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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Obituary: Robert “Bob” L. Morse

Robert “Bob” L. Morse, 72, of Baldwin City, Kansas passed away Sunday, October 15, 2017, at St. Francis Health Center, Topeka, KS. He was born December 20, 1944, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the son of Robert C. Morse and Bernice (Peterson) Morse, both deceased.
Robert “Bob” L. Morse
Bob served honorably as a Captain in the United States Army from 1968-1974. He served in Vietnam from 1969-1970. His military awards and decorations include The Soldier’s Medal; Bronze Star with ”V” device and 2 Oak Leaf Clusters; Air Medal; Republic of Vietnam Service Medal with 3 campaign stars; and Combat Infantry Badge.
Bob graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1973 with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and in 1975 with a Juris Doctorate from the School of Law. He received a Masters of Law in Trial Advocacy from the University of Missouri- Kansas City in 1976. Bob became a criminal defense attorney, Olathe Municipal Judge, and a professor. He loved teaching at Johnson County Community College, Brown Mackie College and Kaplan University totaling over 25 years.
Bob’s most cherished titles were husband, father, and teacher. Bob was united in marriage to Bonnie Lauxen on July 10, 1971, at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. She survives of the home. Other survivors include his daughter, Michelle Morse of Mission, KS and his son, Ryan Morse, and wife, Christine, of Medina, Texas and many beloved students.
A Celebration of Life Service with Military Honors will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 23, 2017 at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, 712 Ninth St., Baldwin City, KS. Prior to the service, the family will greet friends for a visitation beginning at 12:30 p.m. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Disabled American Veterans, www.dav.org or Unleashed Pet Rescue & Adoption, www.unleashedrescue.com c/o Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, P.O. Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006. Condolences may be sent to the family through www.lamb-roberts.com.

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