Bernard Morse, 75, of Delong, Illinois, died at 8:15 A.M. on Monday, January 18, 2016 at Marigold Rehab and Health Care Center, Galesburg, Illinois. Bernard was born on January 14, 1941 in Middle Grove, Illinois, the son of Ernest Russell and Violet Opal (Upson) Morse. He was raised and educated in Middle Grove, Illinois. He married Carol Kirkbride on June 22, 1965 in Galesburg, Illinois and she survives. Bernard worked at Gale Products in Galesburg for many years, he also was a farm hand for a few area farmers. He was of Methodist faith. Bernard was a member of the Western Illinois Antique Car Club. He and Carol loved going to car cruises. Bernard is survived by his wife, Carol of Delong, Illinois; one sister, Nora (Jim) Linder of Middle Grove, Illinois; one brother, Richard (Pat) Morse of Lake City, Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, and two brothers. Cremation rites will be accorded and a family gathering will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the family. Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home and Crematory, Knoxville, Illinois is in charge of arrangements. On-line condolences and sympathy cards may be sent through www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com
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