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Ronald “Chester” John Morgan “Mikwam-ii-onge Ice Man”


Ronald “Chester” Morgan, 54, of Cass Lake, MN, died Thursday, July 12, 2012 at the St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth, MN.

Traditional Funeral services will be at 11:00 am, Monday, July 16, 2012 at the Prescott Community Center in Cass Lake, MN with Spiritual Leaders Mike Smith and Paul Day officiating. A visitation will be from 5-10:00pm, on Sunday, July 15, 2012 at the Prescott Community Center in Cass Lake, and one hour prior to the services at the Center. Interment will be at the Morgan Cemetery in rural Cass Lake, MN under the direction of the Cease Family Funeral Home of Bemidji.

He was born on August 24, 1957, in Cass Lake, MN, the son of Elmer and Donna (Day) Morgan. He was raised in Walker, MN, until the age of 6 when his family moved to Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 14 his family moved to Minneapolis, MN. He attended Henry High School and was an athlete who competed in football, basketball, and track. He graduated from Henry High School and attended Macalester College where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in History. He married Jennifer Nash in Cass Lake in 1980. They moved to San Francisco and together had two children. Ronald worked in a juvenile correction facility for San Mateo County. He moved to Cass Lake in 1995 and began work as a teacher for the Bemidji High School, and later at the Alternative Learning Center. He changed careers and began work for the Northern Lights Casino in Walker, MN, where he discovered a love of cooking. He enjoyed reading, watching sports, spending time with his friends and family.

He is survived by his: Children, Bailey Morgan of Texas, Liam Morgan of Texas, Parents, Elmer and Donna Morgan of Cass Lake, MN, Brothers, Jerry Morgan of Cass Lake, MN, Edward Morgan of Cass Lake, MN, Numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces, and Nephews.

He was preceded in death by his Grandparents.

Active Casketbearers will be: Eric Morgan, Beau Morgan, Russell White, Donnie Saice, Delmar Jones III, Matthew Saice, Joe Kingbird, and Edward Morgan.

Honorary Casketbearers will be: Jacob Day, Raymond Day, and Josh Morgan.


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