Obituary for Leland Morrison
Leland Roy Morrison, 78, of Irene, SD passed away on July 11th, 2017 following a battle with
Leland was born on July 6th, 1939 to Owen and Roma Morrison in Sundance
Wyoming. He attended country school in rural Wyoming until 1945 when his family moved to
Egan, SD. In 1955 his family moved to St John, Washington where he graduated from High
School. In 1964 Leland married Doria Fernier and from their union came their daughters
Debbie and Rhonda. In 1993 Leland moved to Irene, SD and on January 8th, 1994 he married
Sandra Learing. Leland spent the majority of his career as an over the road trucker. He was a
proud member of the teamsters union. For the past several years Leland has worked for his
dear friends at Hinseth Trucking.
Leland was the life of the party. He cherished spending time with those he loved and enjoyed
fishing, camping, horse racing and drinking beer with his friends.
Leland is survived by his wife Sandra of Irene, SD, his daughters Deb Morrison of Centerville, SD, her special friend Rick and her son Matt, and Rhonda Morrison of Newport, WA and her sons Justin and Bryan. His mother Roma Morrison of Spokane, WA, brothers Dale Morrison(Shirley) of Burbank, WA, Donnie Morrison (Linda) of Casper, WY, sister Reta Hornbeck (Bert)of Spokane, WA and Mona Mills (Dan) of Clarkston, WA. Sandra’s children Tamie Nielsen (Shawn) and their children Sydney, Chloe and Tate of Irene, SD, Bethany Josephsen (Michael)and their children Isaac, Asher and Blake of Brandon, SD, Laura Learing and her sons Ethan and Jakob of Vermillion, SD, Nathan Learing (Kate) and their children Kayden, Brianna, and Haley of Sioux Falls, SD and Shayna Learing and her children Macie and Zoey of Irene, SD.
Leland is preceded in death by his father Owen and one brother Henry.