Joseph Morrill Obituary

Joseph H. Morrill
Joseph H. Morrill

February 18, 1930 - June 7, 2019
Born in Neola, Iowa
Resided in Des Moines, Iowa
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Joseph H. Morrill passed away peacefully at Mercy Hospice on June 7, 2019. He was born on February 18, 1930 to Henry Webster and Margaret Mary (Steffens) Morrill. He married the love of his life, Virginia Garrison, on September 11, 1948.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia; Children, Tim (Evelyn) Morrill of Oak Grove MO, Dave (Nada) Morrill of Chadron NE, Connie (Bill) Kreicji of Lance Creek WY, Mark Morrill of Lamoni IA, Roxanne (Mike) Zilk of Waterloo IA, Cindy (Terry) Reed of Edgewood NM, Fred (Wendy) of Des Moines IA, Joseph II (Louann) of Dexter MI, and Jackie (Scott) Lemon of Ankeny, IA. He was a proud grandpa to 24 grandchildren, great grandpa to 22, and great-great grandpa of 3. He was preceded in death by his parents, 5 brothers and 1 sister, as well as 1 grandchild and 1 great grandchild.

He started working at Firestone Tire and Rubber Company on September 12, 1947 until he retired on October 31, 1985. He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and taught his children and grandchildren how to hunt and fish. He was a phenomenal carpenter, and built the home he and Virginia raised their family in, over 70 years ago. He also loved playing card games of all kinds with his family and friends.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 12 at Iles Grandview Park Funeral Home with a Vigil Service to begin at 6 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 13, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Des Moines.






Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell
Des Moines, Iowa USA 50317
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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St. Joseph Catholic Church
3300 Easton Boulevard
Des Moines, IA 50317
Thursday, June 13, 2019
10:30 AM
Laurel Hill Cemetery
3601 East Court Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Thursday, June 13, 2019
11:30 AM


Animal Rescue League Of Iowa
5452 NE 22nd Street
Des Moines, IA 50313