Morris E. “Morrie” Naumann
December 20, 1940 – December 9, 2020
Morris Edward Naumann was born December 20, 1940 in Pelican Rapids, Minnesota to Justus and Pearl Naumann. He grew up on a farm in Sauk Center and later moved to St. Paul.
Morris enlisted in the United States Navy and served from 1962-1966. He later earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Mankato State College and a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Missouri-Rolla.
Morris married his bride Maryann Opitz in Omaha Nebraska in 1972.
Morris was known for his work ethic, which started early with a paper route and led to 37 years of service at Northern Natural Gas Company. In retirement he dedicated himself to gardening and service at the Hope Community Garden as a Master Gardener with the Nebraska Extension in Douglas-Sarpy County. Morris was an active board member of his Tiburon Neighborhood Association. He served as an Ambassador with the Omaha Performing Arts. He also enjoyed golfing (four holes in one!), bowling, and spending time with family at their lakeside cabin. Morris treasured time with his grandchildren by sharing his love for gardening and woodworking. They spent many hours planting seeds, picking berries, and crafting bird houses, bee hotels and pinewood derby cars together.
Morris was preceded in death by his parents, Justus and Pearl Naumann; and his brothers, J. David Naumann and Chuck Naumann. He is survived by his wife, Maryann; daughter, Marie (Todd Malone); son, Alan Naumann; and daughter, Katie (John Wang); along with three grandchildren: Gwen, Ian, and Graham. He is also survived by brothers: Dan, Paul, and Bruce Naumann; and sisters: Marie (Rich) Schreiber, Judith LaFleur, and Nancy (Tom) Benser.
The family wishes to thank all of the doctors and medical staff who provided such skilled and loving care for Morris over the past few years at Nebraska Cancer Center.
Graveside Services with military honors will be held on Monday, December 14, 2020 at 10 a.m. at the Omaha National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials suggested to charity of your choice.
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