Dana R. Morse


Dana R. Morse, 87, died Monday, April 15, at Green House Village of Goshen, after suffering five years with dementia.
He was born July 27, 1931, in Goshen, to Charles "Roscoe" and Wilma (Thornton) Morse.
On Feb. 5, 1956, he married Virginia A. Eldridge in Goshen.
She survives along with a son, Stephen Morse, Goshen; two daughters, Tina (Pat) Barnes, Buford, Georgia, and Wendy (Doug) Wogoman, Middlebury; nine grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; two sisters, Geraldine Hartsough and Betty (Ervin) Herschberger, both of Goshen; and two sisters-in-law, Joan Morse, Madisonville, Kentucky, and Berneda Morse, Elkhart.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and Don Morse, and a sister, Julia Brumley.
A lifetime area resident, Mr. Morse was a U.S. Army veteran who served in Germany from 1950 to 1953. He was a lifetime member of the FOP, American Legion and VFW.
He was also a 20-year veteran of the Goshen Police Department and master bricklayer. Following retirement, he continued to work for Elkhart County Dispatch and Sam's Club.
He was an avid fan of the Notre Dame women's basketball program and also worked in the Notre Dame press box for football games.
Visitation will be Thursday, April 18, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday, April 19, from 9 a.m. until the 10 a.m. funeral service, all at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen. Pastor Troy Scott, LifePoint Church, will officiate.
Burial with military honors will follow at Violett Cemetery, Goshen.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be directed to Shop with a Cop, Goshen.
Online condolences may be shared at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.
Published on April 16, 2019
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5 posts

David Benton Sr
Apr 27, 2019
He was a special friend from years growing up in Goahen
Linda Miller
Apr 18, 2019
Ginny and family So sorry for your loss
Linda Miller
Apr 18, 2019
Ginny and family So sorry for your loss
Neil and Sue Graves
Apr 18, 2019
Dana was such a special person. He was was tough on the outside but once you got to know him he was a softie. He will be missed. Thank you for everything you did for our community Dana.
Tom and Janie Sheline
Apr 18, 2019
Loved Dana . Always had a smile on his face. Will be missed.