William Bruce Morse

July 24, 1939 ~ March 23, 2020 (age 80)

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William B. “Bruce” Morse, 80, of Fortville, passed away Monday, March 23, 2020 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.  He was born July 24, 1939 at home in Fortville to William H. and Idella M. (Haggerty) Morse.  Bruce was an aviation machinist in the U.S. Navy.  He attended Purdue University where he received his accreditation as an aviation mechanic.

Bruce retired as an engineering technician from Detroit Diesel Allison after 23 years’ service.  While he was employed at Detroit Diesel Allison, Bruce also served as a Hamilton County Reserve Deputy.  Once he retired from Allison, Bruce was hired as a full time Civil Deputy for the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department.  Bruce was an active member of Fortville Christian Church having sung at services for many years.

Bruce is survived by wife Marlene Sue (Raymer) Morse; sons: Brett W. (Sarah) Morse of Bloomington, IN; Bart R. (Laura) Morse of Georgetown, KY; twin daughters: Angela (Sam) Barnhart of Columbia, TN; Annette (Chris) Reed of Pendleton, IN; 10 grandchildren; brother James Morse of Anderson.  He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Lucinda Moore. 

In keeping with the Governor’s orders that are in place regarding the Coronavirus, a caring cremation will take place with a memorial service to be announced at a later date.  Memorial contributions may be made to Indy Honor Flight c/o Gary Lawrence 11685 Forest Park Lane Carmel, IN 46032.  Online condolences may be shared at     

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