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Richard I. Morris

September 16, 1928 — May 13, 2017

Richard Morris, 88, of Berrien Springs passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017, at Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph.

Richard was born September 16, 1928, in Decatur, Michigan, the son of Alba and Mildred (Huber) Morris.  He was the great-great-grandson of Dolphin Morris, the first pioneer settler of Van Buren County.  He proudly served his country with the U.S. Army. 

On June 20, 1948, in Glenwood, Michigan, he married Jeanette Hall.  The couple made their home in Berrien Springs for the last 45 years, coming from Decatur.  Richard was a mason by trade and helped build Pioneer Memorial Church, where they were members.  He later worked at Plant Services at Andrews University for many years until retirement.  He enjoyed working in his yard and loved traveling around the world with his wife. 

He is survived by a nephew, Ron (Sheridan) Morris of Millburg; and many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanette, on February 27 of this year; two daughters, Janice in 1989 and Judy in 2005; brother, Roger in 2006; and an infant brother.

Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Wednesday, May 17, at Pioneer Memorial Church on the campus of Andrews University, with visitation beginning at 11:30 a.m.  Pastor Don Dronen will officiate, and burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.   Memorial contributions may be made to Pioneer Memorial Church or Hospice at Home.  Allred Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements, and online memories and messages may be left at

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