January 24, 1924 - March 12, 2017


Services celebrating the life of Emmett T. Morgan, 93, St. Cloud, will be at a later date. He passed away peacefully at the St. Cloud Veterans Medical Center.

Emmett was born on January 24, 1924 to Rome and Mae (Tigue) Morgan in Minneapolis. He grew up with three brothers and graduated from DeLaSalle High School. In 1942, Emmett enlisted in the United States Navy and later rejoined the Marine Corps until his honorable discharge in 1950. He served in the Solomon Islands for over 2 years under Admiral Chester Nimitz as a tail gunner on an SBD dive bomber. Emmett received many commendations and medals, including the Air Medal which was presented later in life. On November 9, 1945, he married Evelyn “Mozelle” Plunk in Memphis, TN and together they welcomed six children to their family. Emmett worked for BBDO for over 20 years as a commercial artist and the Creative Vice President. He was creative throughout his life. He often gave his time and talent to enrich the lives of the young by teaching, to honor legacies of historical North Dakotan figures, and to share joy with the ill through Make-A-Wish. Emmett’s heart was great and giving, but those most important to him were his family.

Emmett is survived by his children Mary Kathleen (Bob) McClure, Aiken, SC; Patrick James (Valentine) Morgan, Clarissa; Sean Richard Morgan, Minneapolis; Sheila Ann Morgan, Minneapolis; his grandchildren Paul Akiyama, Thomas (Angie) Morgan, Bro. Daniel Morgan, Christopher (Amy) Morgan, Kathryn (Mark) Perry, Sean M. (Anna) Morgan, Pierce Morgan, Spencer Morgan; his daughter-in-law Mona Morgan, Prior Lake; as well as many other family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his wife Mozelle in April of 2010, his parents Rome and Mae, his son Bernard Thomas and infant daughter, and his brothers Bernie, Leo, and George.