Sandy Morse

Sandy   Morse

Sandy Morse, 72-year- old resident of Little Falls, passed away Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, at the University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at First United Church in Little Falls, with the Rev. Eric Shin officiating. A visitation will be held on Friday from 4 p.m – 8 p.m. at the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls and from 10 a.m.- 11 a.m. on Saturday at First United Church in Little Falls.
Sandy was born Oct. 23, 1942, in Redwood Falls, to the late Marvin and Marguerite (Sweesy) Ahrens. She was a 1960 graduate of Morton High School, and also a 1964 graduate of St. Cloud State College. Sandy began her teaching career in 1964 in Arlington-Green Isle, before moving to Little Falls in 1966 where she taught first grade at Lindbergh Elementary School in the Little Falls School District. She became the first female teacher in the district to return to teaching after having a child. Sandy continued teaching first grade until she retired in 1999. She was united in marriage to William (Bill) L. Morse, July 30, 1968, in Little Falls. Together Sandy and Bill had a wonderful life together, traveling every chance they could and spending winters in Arizona. Sandy dedicated much of her time and talent at the St. Gabriels Gift Shop for many years, this was something she truly loved. She also loved her two grandchildren Will and Annabelle and enjoyed every moment she spent with them. Sandy was a member of First United Church in Little Falls, St. Gabriels Auxiliary, and P.E.O. She taught and loved many young people in her life and she will be dearly missed by many.
Sandy is survived by loving husband of 46 years, Bill Morse of Little Falls; son, Charlie (Berit) Morse of Medina; grandchildren, Will and Annabelle; sisters, Pat (John) Albers of Redwood Falls, Donna Dethlefs of Redwood Falls and Sherri (Paul) Ness of Redwood Falls; stepchildren, Debbie (Roger) Larson of Pine City, Blane Morse of Little Falls and Todd (Robin) Morse of Oakdale; nieces, Kelly Myhre, Kindra Albers, Jess Lovett, Katie Luek and Mackenzie Ness; and several greatnephews, extended family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin and Marguerite Ahrens.
Memorials are preferred to: Sandra Morse Memorial Fund, Bank of the West, 65 East Broadway, Little Falls, MN 56345.

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