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Obituary: Catherine Morlock

Catherine Morlock

Catherine Ann Morlock, 81, Bismarck, N.D., passed away on Oct. 31, 2023, in a Bismarck Care Center.

Funeral service was held on Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 2:00 p.m. at Bismarck Funeral Home. Burial was held at St. Mary's Cemetery. Visitation was held one hour prior to the service.

Catherine (Kay) was born December 30, 1941, in Carrington, N.D., and passed away on October 31, 2023, at St. Gabriel's Nursing Home in Bismarck, N.D.

It was at the Rainbow Gardens dance hall in Carrington where Kay met the love of her life, Gary. Gary and Kay married in 1962, and together raised their two boys, Wayne and Wade.

In 1968, Gary and Kay moved to Sidney, Montana. There they owned and operated Gary Morlock Construction, Inc. In 1995, work brought Gary and Kay to Bismarck where they made their home until her death.

Kay grew up with a love for horses and adored her horse, Baldy. She was a meticulous housekeeper. She spent lots of time in the garden and enjoyed canning the fruits of her labor. Kay was also a wonderful baker, most known for her brownies, peanut cake, and marshmallow cookies.

She was known as the "tootsie roll grandma" as she always had her candy jar full of tootsie rolls ready for the grandkids.

Kay is survived by her two sons, Wayne (Shawn) Morlock, Bismarck, and Wade (Tina) Morlock, Peoria, Ariz.; grandchildren, Cassandra (Kevin) Keller, Bismarck, Abbie (Austin) Steiner, Lincoln, Neb., and Delanie Morlock, Glendale, Ariz.; great grandchildren, Claire Keller and James Keller, Bismarck; brother, Bob (Pat), Carrington, N.D.; and sister, Jeanette, Virginia Beach, Va.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dan and Laura; her brothers, Danny and Kenny and sister, Yvonne.

Arrangements by Bismarck Funeral Home, Bismarck, N.D.