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Tuesday, April 16, 2013 9:17 AM

Oct. 5, 1927-April 14, 2013

Morris R. Gorman, 85, of Van Wert, died at 1:17 a.m. Sunday, April 14, 2013, at Bay Park Community Hospital, Oregon, Ohio.

He was born Oct. 5, 1927, in Ridge Township, the son of the late Daniel and Mary Beatrice (Rohr) Gorman.

On Jan. 8, 1949, he married Mary Jean (Finkhousen) Gorman, who preceded him in death on March 19, 2008.

He is survived by his children, Diana (Steven) Pollock, Randy Gorman, Shelly (Chuck) Eberle, Teresa (Kurt) Schalois and Shawn (Michelle) Gorman of Van Wert, Kathy (Tom) Reed of Port Clinton and Todd (Nadege Jay)Gorman of Ceyzerieu, France; 25 grandchildren; 6 stepgrandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two children, Sandra Kay Gorman and Phillip Bruce Gorman; five brothers, Glenn, Frank, George, Tom and Fred “Ted” Gorman; four sisters, Eleanor Winkler, Katherine Williams, Florence Hiller and Helen Skerritt.

Mr. Gorman was a lifelong farmer and resident of Ridge Township. He also was employed part time as an electrician with the former Gorman Electric Co. of Van Wert. He was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council 6034, longtime member of the Van Wert Airport Authority, Middle Point Amvets Aux., and an active member of various agricultural organizations.

Morris was an avid aviator and flew up to the time of his death. Always smiling, he loved his family, friends and fun times. He was a great neighbor and loved family gatherings along with snowmobiling, boating, camping, and hunting.

Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Van Wert, with Father Stanley Szybka officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery in Van Wert.

Visitation is from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at Brickner Funeral Home in Van Wert, with a Parish Rosary to be recited at 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary of the Assumption Church Foundation and the St. Vincent DePaul Society.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 9:58 AM

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