Russell E. Morgan, 86, Bloomington

Russell E. MorganRussell E. Morgan, 86, of Bloomington, formerly of Santa Claus, died Wednesday (September 11) at Garden Villa nursing home in Bloomington. He was born in Dushires December 14, 1926, to Welza O. and Agnes (Parr) Morgan. He married Romona Altman November 30, 1946, in the St. Ferdinand Catholic Church rectory in Ferdinand. She died August 4, 2012.

Mr. Morgan served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was employed at RCA as a test foreman for 22 years and at Magnavox for 18 years as general foreman for military electronics products. He was a member of Ferdinand American Legion Post 124 and was an avid fisherman and Indiana University basketball fan.

Surviving are one daughter, Sharon D. Gill and husband Glen, Covington, Kentucky.; two sons, Gary N. Morgan and wife Sue, Bloomington, and Ronald W. Morgan and wife Rebecca, West Lafayette; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

Graveside services at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Ferdinand Catholic Church Cemetery. Ferdinand American Legion Post 124 will conduct military graveside rites. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. Condolences may be shared at

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