Louis R. Morlock, 88, of Reed City, passed away Friday, July 1, 2011, at Spectrum Health – Reed City Hospital.

He was born Aug. 20, 1922, in Chase to Johan Fredrick and Florence (Chapel) Morlock, and attended the Spears School. He then operated the family dairy farm until 1985. Louis married Pearl Shepard on March 29, 1947. She preceded him in death on Aug. 22, 1994. He was a resident of Pinora Township until moving to Meadowview apartments the last year. He served on the Pinora Township Board of Review and the Osceola – Lake Soil Conservation.

Surviving at his children, Kim (Daniel) Hatchew of Big Rapids, Cheryl (Lee) Hanmer of Punta Gorda, Fla., and Lance (Susan) Morlock of Hersey; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by eight siblings.

A memorial service for Louis will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 7 at Chase Township Hall on U.S. 10 in Chase. Burial will be in Chase Township Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements were entrusted to the McDowell Funeral Home.