Edward Marshall Morrison

PVT Edward "Buster" Marshall Morrison

B Co. 1 BN 34th Infantry Regiment - 24th Infantry Division

KIA July 8, 1950 ~ Republic of Korea

Edward Marshall “Buster” Morrison, 19, of Ashland passed away on July 8, 1950 in the Korean War.  He was born October 22, 1930 in Ashland, the son of Edward and Hattie (Roy) Morrison.

In 1949 he graduated from DePadua High School in Ashland.  Edward immediately entered the United States Army and served in the Korean War.  He was the first Wisconsin Army personnel to pass away in the war. 

He is currently survived by his siblings, Ann Krouse, Vancouver, WA, Harriet (John) Yachinich, Ashland, and Barbara (Art) Bjork, Iron River; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

His other family that have passed on to be with him are his parents; three sisters, Ida Mae Strange, Lois Johnston, and Bonnie Hughes; and two brothers, Joe and Roy Morrison.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the United Chequamegon Bay Area Veterans, in Ashland.

Come welcome our honored veteran home as he will be arriving at the Minneapolis-St.Paul International airport at 12:42 p.m. on Wednesday, August 14, 2019.  The funeral procession will be leaving the airport at approximately 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.  We will be travelling MN-Hwy 5 to US-35E N, then continuing on US-35 N to Duluth where we will turn onto US-Hwy 2 and take US-Hwy 2 to Ashland.  At approximately 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. we are anticipating we will be in Ashland and will proceed east on US-Hwy 2, going south on Stuntz Ave., then going west on 2nd Street, turning south onto Beaser Ave., then east on 6th Street and will go by the Edward Morrison DAV Chapter 28 and United Chequamegon Bay Area Veterans building before arriving at Frost Home for Funerals in Ashland.  We will try and keep updates on our website as to where the procession is at.

Visitation will be held Friday, August 16, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.  A US Army Medals Service and a United Chequamegon Bay Area Veteran Service will be held at 7:00 p.m.

Come greet our veteran and his family on the processional route on Saturday, August 17, 2019.  The funeral procession with the family will be leaving the Frost Home for Funerals at approximately 10:40 a.m. and will be travelling east on 6th Street and proceeding over to Stuntz Ave., then will be taking 2nd Street West to Sanborn Ave.  We will then proceed south on Sanborn Ave. to Mt. Hope Cemetery in Ashland.

Graveside Services and Military Rites by the United States Army and the United Chequamegon Bay Area Veterans will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 17, 2019 in the military section at Mt. Hope Cemetery, in Ashland.

To view this obituary online, sign the guestbook or express online condolences, visit us at bratleyfamilyfuneralhomes.com.  Arrangements are by the Bratley Family Funeral Homes, Frost Home for Funerals Chapel, in Ashland.

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