Robert D. Morse

THAYER — Robert D. Morse, 78, of Thayer passed away Monday, March 6, 2023.

Robert Dean Morse was born Oct. 14, 1944, in Salina, the son of Joseph Morse and Darlene (Freeburg) Morse. He graduated from Manhattan High School.

He attended Coffeyville Community College, obtaining a degree in mechanics. 

He served his country in the United States Air National Guard in Belton, Missouri, as a jet and B-52 mechanic. He was honorably discharged. 

He married Nancy A. Nixon on Nov. 23, 1979, in Overland Park. She preceded him in death on Feb. 6, 2019.

Robert was a business owner, owning Durable Medical Equipment (Olathe Medical Rental and Nationwide Sales). 

His passion was traveling overseas as a medical mission coordinator worldwide and in all 50 states. 

He is survived by his children from a previous marriage, Lorrie Percifield of Overland Park, Amy Vining and her husband, William, of Thayer, and Lynn Gutsch of Parsons; a brother, Rick Morse and his wife, Teresa, of San Andreas, California; a grandson, Nicholas Morse and his wife, Avery; and a great-grandson, Carson Morse of Olathe. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Jolene Eiken and Carletta “Jean” Sutton.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Thayer Christian Church, 8495 Dorn Rd. The celebration of life service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Thayer Christian Church with Pastor Caleb Lyles officiating.

Burial will follow the service at Harrison Cemetery west of Thayer.

Wickham Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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