We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Gladstone Location
Abram L. Morse, Jr., age 79, of Rapid River, passed away Saturday morning, January 1, 2022 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on January 9, 1942 in Detroit, MI, the son of Abram L. and Leota (Provot) Morse, Sr. Abram grew up in the Detroit area and was a graduate of Madison Heights High School. Following high school, Abram attended apprentice school to further his education in carpentry. He began his working career as a union carpenter and went on to own Morse Construction until 1976. Abram then owned Bay de Noc Builders from 1977 until 1983 before working for Harrison Construction as a foreman from 1985-2003. He retired as a foreman from Denco Construction in 2006. Abram married the former Norma G. Fetterhoff on July 30, 1960 in Madison Heights, MI. Together, the couple shared 61 years of marriage. Family was Abram’s top priority and he greatly enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. Each year, he made it a point to take the family up to Canada to go fishing and made this a tradition for over 30 years. Abram cherished his time spent with his family and enjoyed sitting around their kitchen table for family meals and playing dice – you could always find him at the head of the table drinking a diet Pepsi. He loved fishing and was a member of the Teaching Fishing Group in the Flint, MI area for many years. Abram also looked forward to planting his big garden each spring. He was a member of the Carpenters Local 687 since 1985. Abram always had a smile on his face and made the best of everything that life gave him. He will be so greatly missed by his family and friends.
Abram is survived by his beloved wife, Norma G. Morse of Rapid River; sons, Daniel D. (Glenda) Morse of Rapid River, Timothy L. (Susan) Morse of Fenton, MI, and Anthony W. (Tamara) Morse of Holly, MI; daughter, Friday F. Mark) Root of Gaines, MI; brother, Lawrence (Kathleen) Morse of Harvey, MI; 24 grandchildren; and 44 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his grandparents and parents, Abram was preceded in death by his daughter, Darlene A. (Morse) Dunn; and two sisters, Diane Davis and Betty Morse.
Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 8, 2022 at the Anderson Funeral Home in Gladstone. Funeral services celebrating the life of Abram will follow at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, in the Anderson Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Christine Bergquist officiating. A luncheon will be served at the conclusion of the services in the Anderson Funeral Home reception room. Burial will take place in the Rapid River Cemetery. Our family would like thank Dr. Theodore Oswald with Green Bay Oncology and OSF Home Care and Hospice, especially to Beth and Brittany, for the wonderful care given to Abram. Also, a special thank you to our brother Daniel D. Morse – we couldn’t have gotten through this without you.