Gene L. Morgan, 94, of Sheldon passed away on Monday, January 10, 2022 at Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka. He was born on December 24, 1927 in rural Sheldon, the son of Leslie and Esther (Conley) Morgan. He married Deloris Meadows in Brook, IN on April 12, 1953.
Surviving are his wife, Deloris Morgan of Sheldon; one daughter, Gloria (Donald) Jording of Buckley; and one granddaughter, Amalia Jording of Jackson, WI.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Vern Morgan.
Mr. Morgan was a lifelong farmer in the Iroquois County area. He was a member of the Darrow Christian Church. Gene served in the United States Army during The Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Sheldon Masonic Lodge, Illinois Farm Bureau where he served on the executive board, and a seventy-year member of the Watseka American Legion Post 23. Gene enjoyed coffee with The Boys at Iroquois and feeding the birds and squirrels. He was blessed to have been able to take The Honor Flight to Washington DC.
Funeral services will be at 1:00 pm on Friday, January 14, 2022 at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka. Pastor Aaron Burnett will officiate. Burial will follow at Sheldon Cemetery in Sheldon. Graveside military rites will be provided by Watseka American Legion Post 23 and Iroquois County VFW 7450.
Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the 1:00 pm funeral on Friday, January 14, 2022 at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Iroquois Memorial Hospice, Sheldon EMS, or Watseka American Legion Post 23 Honor Guard.
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