Donald William “Bill” Morrison was born on December 4, 1941, to Donald and Gladys (McIntosh) Morrison near Persia, Iowa. Bill was raised near Persia until 1957; when his family moved to their newly purchased farm in the Woodbine area, Bill graduated from Woodbine High School in 1960. On December 9, 1961, Bill married Carol Mackey at the Woodbine Presbyterian Church. While Bill was proudly serving in the United States Navy, the couple lived in Virginia Beach, Virginia. After Bill’s honorable discharge, the couple returned to Woodbine where Bill worked for Union Pacific Railroad, Vickers, Paxton Mitchell in Blair, and he also farmed the family farm south of Woodbine. Bill also grew popcorn for Vogel Popcorn.
Bill was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Woodbine. The couple were members of the Circle 8 Square Dance Club, and they enjoyed taking motorcycle trips. Bill loved to ride his Gold Wing, go out to eat, watch westerns, and play cards ~ especially Hearts. Bill was an incredibly patient person.
Bill died on Monday, March 18, 2019, at the Westmont Nursing Home in Logan, Iowa at the age of 77 years, three months and 14 days.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Carol Morrison on May 28, 2014; two sisters, one in infancy and Kathryn Morrison. He is survived by two daughters, Sherry and her husband Allen Park of Woodbine, Iowa, Jayna and her husband John Becker of Boone, Iowa; five grandchildren, Matthew (Melina), Emily, Heather (Samuel), Cody and Andrew; one great grandson, Jaxen; and many other relatives and friends.
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