Elizabeth "Babe" Morning

Saturday, August 2nd, 1930 - Saturday, February 29th, 2020
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Elizabeth “Babe” Morning, age 89, passed away Saturday, February 29, 2020 at The Meadowbrook in Bloomer. She was born on August 2, 1930, in the Town of Wheaton to Vincent and Freda (Buetzer) Custer. She married John W. Morning on September 4, 1948 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Eau Claire. Babe worked on the family farm as well as a store clerk. Babe was the wonderful hostess, always taking care of everyone else. She loved dancing, playing cards, cooking and was also a very talented yodeler.

She is survived by two sons: Michael (Jackie) Morning of Chippewa Falls and Patrick (Dorothy) Morning of Elk Mound; three daughters, Bonnie (Gary “Gunner”) Gravunder of Bloomer, Rita (Gary “Bubba”) Stolt of Bloomer and Jenny (Rick) Starck of Cadott; daughter in law: Paulette Morning of Evansville; special niece, Joanne Lien of Madison; special nephew, Arnold (Julie) Miller of Madison; 16 grandchildren; 30+ great grandchildren; numerous nieces nephews other relatives and friends

She was preceded in death by her parents: Vincent & Freda (Buetzer) Custer; husband: John W. Morning; son: John Morning Jr.; brothers: Harold, Edwin Ernest & Victor Custer; sisters: Marie McElroy and Margaret Miller; special nephew in-law: Ed Lien.

Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 2:00 PM at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bloomer. Friends may call from 4:00 – 7:00 on Saturday March 7, 2020 at the Olson Funeral Home in Bloomer and one hour prior to services at the church on Sunday. Burial will be in the Bloomer Cemetery.
Memorials are preferred to Saint Paul Lutheran School or The Bloomer Veterans Memorial.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, March 7th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Saturday, March 7th, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Olson Funeral Home
    1516 Larson St.
    BLOOMER, WI 54724
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  • Second Visitation

    Sunday, March 8th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Sunday, March 8th, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Service

    Sunday, March 8th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Sunday, March 8th, 2020 2:00pm
    St. Paul Lutheran Church
    1319 Larson St.
    BLOOMER, WI 54724
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    Pastor James Strand
  • Interment

    Bloomer Cemetery
    17201 County Hwy F
    BLOOMER, WI 54724
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Tammi Buhrow

Posted at 08:59am
Jenny and the rest of the Morning family. My deepest sympathies to all of you. I have fond memories of hanging out at the family farm. Your mom was always such a sweet lady. Rest in peace.

Tammi Buhrow

Deborah Harris

Posted at 08:55pm
Sending my condolences to the family. Babe taking care if you was such a delight. You would always say something to make the staff smile. I thank God I was given the privilege to meet and get to know you. You will be missed dearly. You had crossed my mind earlier last week. I was looking forward to seeing and caring for you again. I guess when you were in my mind you were letting me know you were going to a better home. I will never forget your smile and kind soft spoken words.

Sue Brehm

Posted at 07:19pm
To the Morning family, I have such wonderful memories of John and Babe. They were such good friends of my mom and dad, Clarence and Irma Berg. Babe was such a happy person no matter how busy she was. My deepest sympathy!
Sue (Berg) Brehm.

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