law: Larry and Amy Zastrow
Father-in-law: Russell Grant
Further survived by nieces: Lisa, Ashley, Andie, Emily, Haley, Emma, Jillian, Adreyanna, Makayla, Oksana and nephew James, great niece Teagan and great nephew Tobias. As well as many  other relatives and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Roseberry’s Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Visit for online condolences and further information.

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  1. Mark Hartman says:

    Sorry over your loss

  2. Terry Moore says:

    So many great memories of his generosity with his time and smiles. We are all so very rich with those precious memories. Condolences to the family.

  3. Reesa Evans says:

    saddened to hear of the sudden loss of your father, Kason–I remember you consulting him on some plumbing issues in my house! I hope you and your family let yourselves take comfort from each other in your grief and sorry and can talk about your many memories with him

  4. Dan Kane says:

    We are deeply saddened to learn about Brian’s sudden passing, and extend our deepest sympathy to his family.

  5. Shirly Mahoney says:

    An amazing man..father..human being. A mentor for my children..a mentor for all those who saw him as a caring loving soul..we will all be together again some day..until then Brian you will be missed..

  6. Gordy Lofquist says:

    In this very tough time for Brian’s family I offer my sincere condolences.
    It’s been 41 years since I last had the opportunity to coach Brian in football. Brian was one of the most memorable kids that I’ve coached when he was in High School. He inspired me as his coach. His enthusiasm, toughness, leadership qualities, speed and quickness made for a great combination, so much so that I created our defensive system around him. Our “Delta Split 6 with inverted umbrella coverage” could not have been successful without Brian at the core — he played a Safety (with deep pass coverage responsibilities) at 5 yards off the ball, heads up on the offensive Center, as a Middle Linebacker. The responsibilities that this defensive scheme asked of him were nearly impossible to handle – except for Brian. Every opposing team was fooled into thinking it impossible for Brian to cover the deep middle pass, while playing Middle Linebacker, and would fail in frustration trying to throw over the top of him to the deep middle. Brian’s love for the game – and his love for life – has inspired me ever since — so that, even though it’s been 41 years, I remember him as a bright shining soul as if it were yesterday. Thank you Brian for your inspiration of a lifetime. May the blessings be.

  7. Sue (Garnett) Furbee says:

    I was so sorry to hear about Brian’s passing. My deepest condolences to your family

  8. Edward and Lorelei Steiskal says:

    So very sorry for your loss. Brian always brought a smile to your face just by being around. He will be missed.

  9. Laura Martin says:

    Dear Morley Family,
    I am very shocked and saddened to learn of Brian’s passing. We went to the same grade school and high school and I always thought he was a truly wonderful person. He never knew it but I had a big crush on him all throughout our younger years. I am so sad for all who loved him. My heart goes out to you.

  10. Desiree and Darren Schlafer says:

    We are sorry for your loss

  11. Sabrena & Jimbo Witz says:

    Our Deepest Sympathy to the family of Brian.

  12. Lloyd Waller says:

    My sincere condolences to Brian’s family on the loss of a real genuine man who touched the lives of many and left you with an amazing legacy to remember him with. May God’s peace be with and sustain you.

  13. Tanya and Scott Kotlowski says:

    Our prayers go out to Kathy, Kason, Cole, family and friends. We pray the love you have from family, friends, and neighbors brings you comfort and peace. We are praying for God’s blessings on your family as you navigate this difficult time. Love to you all.

  14. Suzie (Theisen) and Dave Gentleman says:

    I am so sorry for your family’s loss. May God give you peace and comfort during this difficult time. We will be praying for you. 🥺🙏❤

  15. Ryan Ebert says:

    Kason and Cole, I’m so sorry for your loss. Your father was always exceptionally nice, and a wonderful person to be around. My condolences to you all during this unthinkable time.

  16. Sandy baker says:

    its a shock to so many gone way too soon je was a great man and did so much for the schools rip BRIAN till we meet again

  17. Dawn, Rock, Zeke & Wyatt Stone says:

    Sincerest sympathy. Brian was a good “community minded” guy. Af needs more young people to step up to help like Brian did and with a hearfelt smile too.
    Remember the good times !!

  18. Janet Last says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the Morley family. Brain was a great guy al ways had a smile. He will be missed!!

  19. Teresa Marti says:

    So sorry for your loss. Brian was a great mentor and a true gentleman
    Rubber and Teresa Marti

  20. Fred Renner says:

    Kathy, Kason, and Cole, my heart breaks for you all. Brian was a one of a kind, always smiling and enjoying life. I really enjoyed our time together playing softball, volleyball, and our conversations on our job sites. He was a fierce competitor, but a great sportsman. He touched so many lives, he will be missed by them all. You have my families deepest sympathy. Love and Prayers to you all…💖🙏 Fred, Debbie, Hunter, and Ryan

  21. Kyle Kluck and Krystyne Miller says:

    So very sorry for yur loss. Our prayers are with yur family.

  22. Dick and Marj Colby says:

    It was with great sorrow we heard of Brian’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Cherish the memories of all the good times.

  23. Doris Gullickson says:

    So very sorry to hear Brian’s passing, know you have everyone’s thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Brian shared so much of his life not only with you and the boys but so many in the community and will forever be a part of the lives he touched. Wishing all of you comfort and strength for the days and weeks ahead.

  24. Ray and Cheri Witz says:

    Our hearts and prayers go out to the Morley family.

  25. Bill Deane says:

    So sorry for you loss. My thoughts and prayers to your family.

  26. Cathy and Randy Renner says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Brian was a great guy. Randy enjoyed playing baseball with him so much! He was a great dad, husband and friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the boys.

  27. Dean and Angela Gleason says:

    My condolences go out to the entire Morley family. Brian was a good man and will be missed by all.

  28. Mike n Paula Fenner says:

    Brian was a great man always took time for everyone and always went out of his way to say Hi!
    He will be dearly missed with deepest sympathy
    Mike & Paula Fenner

  29. GW says:

    Kathy, Kason and Cole & All the Morley Family, very sorry to see that Brian has passed away, he sure was one of those people who has made Adams & Friendship a great place. Very sorry for your loss. RIP Coach Morley. May the Lord God Almighty give you all comfort

  30. Lori Ward says:

    So sorry for your families loss.

  31. Tony and Denise Orth says:

    Our deepest condolences Kathy and family. We’re very sorry for your loss.

  32. Randy and Deb Kniprath, Brandon, Justyn and Makenna says:

    Our deepest condolences for the loss of a wonderful man. Praying for strength for all of Brian’s family. May you find some level of comfort in your cherished memories.

  33. Steve & Danna Peterson says:

    Kathy, Kason & Cole,
    We are so very sorry to learn of Brian’s passing and sympathize with the heart-wrenching sorrow you are feeling. Your husband and father’s spirit lives on in the many people he mentored, befriended, coached, and supported. His love for his family was truly obvious: he enjoyed spending time building memories with and sharing stories about you all. Brian will be greatly missed because he was a great person. Hugs and prayers.

  34. The Rupert Family says:

    Our deepest condolences to Brian’s family. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

  35. Karen Murphy Rank says:

    So very sorry for your loss, Brian was always a great guy and well loved. Prayers to all of you

  36. Joe and Gail Torkelson says:

    Our sincere sympathies to the whole Morley family. You are in our thoughts.

  37. Pat Holm Jodarski says:

    I have never gotten answers to my WHY – GOD only knows and in GOD we must trust. Brian was a special friend and neighbor always smiling always willing to help he will be missed. May God be with you and know that your friends and neighbors are there for you we would be honored to help in anyway possible.

  38. Eugene Boersma says:

    To the Morley Family,
    My deepest condolences. It’s been a few years since Brian and I crossed paths but he has, and will always be remembered fondly. He was an outstanding man and teammate. The best always leave too soon. May he Rest In Peace.

    Eugene Boersma

  39. Peggy Sleeman says:

    My deepest condolences to Brian’s family and many friends during this difficult time. Cherish every memory you hold so dear to your hearts.

  40. Larry and Louann says:

    Kathy we are so sorry to hear of Brian’s passing Remember God knows what He’s doing at all times if you need anything please call even if it’s just to talk May God be with you and the rest of your family during this time

  41. Larry and Becky Oleson says:

    Our sympathy to the Morley family.

  42. Bev J Ward says:

    My Condolences to Brian’s entire family. Prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  43. Richard and Rita Zietlow says:

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Morley family it is heartbreaking to here of Brian’s passing. Please know we are thinking of you.

  44. Richard and Rita Zietlow says:

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Morley family it is heartbreaking to here of Bryan’s passing. Please know we are thinking of you.

  45. Greg & Linda Sorenson says:

    The good die young…how true. Sending our deepest sympathies. RIP Brian.

  46. Sandy kilbey says:

    Dear Kathy and all of the family:
    In your sorrow and grief I just want you to remember that you had the very best of the best and finest of the finest persons for a Husband and Father. I’m just so sorry that he was taken from you way too early. He will remain in my memory as a man who was so well respected and loved by me and everybody who knew him. I so sorry for your loss and ours also.
    Sandy Kilbey

  47. Pat Sorensen says:

    Dear Morley Family,
    I was saddend to hear of Brian’s passing. Brian was a wonderful man,husband,father and son. I am so very sorry for your loss. You have my very deepest sympathy.

  48. Jeanne (Hosig) Mulac says:

    Kathy and Family, I was so sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. I can’t imagine how heavy your hearts feel right now. We will keep you in our thoughts and send you love and light to help you find your way through this difficult time.

  49. Jodi Lecy Helgeson and Jim Grabarski says:

    Morley family,
    Please accept our sympathy on Brian’s passing.

  50. Bob and Kim Bezemek says:

    Dear Morley Family,
    We are remembering Brian as a example of selflessness and a gentle soul.
    May memories help ease your sorrow through this most difficult time.

  51. John Nelson says:

    My deepest sympathy to Brian’s family. It is a true loss. He was a good friend.

  52. Judith Bieri says:

    I worked with Brian at the Co-op many years ago, I was always the mother figure, loved him dearly. Always remember the good times and the many happy years together.

  53. Sean & Tiffany Ringer says:

    We are so sorry your family lost Brian so early. Working with him in the school district has been such a privilege. His insight and expertise will be missed. He worked so hard to make the best atmosphere for the children. I will miss his passion and stories of the outdoors.

  54. SHirley Theisen says:

    Many thoughts and prayers being sent. Words somehow don’t give the true feelings. May you take some solace from all of us who care deeply. Cherish all the great memories.

  55. Owen Riese says:

    A great coach and a better man. Will be missed by the entire community.

    Rest easy, Coach.

  56. Mary Deane says:

    Kathy and Family, so very sorry for your loss… My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.

  57. Jeff and Lori McClinchy says:

    So heartbreaking, Kathy, Cole and Cason, you are in our thoughts and Prayers

  58. Mike Mcclyman says:

    So sorry for your loss !! He was a good man RIP !

  59. Patryk Pogorzelski says:

    You will be missed coach.

  60. Bob & Aletta Grabarski says:

    Arlene, Kathy, Kason and Cole, Our deepest sympathy and condolences to all of you and your families for Brian’s shortened life all too soon. The song lyrics “It’s not what you take with you when you go, but what you leave behind!” says many things about Brian. His love of family, love of sports, his love of contributing to so many young lives, not only teaching his own boys but also so many others with his dedication to inspiring young minds and bodies through coaching. Brian created his own legacy, RIP my friend, you’ve done enough!

  61. Alex Bickford says:

    We love you coach.

  62. Alice Straka says:

    Kathy, Kason and Cole, just can not find the right words to say. Feeling so sad for you all. Keeping you in my prayers.

  63. Carrie Grantwhite says:

    Kathy, Kason, and Cole
    My sincere condolences….my heart breaks for each of you…
    I love you, each so much….
    You forever are an amazing family…
    I am here for you….

  64. Cindy Babcock says:

    Kathy and family, my heart goes out to all of you. Keeping you all in thoughts and prayers.

  65. DeeDee (Brennecke) Heath says:

    Kathy and family, I am so sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. Brian was very inspirational in all that he did. He was very kind and caring. He will be sorely missed. Prayers to you and your family during this difficult time.

  66. Sue Anderson says:

    Such a shock. So very sorry for your loss. Keep his smile and your memories close. Thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

  67. Pam Parks says:

    Kathy and family, I’m so very sorry for your loss. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

  68. Ronald Bartley says:

    It’s a shock, All my prayers to Brian’s family. My heart goes out to them. God Bless then all.
    I went to school with Brian. A-F High and graduated in 1980. R.I.P. Brian, you will be missed, but never

  69. Jim & Denise Straka says:

    Thoughts and Prayers to you and your Family

  70. Patricia Gervais and Family says:

    Condolences to all of Brian’s family, so so sorry for your loss. Taken to soon….to young. Please know you are all, in our thoughts and prayers and may God give you strength and the hugs of family give you the comfort you will need during this difficult time. God Bless your family!

  71. Sherri stewart says:

    Iam so sorry for lose .
    A another great man gone to soon in life .
    We had you in our thoughts
    Justin still cant believe it. It’s been a ruff year.
    Stay strong
    Hugs. Your in my prayers.

    From sherri Stewart and justin Nigh

  72. Anita and Chuck Carter says:

    Kathy, Kason and Cole, there are no words. When it comes to an idyllic couple and idyllic parents, Kathy and Brian were it. I first knew Brian when he worked at the (Allied) Coop when I was in high school and he was best friends with the late Pat Kane. They both had this beautiful quiet, safe, friendly and caring demeanor– it never surprised me that they were best friends. Then, a couple years later, I got to know Kathy during my senior year and always cherished her sweet soul. Finally, I was acquainted with Kason over two summers as he blessed me with his services. I was impressed with his young, beautiful soul, but not surprised knowing who his parents were. Most emphatically, though, I want to share an exchange I had with Brian about 2 or 3 years ago. We ran into each other at Corner Bar after an AFHS Basketball game and had a conversation about a mutual friend who was going through a divorce after a long marriage. Brian expressed his total misunderstanding saying how he was a “one woman man” and that when he met Kathy, he never looked elsewhere and would never jeopardize her, or his kids’, stability. Kathy, Kason, Cole: he loved you so much and if you keep that in your minds and hearts, you can get through this. I’m here if you need anything. ♥️♥️♥️

  73. Allen J Baumgartner Sr says:

    Kathy & Family , Except my deepest sympathy. Brian is your Angel now keeping you safe. God bless you in your time of sorrow amen RIP Brian.

  74. Penny Sellhausen says:

    So sorry for your loss

  75. Becky Kirsenlohr says:

    Kathy, Kadon, Cole and Family so very sorry for your loss. He was an amazing father and husband and such a huge part in so many kids lives through all the time he gave to others. He will be greatly missed.

  76. Ginny (Newsom) Batie says:

    Sending my deepest condolences to Brian’s family. Prayers for strength during this difficult time. Hold his memories close to your hearts to help heal the pain

  77. Peg Lecy says:

    May God family and friends comfort you during this difficult time. As you hold each other close remember your memories.
    So very sorry

  78. Coy Sawyer says:

    Brian Morley. What a friend. Brian always gave his best effort and I loved that he was my teammate for seven years of baseball. Hi IQ and very talented. We all lost a great man. Kathy, I am heartbroken for you and the boys. I hope his memory inspires all who knew him to be more like him. Man I loved that guy. 😔

  79. Rick Zindars says:

    Sorry for your lost he will be miss !

  80. Becky Pease says:

    Kathy and family- We are devastated to hear of Brian’s passing. Our community has lost a great man. Please know we are praying for you all. All our sympathies.

    Scott, Becky, Erin and Brett

  81. Teresa Harvey-Beversdorf says:

    Wow, Brian has touched sooo many lives at such a young age. Beautiful children to carry on his legacy. Kathy, thanks for sharing him to allow him to coach so many children with his soft heart. A true outdoorsman! May all the memories wrap you in love with all your family and friends. Thank you for sharing his love with Shad. Stay strong! Anyway to help…we are here for you and your family. Love, Tom and Terri

  82. STEVE ABFALL says:

    So sorry for your loss. My condolences to your family.

  83. Coral Klein Smith says:

    To all the Morley Family, Arlene, Brenda and Debbie
    Kathy, Kason and Cole
    Our hearts are breaking right along with yours.
    Our sympathy and love to you all.

  84. Monica Al Victoria and Alex Arndt says:

    Our deepest condolences to you and your families. He will always be remembered from high school years to being Alex’s coach.

  85. James and Kori Nawrot says:

    Kathy, Kason, Cole, Arlene, Brenda, Debbie and family so very sorry for the loss of Brian. Such a huge loss he will be truly missed by this community. Prayers of healing to you all and may your memories help you through these difficult times ahead.

  86. Vernon Rhinehart says:

    so sorry for your loss

  87. Barb McCue says:

    Kathy so sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. May the lord wrap his arms around you and the family and comfort you in this time . Hugs

  88. Nick and Robin Hiller and family says:

    So sorry to hear this. Our prayers are with the family.

  89. John Schmitt says:

    Sorry for your families loss

  90. Michael and Laura Powell says:

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

  91. Janet & Pat Kotlowski family says:

    Sending love and prayers to your family. Brian will be greatly missed as he was a role model for many in our community. He was kind and genuinely cared about making a positive impact on those around him.

  92. Shawna Gruber says:

    So sorry for your loss

  93. Curt and Dawn Mathe says:

    Our deepest sympathies to you Kathy, Cole and Kason. Sending hugs and prayers. Brian was an amazing person. We will miss him.

  94. Tina Matrick says:

    Very sorry for such a huge loss he did such a great job when he coached Chris and Nick Jahnz in foot ball God bless your whole family.

  95. LeeRoy and ReVawn says:

    Kathy, Kason and Cole we are so sorry for your loss Brian was a great guy. I remember when we went to the WBHA convention with you guys it was a great time. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  96. Jason and Cathy Hammond says:

    Our deepest and most heart felt condolences, our thoughts and prayers are with all Brian’s family and friends.

  97. Theresa Ravenscroft says:

    My deepest condolences to Brian’s entire family, he was a wonderful person. So very sorry and saddened he’s gone too soon. Prayers to all.

  98. Andrew Rhinehart says:

    Sorry for your loss

  99. Rebecca Williams says:

    So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  100. Tom and Deb(Ravenscroft)Sake says:

    Our deepest sympathies to Brian’s family at this most difficult time. Treasure his memories and he will forever remain close at heart.

  101. Gregg & Tara Farrell says:

    Kathy, Kason, and Cole,
    Our hearts ache for you. Brian was a kind soul. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  102. Izzy & Mike Jackson says:

    My condolences Kathy, Kason, and Cole. My heart is so broken for your family. Brian was such a wonderful man. So many memories of years of events with our kids, as parents together, and with Brian in the role of coach. He coached Kayla with the utmost respect, and was a positive influence in her attitude, perseverance, strength, and character as a wrestler and person. I’m so very sorry. Brian will be missed.

  103. Valerie Mecklenburg says:

    So very, very Heartbreaking…hugs

  104. Linda Widmar says:

    So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to you and your family.

  105. Jan Baumgartner says:

    My deepest condolences to Brian’s family. Prayers for strength as you go through this very sad time. Brian will be greatly missed by so many!

  106. Pat & Beccy Pare says:

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to Kathy, Kason, Cole, Arlene and All of Brian’s family and friends during this most difficult time.

  107. Richard Stevens says:

    So sorry for your family’s loss.

  108. Judy Alderman says:

    So very sorry for your family’s loss