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Date: 6/13/2018 at 08:08:50

J.R. Morrissey

James R. Morrissey, an engineer at CAAP and former business manager of the International Union of Operating Engineers No. 576, died Tuesday in the family home at 404 E. Division. Death was due to a circulatory attack.

Funeral rites were held at 10 am. Faiday(err) morning in the chapel of the Levingston-Sondermann Funeral Home. The Rev. Paul Martin officiated. Interment was in Grand Island Cemetery.

Mr. Morrissey was born Dec. 13, 1905, at Omaha, to Mr. and Mrs. William J. Morrissey. Following his graduation from high school, he attended business schools in St. Louis and in Cleveland, Ohio. Then, he became associated with his father's company in heavy construction work as an operating engineer.

He worked many locations in the Midwest and in California. In June of 1942, he and his family came to Grand Island. Here he served the International Union of and financial secretary for 18 years. When he left this position, he became an employe of CAAP an an engineer.

He was affiliated with Local No. 571 of the International Operating Engineers and with Aerie No. 378 of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

He and Miss Idella N. Short were married March 6, 1935, at Cantril, Iowa. To them, one son was born.

Mr. Morrissey is survived by his widow; three brothers, Leo and Walter of Hastings and Wm. J. of Las Vegas, Nev.; two sisters, Mrs. Earl Taylor of Victorville, Calif., and Mrs. Cecelia Westerfield of Santa Susan, Calif.

He was preceded in death by a son, Joseph Paul; his parents; a brother, Kenneth; and a sister, Mrs. Berniece Miller.

Source: "Slutts Book", Pg. 2, Keosauqua Public Library, Keosauqua, IA


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