Morris Bascom Bunnell, 90, formerly of the Detroit Lakes area, died Sunday,Aug. 29, at Eisenhower Veterans Medical Center in Leavenworth, Kan.
The son of Victor L. and Daisy A. Bunnell, he was born July 25, 1909, and grewup on a farm three miles west of Detroit Lakes.
He served with the U. S. Army for 24 years and–during World War II–trained manymen for their U. S. Army duties. He achieved the rating of master sergeant.
The eldest of eight children, he was joined by many others in the family inserving with the armed forces.
His brother (Victor L. Bunnell) died with the sinking of the ship the U. S. S.Houston, his brother (Thomas L. Bunnell) died en route to visit his family, hissister (Pat) served as a second lieutenant in the U. S. Army and two othersisters (Mary and Ann) worked at Lockheed, helping build airplanes for the wareffort.
Surviving Mr. Bunnell are his wife–Priscilla; three sisters–Pat, Mary and Ann,and three children–George, Cathy and Suzzanne. Grandchildren andgreat-grandchildren also survive.