Riley Morton

Riley Morton

April 4, 1943 - November 8, 2020
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Riley David Morton passed peacefully at home in Fremont, Nebraska on November 8, 2020 at the age of 77. He was surrounded by his family, including his loving wife of 55 years, Linda Jean Morton, daughters Kelly (Bryan) Hempstead, Amy (Tim) Kovar, Jessica (Brian) Bacon and son Riley (Lisa) Morton II. Surviving siblings, Betty Niess, Clyde (Pam) Morton, Beverly (Norm) Pesicka and JoElla (Bob) Turek.

Riley was born in North Bend, Nebraska on April 4, 1943 and was the youngest of seven children. He is preceded in death by his parents Clyde and Ella Morton, brother Jimmy Morton, and sister Blondell Omel. He also joins in heaven dear family members and best friends Micky Omel, Doug Morton, Dan Gould, John Omel and his dog Cooper, his faithful sidekick.

An avid reader with a passion for nature, Native American culture, music, and the LA Dodgers, Riley loved to discuss current events, history and share stories through songwriting and long talks with his grandchildren (Megan Strong, Holly Porter, Nathan Bacon, Benjamin Gray, Evan Bacon, Chloe Gray, Brendan Hempstead) and great grandchildren (Jayden Strong, Malachi Porter). He was most amused by telling stories of his childhood growing up on the farm and of the hijinks between he and his siblings.

When he learned of his terminal bone cancer, he shared his wish to have all of his children with him, and to watch the final episodes of Fargo and Gold Rush. He got his wishes. Upon his request, family and dear friends gathered for an intimate celebration of life on November 9, 2020. He was loved dearly and will be missed.

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Moser Memorial Chapel, 2170 N. Somers Ave., Fremont, NE 68025 402-721-4490.
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Dianna Voss

Posted at 11:08am
Linda and family, so sorry for your loss. I know you have a lot of memories to keep you and your family remembering the happy times. It’s so difficult to lose a loved ones, my sympathies are with you! Your friend Dianna Voss. If you would ever want to talk and bring back some good memories I would love visiting with you again.

Christine Lowther (Morton)

Posted at 03:59pm
So sorry for your loss. He will now be in no more pain. He will now get see my dad Jim and my grandma & grandpa.

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