Rose Morse

Obituary of Rose Marie Morse

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Rose Marie Morse, age 85, of Bay City, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and loyal friend passed away Thursday October 20, 2022 at her home with her husband by her side. The daughter of the late Stanley and Mary (Obey) Tobias was born on June 12, 1937 in Bay City. She grew up on the family farm in Munger with her 4 brothers and 4 sisters where she learned the value of family and hard work. On April 21, 1956 Rose married the love of her life, Ronald Edward Morse. They enjoyed spending time together along with family and friends playing games (especially euchre) and watching sports on TV (go Tigers, go Lions, go Blue). She also enjoyed word search games, crossword puzzles and reading her bible. But above all her greatest joy came from her family. For her children she was their biggest cheerleader. She was the taxi driver to and from thousands of practices, games, matches and events. She never asked for anything in return and she never complained. She always encouraged and never criticized. She was always positive, never negative. She always listened. She was protective. She was always present. When her grandchildren began participating and competing she attended as many of their activities as she could. She was also their biggest cheerleader often sitting in the student section where she became known as the "sucker grandma" because she always had tootsie pops and passed them out to anyone who wanted one. She made it a point to learn as much as she could about the sports her family was involved in and she eventually kept scorebooks for many of them. She was a self- taught sports mom/grandma.


Surviving to cherish her memory, is her beloved husband of 66 years, Ronald E. Morse; children, Ronald A. (Kathy) Morse, Randy (Carol) Morse, Rob (Corey) Morse, and Rachelle (Joe) Schuman; grandchildren, Kristena (Jesse) Hubbard, Ronald A. Morse Jr. known as RJ, Kelsey Morse, Jake (Kayla) Morse, Ashton (Luke) Sheppard, Jeremy Morse, Josiah Morse, Kate (Logan) Perdue, Emily (Jake) Hubbard, Tyler (Elizabeth) Morse, Rebecca Shafer, Samantha (AJ) Glumm, Alisha (Luke) Bushey, and Eric (Amber) Schuman; adopted granddaughter, Luda Lafleur; great-grandchildren, twin girls Grace and Olivia Sheppard, Henry Glumm, Johnathon Glumm, Bryce Schuman, Dani Schuman, and great-grandbaby Morse due on Thanksgiving day; siblings, Ed Tobias and Mary Ann Vaillancourt; sibling-in-law, Sharon Tobias; and many nieces and nephews.


In addition to her parents who predeceased her, Rose was welcomed into Heaven by her siblings, Alex (Mary Ann) Tobias, Louis (Irene) Tobias, John Tobias, Theresa (Tom) Geno, Leona Wood and Patricia Kuch; siblings-in-law, Joseph Vaillancourt and Dorothy Tobias; nephews, John Tobias and Tom Geno; and niece, Tonya Prankienas.


Rose's family wishes to thank the Covenant hospice staff for their wonderful nursing care and support. At her request cremation has taken place. A private family celebration of life will take place at a future date. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society or to an organization of their choosing.  To sign online guestbook, visit  Arrangements made with Cremation Society of Mid Michigan.


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