OBITUARY

Kenneth C. Morgan

January 23, 1939January 26, 2021
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Kenneth Cleveland Morgan, 82yrs old, lived in Killeen, TX. He passed away on January 26, 2021 at Ascension Seton Williamson Hospital in Round Rock TX due to Covid-19 medical complications.

Kenneth was born in Brooklyn, NY. At the age of 17years old he joined the US Army and served 27 years. He was a Vietnam Veteran. He received numerous medals. Among those are the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Commendation Award for Civilian Service Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. Kenneth served in Germany where he was stationed in Munich, Kastle, Ansbach, Ayers Kaserne, and Frankfurt. Kenneth meet the love of his life in Ansbach Germany. Kenneth and Gisela married and had 3 children. They stayed in Germany for 17yrs. Kenneth was a Mess Sergeant in Ayers Kaserne and had the number one Mess Hall during his time in Germany. Kenneth was chosen to make a large 10foot by 5foot cake of the US Flag for President Gerald Ford and he also meet the president. Kenneth and family enjoyed their stay in Germany and visited Netherlands, Italy, France, Greece, Berlin, and Spain. After Kenneth retired from Fort Hood TX, he decided to reside in Killeen TX. He has been a long time member of the Knights of Columbus. He joined the Knights of Columbus at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Kenneth was a Past Grand Knight, was very active in the K of C and Catholic Church. Kenneth always gave to his favorite charities and organizations. Kenneth worked for Lowe's Lumber after he retired, he was there briefly then started working on Fort Hood. He worked at Range Control, and the Transportation Office as a Bus Driver, he retired from DOD after 17yrs.

Kenneth enjoyed making people laugh, he was always a joker, loved to make people feel loved. If you are family or a friend with Kenneth he always made sure to say he cared, called or mailed you a birthday card. Kenneth enjoyed going on cruises, he loved spending time with family and friends, and entertaining at big family gatherings. Kenneth loved to make loving memories and enjoyed taking pictures to capture the moments. Kenneth had a passion for Mother Nature’s finest things. He loved gardening flowers, the beautiful sky and walking his dog peanut every morning even in the rain. Kenneth’s favorite football team was the Washington Red Skins (made his day when Cowboys lost a game) and baseball team was the New York Mets.

Kenneth was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and a great friend to all that knew and loved him. Kenneth was preceded in death by his father Cleveland Joseph Morgan, mother Eva Morgan, brother Cleveland Morgan, father in law Eric Gerlich, mother in law Meta Gerlich, brother in law Rudy Gerlich and sister in law Gusta Gerlich. Kenneth survived by his loving wife Gisela Gerlich Morgan, his 3 children, son Michael (Sonia), Eric (Erin), and daughter Sandra Coleman (Dean), 12 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Sister Judy Kuczek (Tommy), Brother Victor Morgan (Anne) and several cousins’ nieces and nephew.

Funeral Services:

February 24, 2021 the viewing @ 5-9pm February 25, 2021 the mass will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church 2903 E Rancier Ave Killeen TX 12pm followed after to the Veterans Memorial Cemetery @ 2pm

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021

  • Rosary

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Thursday, February 25, 2021

  • Committal Service with Military Honors

    Thursday, February 25, 2021

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Daniel Chico

February 26, 2021

Norma and I are so sadden by your loss, Gisela. I thank Ken for his loving guidance to everyone in KOC and its family and strong leadership. Sending prayers to you and family. Peace be with you always. Prayers and love, Danny and Norma Chico

Kristan Coleman

February 24, 2021

It's still so unreal.. I've tried so hard to process the news. I thought I knew what pain was but nothing I've gone through never felt like this. This is definitely a different kind of pain that I wish I did not have to experience, it really feels as if I lost one of my best friends. I've never been good at putting my feelings into words or even talking about anything at all and there is just sooo many things that I wish I could have said to you. I know for one I am so grateful for the years that Josie got to have with you, all the memories you two got to make with other. I'll always cherish the pictures I have of the two of you❤
I'll always remember that amazing laugh of yours that no matter what if anybody heard it, it put a smile on their face. You touched so many lives Papa and I really hope you know how much of an impact you had in those lives.

One memory that I will definitely always remember, is when we were in the McDonalds drive thru and I dont remember what happened that made you laugh so hard and so much but I just remember your dentures flying out your mouth and hitting my face and landing in my lap. I was young, it was super gross to me. But now I look back at it and cant do nothing but laugh and smile.

I love you Papa/Opa forever and always❤
~Kristan and Josie

Lisa and Danny Lumley

February 24, 2021

What we remember most about Uncle Kenny is his hearty laugh and giant smile. We hope you are sharing a beer and a pot roast dinner with Grandma, Grandpa and Uncle Cleve in Heaven. We love you Uncle Kenny and will miss you. See you again some day.

Anna and Victor Morgan

February 24, 2021

Thank you for all of the amazing memories, you will always be in our hearts. We love you and will miss you so much. God bless you and your loved ones.

Love always,

Victor and Anna Morgan

Elizabeth Riordan

February 24, 2021

I never knew such extreme emotional pain until God took you. I’ve gotten pretty upset with myself for not saying certain things to you when I had a million times to do so. I wanted to let you how much I admired your sense of humor, your wittiness, and charm and how much I looked up to you. You had a heart of gold and gave to others so unselfishly. I hope you know how much you meant to me my whole life and thank you for being such a big part of it. All my life I will hold the memories I shared with you so close to my heart and I will make sure Ashton and Emma know how wonderful of a person you truly were. I know you’re in a better place with no more pain and that puts me at ease. Just know, in life, you were loved dearly, but in death we love you still. Until we meet again Papa. I love you.

Jessica Coleman

February 22, 2021

I never got to say good-bye, so here's my message to you:

Dear Papa,

My heart weighs unspeakably heavy now that you are gone. You left us too soon without a chance for us to say good-bye. It's hard to even fathom you not being here anymore. Things just don’t feel the same.

I want you to know how grateful I was to you. You were always there when I needed anything. I want to thank you for being such a great part of my life.

I have been very blessed to have you as my grandpa, and a great grandpa to Colton. I’m happy to know he was able to experience the times he had with you. You would sometimes highlight and comment on my efforts of being a mom and I never mentioned this to you, but it truly made me feel good – that I was doing something right. And I’m truly grateful for that.

The love that you showed for your family, especially Nana will always be admired. I just always noticed the care, the love, and the patience you shown towards Nana (with the omission of the bickering!) I thought it was so very sweet of your compassion for her, and I feel as though I fell short not mentioning those words to you.

I can’t express how much I will miss our conversations and your witty jokes. I absolutely loved how you would get a smile out of people even though they were not searching for a laugh. I will miss our weekly dinners and the random breakfasts I would invite myself too. It truly will not be the same without you.

Papa, I pray that you are happy where you are and where the Redskins never lose a game. It’s hard to accept right now why God called for you and had to take you away. But in my deepest despair, my greatest comfort lies in knowing you are now at peace and without pain.
I will deeply miss you and love you always.

Love Your Granddaughter,
Jessica


Stacey Short

February 12, 2021

We will cherish the many memories that we have with your family. Our hearts go out to all of y'all during this very difficult time. He will be missed!
With Love,
Rick. Stacey & Lexie

Sandra Coleman

February 8, 2021

Miss you so much dad, always be my hero, love
you❤❤❤ your little girl ❤ 💙 ♥

Cynthia & Hector Obregon

February 4, 2021

Hector and I are so sadden by your loss. We always remember Kenny smiling when he spoke to you. Sending prayers to the family.

Chris Morgan

February 3, 2021

We are so sorry to hear the news of Uncle Kenny passing. Aunt Geishla we hope you find comfort with friends and family and the happy memories and love you've all shared along the journey.
Our Hearts and Prayers are with you and the family.
Chris and DeAnn Morgan, Virginia Beach VA

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