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Obituary for Fern Morse (Marcotte)

Fern Morse (Marcotte)
Fern Leora Morse, 96, passed away on March 19, 2017 surrounded by her family in her home. She was born in Vermillion on September 30, 1920 to Leo and Dallie (Sealey) Marcotte. The eldest of six siblings, she attended school in Vermillion and in 1942, she enlisted in the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) where she served as a T-5 High Speed Radio Operator. She married her childhood friend Warren Morse in 1944. Fern and Warren lived in California for a short time, later moving back to South Dakota, and then, in 1951 moved to live in the Panama Canal Zone where they raised 6 children. While in the Canal Zone Fern was employed by the U.S. Navy and retired after 30 years of service. Both Fern and Warren retired to their present home in Vermillion.
Fern was a member of Eastern Star; Odd Fellows/Rebekahs; American Legion; National Association of Federal Employees; Served as Mother Advisor for Rainbow Girls and for 7 years was the Supreme Deputy for the Order of Rainbow Girls in the Panama Canal Zone. She was active in church serving on the council for many years in the Canal Zone. She was always concerned about those less fortunate and would have special dinners for servicemen far from home in Panama. She organized several get-togethers for South Dakota people living in the Panama Canal Zone.
Preceding Fern In death are her Husband Warren Morse; son Robert; brothers Morris and Melvin Marcotte; sister Ruth Lynch, daughters-in-law Joann (Reed) Morse and Ann Catherine (Graham) Morse. Survivors are sister Betty Schmidt and brother Roger Marcotte; sons Richard(Susanna), Douglas, and Charles Morse; daughters Janelle(Pat)Kribell and Adrienne(David)Whitehead; 10 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; 2 step grandchildren; 3 step great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 AM Thursday, March 23 at the First Baptist Church in Vermillion. Interment will at a later date in the National Cemetery in Sturgis, South Dakota.
In lieu of gifts or flowers, please make donations to the Sanford Hospice, or Domestic Violence Safe Options Service in Vermillion.
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