Glen H. Morrical

On May 17, 2018 Glen H. Morrical passed away peacefully at his home with family surrounding him.

Glen was born in Holyoke, CO, on Dec. 3, 1932 to Ervin Kuhnke and Enda Kapperman Kuhnke. At the age of four, Glen moved in with his grandparents Fred and Ida Kapperman. Glen lived with them until the age of 14 when he moved to Craig, CO, to live with his mother Edna and step-father George Morrical.

Glen graduated from Craig High School in 1950.

In 1951, Glen joined the Navy. Glen served on the ship Juneau Class-119 until 1955. Glen was an Engineman 2nd class sailor. Glen’s favorite place to stop was Japan. The Japanese were the friendliest and kindest to the U.S. sailors. During the time he served on the Juneau, he was deployed to the Korean War. The medals Glen earned are: National Defense Service, Good Conduct, Korean Service, United Nations service, Navy occupation service, and Korean Presidential Unit citation. As you can see Glen was very dedicated to the Navy and he loved his country.

When discharged in 1955, Glen moved to Farmington, NM. This is where he met his bride, Lottie Barnes. They were married on Sept. 12, 1956. To this union they were blessed with three children: Lori Morrical, Dale Morrical and Donna Morrical Thornton.

In 1972, Glen bought Martin Spring Works in Pocatello, ID. Glen moved his family to Inkom, ID from 1972-1977. In 1977, Glen moved the family to American Falls, ID. They owned a small farm/ranch, where they raised multiple racehorses and cows. This was a passion of Glen’s.

Glen is survived by his wife, Lottie of 62 years; a son, Dale (Mary) Morrical; and Donna (Kreg) Thornton; six grandchildren, Krista Thornton, Klayton Thornton, Christopher Bitikofer, Nathan Morrical, Evelyn Bitikofer and Rebekah Bitikofer. Due to Glen being an only child, Lottie’s 11 siblings became Glen’s family. Also, Arlene Cutler, Glen’s caregiver, had a very special place in his heart.

Glen is preceded in death by both parents, grandparents, and his daughter, Lori Morrical, sister-in-law Sandy Woodard, and brother-in-law Tony Barnes.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 1, at Davis-Rose Mortuary, 170 Idaho St. in American Falls and one hour prior to services on Saturday, June 2, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 656 Tyhee Ave., also in American Falls. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. at the church. The military committal will follow the service at Falls View Cemetery. A luncheon after the graveside will be held at the St. John’s Church for all family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Power County Senior Citizen Center or The American Legion Roland Evans Post No 3.

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