Ivan C. Morrow

Ivan C. Morrow

Ivan C. Morrow

Ivan C. Morrow, age 90, of Friendship, Wisconsin passed away Thursday, September 9, 2021, at Liberty Village in Adams, Wisconsin.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 13, 2021, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Friendship, Wisconsin. Father David Bruener will officiate. Interment will be at the St. Leo Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. until the time of service on Monday at the Church.

Ivan was born August 30, 1931, in Madison, Wisconsin to James and Christine (Seiler) Morrow. He graduated from Sun Prairie High School in 1949, and from UW Madison with his Bachelor’s degree 1953. In 1956 he earned his Master’s in Agriculture. Ivan married Joyce Ann Hoffer on July 16, 1960 in Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic church in Madison, WI. Ivan worked for Adams County from 1953 until 1985, and as the 4H & Youth Agent. He was inducted into 4H Hall of Fame in 2014. Ivan served as chairman for the Town of Preston, served on various committees for the Adams County Board, the Fair Board, the Hospital Board, and was a member of the Historical Society. He also performed hunter safety training for over 35 years.

He grew up on the family farm in the Town of Burke, Dane County, Wisconsin. The time spent on the farm fostered his love of the outdoors. He was an avid fisherman both locally and in Canada. Ivan traveled to Atikokan, Ontario every year from 1990 to 2014 where he fished with family and friends. Ivan also loved to hunt for grouse and deer. He loved to garden. Ivan liked to travel and enjoyed trips to the Rocky Mountains and East Coast. Most especially Ivan loved spending time with his family.

He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church and an active member of the Knights of Columbus.

Ivan was preceded in death by his parents, James & Christine Morrow; daughter, Valerie Campbell; brothers, Kenneth (Mary) Morrow & Harold (Jean) Morrow; sister, Elizabeth (John) Neff; brothers-in-law, Jerry Hoffer, and Darrel Hoffer.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Ann Morrow; daughters, Margaret Mary (John) Schwartz of Arkdale, WI; Kari Lynne (Ronald) Osborn of Adams; sons, Mike John (Sandy Roberts) Morrow of Friendship, Matthew James (Beverly) Morrow of Friendship; Mark Richard (Ann) Morrow of Slinger, WI; sisters, Kathrine Friedland; Pat Lea; brothers, Richard Morrow of Kentucky; Alvin Morrow of Madison; grandchildren: Amanda (Kevin) Ebert, Greg Morrow, Asia (Dillion) Bay, Taylor Osborn, Danielle Morrow, Alex Sohail, Yusef Sohail, Anastasia Morrow, Autumn Morrow, Ivan Morrow; Zack Campbell; great-grandchildren, Kelsie Ebert, Kinnlie Ebert, Kylie Ebert, Grayson Schraughnagle, Kali Black; Hugo Bay; son-in-law, Ed Campbell, and brother-in-law, Richard (Lueann) Hoffer.

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

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  1. Jill Renner says:

    My heart goes out to you. Remember all the happy times. Prayers and condolences to the Morrow family.

  2. Jim Brien says:

    Sorry of Ivan’s death. My earliest memory of him was when my father was on the county board. I also had him as a 4H leader. The last time I saw him was at the Adams centennial. He still rembered me.

  3. Judy Allen says:

    Deepest sympathy to the whole Marrow family. May your memories help you through the difficult times. Dennis and Judy Allen

  4. Carol Bezin says:

    My deepest condolescences to the Morrow family. I first met Ivan teaching a summer school nature class. I searched the community for volunteers to help the children build bird houses. Ivan showed up and continued the project for several years with summer school classes.
    Whenever I saw Ivan in public, he had a smile, was friendly, and upbeat. His mark as a person is shown in his adult children, who are kind and caring people, as well as good community members. He did a great job raising his family!

  5. Michele Falk says:

    So sorry for your loss.

  6. DeeDee Brennecke Heath says:

    Peggy, Kari and families,

    I am so sorry for your loss. He was a great man, your Dad. Thinking of you with prayers…

  7. Cathy and Randy Renner says:

    So sorry to hear of Ivan’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. Such a nice man, he will be missed.

  8. Linda (Kaye) Yoss says:

    My sincere condolences to the Morrow family. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. Jack and Brenda Allen says:

    To the Morrow Family, Our prayers and condolences go out to all the Morrow family. Ivan was quite the pillar of the A-F Community. God Bless, Jack and Brenda Allen

  10. Mike and Paula Fenner says:

    To all of the Morrow family we are so sorry for your loss, remember all the good times and memories!
    You are in our thoughts and prayers!!!

  11. Julie and Bob Goodhue says:

    Our deepest sympathy to Ivan’s family. He was such a nice person. I remember him from 4-H camp. I visited with him a couple times at Liberty Village. Thinking of you at this sad time.

  12. Rick H. Falk says:

    Sorry to hear of your loss. Ivan influenced thousands of kids over three decades of service to Adams County. He made the world a better place. God bless you in your time of grief.

  13. Jane Imboden says:

    So sorrow to hear of your families loss. Remembering when my mother was his secretary many years ago. Hugs out to you all.

  14. Clara & Chuck Keller says:

    Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. He will be greatly missed but will be watching over you all.

  15. Jodi M Helgeson says:

    Prayers for Ivan’s family. He was a great influence on me during my 4-H years and I enjoyed hearing tales of his card playing.

  16. MHein says:

    My condolences to your family

  17. Linda O'Dell says:

    My condolences to the Morrow family. I worked with Ivan for several years. Ivan was well-respected and known not only locally but statewide. But Ivan always remained the ultimate Adams County community cheerleader. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  18. Connie (Rhinehart) Frymark says:

    Mrs. Morrow, Kari and Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  19. Sue and Randy Anderson says:

    Our sympathy to the Morrow family. Ivan was such a nice man. I always enjoyed chatting with him. He was a wonderful asset to our community.

  20. Joyce & Ron Stano says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you on this day to remember the life of your father. Sorry we can’t be there in person.

  21. Peg Henriksen Lecy says:

    I’m so sorry on your loss. May God family and friends comfort you during this difficult time. Soar high Ivan

  22. Chuck and Barb (Larson) Dehmlow says:

    To the Morrow family. We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  23. Steve abfall says:

    Steve abfall sends my deepest thoughts and prays. A great man.

  24. Patricia Gervais and Family says:

    To all of the Morrow family……Please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of Ivan…..he was a good man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult and sad time. Hold those memories close and speak of Ivan often….it really does help. Ivan….rest in peace and may God bring your family comfort in the days and weeks ahead…for as long as you need. God Bless your family.

  25. Cathy Rathermel says:

    So very saddened to hear of Ivan’s passing. I worked with Ivan over the years in 4-H.
    He made the program a success for our youth. He was a great community man and great example for the youth to follow. Wishing God’s blessings to Ivan’s family. Just remember all the young lives he touched.

  26. Bob & Aletta Grabarski says:

    My condolences to the Morrow family in the loss of a very community minded individual. My history with Ivan goes back to my sister and brother joining 4-H, Ivan was there. When I joined 4-H, Ivan was there. When my kids joined 4-H, Ivan was there. When we involved with the Jr. Livestock show, Ivan was there. He certainly was a pillar of youth activities in Adams county and the state of Wisconsin for that manner, we are proud to have known and worked with such a contributor. RIP Ivan!

  27. Lynette Seiler says:

    Sorry for your loss I too had a loss of my husband just six weeks ago

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  29. Dick and Marj Colby says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Ivan touched many people and influenced our community in many positive ways. Cherish all the wonderful memories.

  30. Judy Alderman says:

    So very sorry for your family’s loss

  31. Donna & Sheldon Sundsmo says:

    so sorry to hear of Ivan passing our thoughts and prayers are with all of you

  32. Judy and Rick Wienke says:

    Mike Morrow … I was saddened to hear of your father’s passing. When I think of him, all I can see is he wonderful smile and his great laugh. Your entire family remains in my prayers and, in a very special way, your mother Joyce.

  33. Cindy Babcock says:

    My condolences to the Morrow family, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  34. Darlene Warp says:

    I am so sorry for your loss and condolences to all the family

  35. Stephen Fox says:

    Thoughts, prayers and condolences to the entire family!

  36. tom olson says:

    had a beer or two with him he will be missed also was at a bear hunt in northern wis. lot of good times to the family may he rest in peace

  37. Isolina Jackson says:

    To all of the Morrows – my deepest love snd prayers. I’ve only fond memories of Ivan. Such a good man. I’m so sorry.

  38. sylvia espinoza says:

    so very sorry for your loss Ivan was an awesome soul and great man he will be dearly missed by all that were blessed to know him my thoughts love and prayers are with all of you.. fly high Ivan give Valerie a big hug for me until we meet again rest in peace..

  39. Angel dyke says:

    So sorry for ur loss he was a great resident made my day Everytime I came into work I would say good afternoon and he would say good morning he will be missed by many ppl

  40. Elana says:

    My deepest condolences to Ivan’s family. I remember him from my childhood years and most recently was a caregiver to him at Liberty Village. He was a wonderful ans spunky fella.

  41. Cassie lynch says:

    So very sorry for your loss. Ivan was a great man and he will be deeply and forever missed.

  42. Kay THeisen says:

    I know how hard it is, but I know hard your Dad struggled
    I know God will help you all know this sets him free.

  43. Myrna klaus says:

    He was a very nice man with a great sense of humor. He will be missed.

  44. Ninita says:

    Sorry for your loss he was a great guy he will be deeply missed

  45. Coral says:

    My sympathy to you Peggy, Kari and all the Morrow family. You are in my thoughts.

  46. Lisa Gregory says:

    My deepest condolences to Peggy & the rest of the Morrow family. Ivan was a very nice man! He had a great sense of humor.
    When ever I asked how he was doing?
    “His reply was ornery, followed by him laughing”. I’m going to miss him. I’m honored to have been one of his caregivers. Rest easy Ivan

  47. Rebecca sibiski says:

    Very sorry for your lost! I’m glad I had the chance to take care of Ivan he will definitely be missed. He was a great man my prayers and condolences goes out to the family!!

  48. Karen Murphy Rank says:

    Peggy and family
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you

  49. Shelly Ann Cole says:

    It was an honor to care for Ivan and he will truly be missed by many. My condolences to his family

  50. Peggy & Jerry Johnston says:

    We are very saddened at the news of your dads passing. You have a wonderful family, that will help in many ways. The heart ache is tremendous, hold on to your memories close to your heart, that will help you get through the very difficult days. Kari, our thoughts are with you.

  51. Betty Nedbal says:

    Kari sorry to hear about your dad I always enjoyed visiting with him when he came in the hardware store remember the moments with him Betty

  52. Shawna gruber says:

    I am so sorry for your loss

  53. Dody Klaus says:

    Prayers & Condolences to the Morrow family.

  54. Lizz Flory says:

    My thoughts are with the entire Morrow family. Ivan was a heck of a guy. I have many memories of him from 4-H, the livestock shows and the feeder cattle sales.