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The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

June 29, 2007

Donald T. E. “Doc” Morthland

Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home. SERVICES: 2 p.m. Monday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Morrison with the Rev. Mike Winkelman officiating.

MORRISON, Ill. — Donald T. E. “Doc” Morthland, 91, of Morrison, died Friday at Four Seasons Living Center, Morrison.

Burial will be at Grove Hill Cemetery, Morrison.

Pallbearers will be: Todd and Tim Morthland, Dick Damhoff, Mike Ottens, Dean Perino and David Dykstra.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Jay Morthland and Scott Morthland.

He was born Jan. 26, 1916, in Albany, Ill. to Charles and Leona Ruby Hamm Morthland. He married Gertrude “Babe” Geerts on July 22, 1938 in Clinton. She died in 1997.

He attended rural Whiteside County grade schools.

He worked at the former Northwestern Steel & Wire Company in Sterling and retired in 1978.

He was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. He served on the board of Unionville School.

Survivors include three sons, Donald. E. (Ruth) Morthland and Douglas Morthland, of Morrison, Allan B. Morthland, of Tampico, Ill.,; eight grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, one brother and one sister. 

Death date: June 29, 2007

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