In Memory of

Morley J. Alpers

January 21, 1934 - July 21, 2018
From: Pomeroy, IA | Originally: Rockwell City, IA

Rockwell City – Morley J. Alpers 84, passed away Saturday, July 21, 2018 at the Accura Healthcare of Pomeroy.  Memorial Services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 30, 2018 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, East of Rockwell City, with Pastor Chadric Dietrich officiating.  Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. Monday at the Church until service time.  Burial will be at Rosehill Cemetery, Rockwell City, with Military Rites conducted by the Rockwell City Veterans Organization.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Unity Point Hospice.  Palmer & Swank Funeral Home, Rockwell City is serving the family.

     Morley is survived by his daughters, Kaye (Gene) Becker of Pomeroy, and Debra (Judd) Carder of Sunnyvale, CA; sons, Timothy (Pamela) Alpers of Rochester, MN, and Thomas Alpers of Brooklyn, NY; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sisters, Iris Kuerbitz of Banford, CT, and Mary Borchelt of Hudson, OH; brother Robert (Shirley) Alpers of New Providence, IA; and other relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Jane; great-grandson Christopher in infancy; his parents, Walter and Erna (Gerdes) Alpers; and brothers, Ronald and Richard Alpers.

     Morley John Henry Alpers was born January 21, 1934 in Storm Lake, Iowa.  He was raised in Knoke and graduated from Jolley High School, with the Class of 1952.  Morley served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged in 1956.  On September 9, 1956 he was united in marriage to Mary Jane Ashbrook at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Knoke.  The couple made their home on a farm near Knoke, where they farmed until their retirement in 1994.  The couple moved into Rockwell City.  Mary passed away in 2017.  Morley was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Rockwell City Lion’s Club, Calhoun County Cattlemen’s Association, and AmVets.

Memorial Services
11:00 a.m. - Monday
July 30, 2018
Immanuel Lutheran Church
East of Rockwell City, Iowa
Pastor Chadric Dietrich
10:00 a.m. - Monday
July 30, 2018
Immanuel Lutheran Church
East of Rockwell City, Iowa
Rosella Simon
Rosehill Cemetery
Rockwell City, Iowa
Military Rites by
Rockwell City Veterans Organization


Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 2:25 PM
“I am saddened to here about Morley passing. Praying for the family offering my condolences. Wishing I could be there to help ease the pain of loosing a great Man, Father. He was a strong man, who carried lot of love toward his family and work as a farmer. I am blessed to have know him and worked beside him. He taught me what hard work was, but also how to laugh and have fun doing it. I can still here his laugh and stories he would tell. Every day I was invited into his home as a family member, sitting at his kitchen table. He would always start off with a prayer thanking God for his blessings and always end the meals with Swanns vanilla ice cream. Something simple and plain as vanilla ice cream brought joy in his face. It's the simplest things we enjoy. Too this day I see a Swanns truck I think of him eating and laughing. It will always put a smile on my face. From the first day he shook my hand, " what a grip by the way", teaching me love and compassion in taking pride in what you can achieve in a honest days work. I am blessed to have had a glimpse of his life here on Earth. He was my first boss and I had great respect toward him. He will be missed by many. Heaven received an amazing man. Someday I will enjoy sitting down with Morley, having a bowl of ice cream together again. I will always be his hireman. Love Garry Janssen ”
- Garry Janssen

Monday, July 23, 2018 at 9:52 PM
“Sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with your family. Morley was always fun to talk to when he visited Rochester. ”
- Linda & Brad Brech

Monday, July 23, 2018 at 9:24 PM
“Sincere Sympathy to Morley's family at this difficult time. May you find Comfort in knowing he is no longer suffering. May he Rest in Peace ”
- Randy and Brenda Nehman and family

Monday, July 23, 2018 at 6:53 PM
“Very sorry to hear of Morleys passing. Our deepest sympathy to your family. Always enjoyed talking to him and working with him from both sides of the counter. Quick witted and kept you on your toes. Glad I got to talk to him a short time ago.”
- Mark Passow

Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 5:26 PM
“Thoughts and prayers. Knew the Alpers family when I was at the elevator in Knoke during the late 70's. God Bless.
- Mike Wienhold

Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 9:53 AM
“So sorry 2 hear this,
He was loved by MANY”
- Liz Meyer

Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 7:48 AM
“I am so sorry for your loss. Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers. ”
- Amy (Lundeen)Moores

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