Dorothy C. Morris (1918-2014)

Dorothy Morris

Dorothy C. Morris, age 96, a resident of Kenosha, died peacefully with her family at her side on Thursday, August 21st, 2014 at Harmony House.

Born on August 3rd, 1918 in Kenosha; she was the daughter of the late Alex and Lena (Schneeberger) Klacynski. A lifelong Kenosha resident she was educated in the schools of Kenosha, completing her education in 1935 from Mary D. Bradford High School.

On September 2, 1939, she was married to Justus C. Morris. He preceded her in death on November 24th, 1991.

Her working career began at the Vogue Theater where she worked until her marriage. Her primary vocation was as a wife and mother. She also worked outside of the home at various places including Abbott Labs, Warwick’s and Adelman’s Dry Cleaners.

Dorothy enjoyed shopping trips with her daughters, square dancing, camping with her son and family, visiting with her sister and spending time with her grandchildren.

For the last two and a half years Dorothy was a resident of Harmony House where she was treated with dignity and love.

She is survived by her three children; Karen (Rod) Severson of Kenosha, Mary (David) Molnar of Canton, Michigan, and Jon (Linda) Morris of Kenosha and by her loving grandchildren; Scott, Sanford, Rod Jr., Christopher, Jennifer, Justin and Alyssa. She is further survived by her great grandchildren Cori Lynn, Brock, Sarah, Shelby, Ava, Jacob, Alex and Quinn and by her beloved sister Loretta Portilia and her loving nephews.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Dorothy was preceded in death by her brother George Klacynski.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 at 11:00AM at St. Mary Catholic Church in Kenosha. (Located at the corner of 39th Ave. and 73rd St.) Visitation with the family will be on Tuesday at the church from 9:30AM until the time of mass. Burial will follow at St. George Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials would be appreciated with charities to be designated later.


The family would like to thank the staff of Harmony House and Hospice Alliance for all of the kind and compassionate care that they gave to Dorothy. 

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