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Morley Kellogg

Morley Kellogg

1928 - 2023

November 27, 1928 – September 29, 2023

Morley E. Kellogg age 94 passed to the arms of his Savior on September 29, 2023 at University of Michigan Ann Arbor.

He was born to J Phillip and Vera M (Dixon) Kellogg on November 27, 1928 in Buckley, Michigan.

He married (Lorena) Jane (Schock-White) Kellogg on May 20, 1955, she preceded him in death in 2005.

Morley is survived by his 3 children; Michael (Sue) White of Cement City, Janis (William-Skipp) Riley of Ypsilanti, Joette (Russ) Ward of Brighton; his 9 grandchildren, Chad(Karla) Raymond, Natalie Walter, Nicole White, Jennifer Walter, Courtney (Patrick) Hennessey, Brandon (Tiffany) Camerella, Bryan Riley, Chloe Jane Ward, Jonah Ward; his 10 great grandchildren, David (Ashley) Raymond, Brenden Walter, Andrew Paschall, Joshua Raymond, Adya Camerella, Brayson Camerella, Kate Hennessey, Avaleigh Hennessey, Rowan Hennessey, Desmond Hennessey and 1 great-great grandson Liam Raymond; as well as many other family members and friends including his very close friend Barb Nichols.

Morley was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife of 50 years Jane; his daughter Jacquelyn (White) Walter; and his grandson Scott Dugas; all his siblings, Robert (Irma) Dixon, Buell (Anne) Kellogg, Murray (Julia) Kellogg, Herbert (Suzie) Kellogg, Kathryn (Ralph) Weber, James Phillip Kellogg, Paul Kellogg, Marjorie (Robert) Elliott and Roger (Nancy) Kellogg.

94 years 10 months “It goes by faster than you think, don’t blink.” Morley loved, devoted, and served his whole life to God, his family, friends, and country. After serving in the US Navy during World War II and the Korean War, predominately aboard the USS Rowan he returned to Michigan where he worked for Ford Motor Company 1954-1987. Beginning as an hourly worker and retiring as a design engineer with career highlights that included the Ford Racing Team in the 1960s traveling the world and his final 2 years with Ford Australia. He and his wife Jane retired to Presque Isle Michigan in 1987 where he resided until his death. Morley was an active member of Grand Lake Community Chapel where he served on many boards and committees. He also served The Presque Isle Harbor Association, Trails Committee, Men’s Club, Bible study, was a greeter at the 1905 lightkeeper’s house, and much more. He enjoyed all things outdoor, hunting, fishing, waterskiing, cross country skiing, biking, snowmobiling. Morley was an avid competitor of all games, Poker with his Posen Pals, Euchre, Jokers, Rummy, Trivial Pursuit, and shuffleboard. Morley loved the Presque Isle life and was a fixture at Woody’s on Grand Lake Friday nights and Sunday mornings after church. Deeply loved by his family and friends, we will continue, yet miss him forever.

Two memorials for Morley, the first will take place Friday, October 6th at 1:00 pm at First Baptist Church, 1110 W Cross St., Ypsilanti. Pastor Tim Evans will officiate. The family will receive friends at noon through time of the service.

The second will take place on Monday, October 9th at 11:00 am at the Grand Lake Community Chapel, 8023 East Grand Lake Road, Presque Isle. Reverends Karen and Dr. Greg Zurakowski will officiate. The family will receive friends from 10:00 am through time of the service. Rogers City VFW Post 607 will offer a military tribute immediately following.

In lieu of flowers donations suggested to First Baptist Church Ypsilanti and Grand Lake Community Chapel. Envelopes will be available at the services.

Cremation has taken place.

Arrangements courtesy of Beck Funeral Home, Rogers City, Michigan

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