Jeanette Brandt Morris
Cook County Star Monday, June 24, 2002
JEANETTE BRANDT MORRIS, 89, of Grand Marais, died June
18, 2002 at the North Shore Hospital. She was born March 10, 1913
in Lindstrom, Minnesota to Victor and Mayme (Swanson) Brandt. In
1935 she made her first trip to the North Shore and Gunflint Trail,
visiting her aunt and uncle, Carl and Alis Brandt, who were in the
process of building their resort, Balsam Grove Lodge, now Nor'wester
Lodge on Poplar Lake. Jeanette enjoyed the area and stayed to work
at her relatives' resort.
She married Emerson Morris in January 1942 and in the
late forties and fifties they established a flying service on Poplar
Lake to transport fishermaen and canoeists into what is now the Boundary
Waters Canoe Area. During Emerson Morris' term as Sheriff of Cook
County, Jeanette served as a part time deputy and did radiio dispatching
for the office.
After retiring in the early seventies, Jeanette onece
more returned to helping out at Nor'wester Lodge and pursued her hobby
of making braided rugs as well as numerous other handicrafts.
Whether doing crafts, cooking, or being out berry picking, Jeanette
lived a full life, enjoying the wilderness and people of the area.
Jeanette is preceded in death by her husback R. Emerson
Morris, and her parents Victor and Mayme Brandt.
She is survived by her brother Harris Brandt of Chisago
City; two sons Robert E. Morris of Maryville, California and Keith
Morris of Grand Marais, Minnesota.
Visitation and funeral services were held on June 21, at
the Cavallin Funeral Home in Grand Marais, and burial at Maple Hill
Submitted by Delayne
on December 8, 2002.