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Leatrice Elsie "Lea" Morris

July 31, 1927 - May 14, 2017

Passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2017, at Angel’s Grace Hospice, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.  The second daughter of Elsie and Adolph Baumann, Lea was born on July 31, 1927 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Her siblings, June, Lynn and Adolph pre-deceased Lea.  Lea is survived by her children, John (Janet) Morris Jr. and Pennyle…read more

Passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2017, at Angel’s Grace Hospice, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.  The second daughter of Elsie and Adolph Baumann, Lea was born on July 31, 1927 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Her siblings, June, Lynn and Adolph pre-deceased Lea.  Lea is survived by her children, John (Janet) Morris Jr. and Pennylea (George) Mackie; her four grandsons, John Morris, Joseph Morris, Benjamin Seferovich and Ira Seferovich; and four great-grandchildren, Evan, Dylan, Savannah and James.

Visitation will be held at Krause Funeral Home, 12401 West National Avenue in New Berlin, Wisconsin on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM.  Funeral Service to follow at 1:00 PM.   In lieu of flowers, donations in Lea’s name to the National Association of Mental Illness (nami.org) appreciated.

Lea graduated from North Division High School in 1945 and went on to work full time for Wisconsin Bell Telephone where she met her husband, Jack Morris in 1947 and marrying in May of 1948.  Lea worked for Wisconsin Bell until the birth of her first child.   Lea and Jack enjoyed 68 years of marriage together.  Their marriage brought the births of their two children, John and Penny.  Lea and Jack remained living in southeastern Wisconsin throughout their lifetimes, raising their family in New Berlin and later living in Dousman, briefly in Watertown and finally in Oconomowoc.  Lea was devoted to her husband, Jack and took pride in raising her family.  She loved to bake bread weekly for her family and continued to bake until age 80.  She enjoyed sewing, counted cross stitch, knitting for her church (First Presbyterian Church of Ottawa), and taking care of her home.

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Krause Funeral Home New Berlin

Address:

12401 West National Avenue
New Berlin, WI 53151

Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Service Information

Krause Funeral Home New Berlin

Address:

12401 West National Avenue
New Berlin, WI 53151

Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Time: 1:00 PM

Cemetery Information

Highland Memorial Park

Address:

14875 West Greenfield Avenue
New Berlin, WI 53151

Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Time: 1:45 PM

Memorial Information

In lieu of flowers, donations in Lea’s name to the National Association of Mental Illness (nami.org) appreciated.

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