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Information for John W. Morf
11 October, 1908 9 September, 1992
The Idaho Press-Tribune
September, 1992

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John Morf
    John W. Morf, 83, of Nampa, died Wednesday, September 9, 1992, at a Boise hospital, following open heart surgery.  Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at Persons-Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Nampa, with the Rev. Robert E. Garber, retired, officiating.  Masonic rites by officers of Ashlar Lodge 429 AF & AM, Nampa.  Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
    John was born October 11, 1908, in Shelley, Idaho, a son of Rudolph and Cora Squires Morf.  The family came to Nampa in March of 1917.  He attended Lone Tree School north of Nampa and graduated from Nampa High School.  John married Hazel Hackney Oct. 11, 1933, at the Masonic Temple in Nampa.  He was on the school board of Lone Tree School for a number of years, a member of Franklin Community Church and was a 60-year plus member of Ashlar Lodge No. 29, and Royal Arch Masons, El Korah Temple of Boise, Nampa Chapter No. 30, Order of Eastern Star, past president of Camellers United of El Korah Shrine, Boise.  He worked for more than 20 years with Nampa DeMolay Chapter, and he was a past Sovereign of the Red Cross of Constantine.  John worked in the shipyards in California in 1942, for OlsenManufacturing, the Nampa Police force and was a warehouse foreman for Birdseye Division of General Foods for 10 years.  John and Hazel moved to the Morf family farm in 1944, where they have since resided.  He farmed and was a ditch rider for Pioneer Irrigation of Caldwell until 1973.
    John loved to fish and hunt and his garden was his special joy which he shared generously.
    He is survived by his wife, Hazel of Nampa; two daughters and their husbands, JoAnna and Marlen Pywell of Nampa and Janette and Larry LeMaster of Great Falls, Mont; two sons and their wives, Jim and Jean Morf of Burley and Bob and Dixie Morf of Nampa; fourteen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Dorothy Countryman, and a grandson, Danny Pywell.
    Memorials may be made to the Hospice Service, c/o Mercy Medical Center, 1512 12th Avenue Road, Nampa, ID 83686; to the John Morf Memorial; to the Eye Bank; or flowers may be sent.
    Friends may call today until 9 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Persons-Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Nampa.

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