November 25, 1924 – September 19, 2013
Twila Morgan, age 88, of the Eastern Star Masonic Home and formerly of rural Ogden, died at the Boone County Hospital on September 19, 2013.
Funeral services are Monday, September 23, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel at the Eastern Star Masonic Home in Boone with Pastor Gary Hoyt officiating. Burial will be in the Glenwood Cemetery in Ogden.
Twila was born on the family farm north of Ogden on November 25, 1924, the daughter of Ferdinand and Prudence (Rinehart) Zwald.
She graduated from Ogden High School in 1942.
In earlier years, Twila worked at Cooks Hardware Store in Ogden and then worked as a secretary at the Boone County Courthouse.
On April 30, 1947, she married William ‘Bill’ Morgan at the Zion Lutheran Church in Ogden.
Twila was a housewife and also helped her husband farm southwest of Ogden until 1987, when they retired. She moved to the Eastern Star Masonic Home in 1998.
She was a member of the Community United Methodist Church in Ogden and United Methodist Women.
While on the farm, Twila enjoyed cooking, gardening, canning her produce, and sewing.
She and Bill loved to travel in their motor home and winter in Arizona, Texas, and Florida.
Twila enjoyed board games, playing cards, puzzles, singing, and good conversations with family and friends.
She especially enjoyed music and listening to her children and grandchildren perform.
Twila loved attending chapel services at the Home.
Twila is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Bill, and a brother-in-law Robert Reimers.
She is survived by a son Dennis Morgan and wife Linda of Ogden; three daughters: Brenda Hoffman and husband Craig of Cedar Falls, Janet Christensen and husband Les of Waterloo, and Lynn Brooks and husband Mike of Leawood, Kansas; a brother Donald Zwald and wife Suzanne of Oahu, Hawaii; a sister Dorothy Reimers of Ogden; nine grandchildren: Luke (Tiffany) Morgan, Paul (Heather) Morgan, and Anna (Matt) Haub, all of Ogden; Mitch (Brandi) Hoffman of St. Paul, Minnesota; Heather (Jeff) Martin and Kaleigh (Nick) Dirks, all of Cedar Falls; Breanne (fiancé Brad Harken) Russell of Aurora, Illinois; and Allegra Brooks and Morgan Brooks, both of Leawood, Kansas; 11 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Schroeder Memorial Chapel at Sixth and Marshall on Sunday from 2 until 8 p.m. where the family will be present from 6 until 8 p.m.
Visitation continues Monday at the funeral chapel from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. and then at the Eastern Star Masonic Home Chapel from noon until service time.
In memory of Twila, memorials may be directed to Hospice of Central Iowa or Community United Methodist Church in Ogden.Information provided by: Schroeder Memorial Chapel, Inc. 1006 6th Street Boone, IA 50036 www.schroedermemorialchapel.com