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Morris R. Brockman


April 16, 1935 - June 18, 2013

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Morris R. Brockman, age 78, of town of Cranmoor (Wisconsin Rapids), died Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at St. Joseph Hospital in Marshfield.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 12 noon at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Nekoosa. Rev. John Swing will officiate. Burial will be in Babcock Cemetery. Friends may call on Saturday at the church from 10:30 AM. until the time of service at 12 noon. Online condolences may be expressed at www.ritchayfuneralhome.com.

Morris was born April 16, 1935 in Wisconsin Rapids to Raymond and Martha (Blatt) Brockman. He married Yvonne Dane on July 11, 1959 in Park Falls. She died March 24, 2000.

Morris owned and operated Hemlock Trails Cranberry Company in the town of Cranmoor for 42 years. He and his wife started M&Y Cranberry Farm in the town of Remington in 1992.

He loved singing in the church choirs at Sacred Heart, St. Alexander’s and Our Lady Queen of Heaven parishes. His interests included hunting, traveling, motorcycling, and astronomy. Morris built his own observatory to further his interests in astronomy.

He is survived by five children, Rebecca (Mark) Brockman-Schneider of Madison, Jennifer (Michael) Sievert of Cottage Grove, Rodney (Jan) Brockman of Babcock, Warren (Jennifer) Brockman of Wisconsin Rapids, and Adam Brockman of Marshfield; 13 grandchildren with one on the way; and two brothers, Bruce (Rita) Brockman of Nekoosa, and Nathan (Betty) Brockman of Vesper.

He was preceded in death by his wife and parents