Sarah Jane (Donaway) Morman

Morman, Sarah_ovalJuly 2, 1923 to July 6, 2018

Sarah Morman, age 95 years and 4 days, of Jasper, passed away peacefully at home after a brief illness.

Memorial Services will be 6pm, Monday, July 16, 2018, at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 1102 7th Ave SE, Pipestone with the visitation from 5-6 pm. Sarah will be buried at Fort Snelling, Minneapolis, MN, with her husband, at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be directed to her church, Our Saviour’s Lutheran in Pipestone and to Dinomights, a hockey ministry charity that she cared deeply about.

Sarah was born to Fred and Mae Elizabeth (Weaverling) Donaway on July 2, 1923 in Rock Island, Illinois. She was baptized at the Oak Grove United Presbyterian Church in 1930. She graduated from Rock Island High School in 1941. She loved sports and bowled and played tennis and industrial league baseball during World War II. She worked at various jobs including the Rock Island Arsenal during World War II and later at General Electric in Ohio and Kimberly Clark in Wisconsin. She was united in marriage to Raymond A. Morman on September 13, 1947. They lived in several states while her husband pursued his college education & career. After retirement they moved to Stillwater, Minnesota. When her husband died in 1990, she moved in with her daughter in Golden Valley Minnesota and then to Jasper, Minnesota. She was active in church including women’s organization, teaching Sunday School & confirmation. She had a daily routine of morning & evening devotions and praying for her grandchildren & great grandchildren. She enjoyed traveling, reading, doing crossword puzzles, going out to lunch, cheering on the Canaries, Twins & the Vikes and especially spending time with her family.

She is lovingly remembered by her daughter, Patricia (Richard) Rieck of Jasper, her grandsons Scott (Kari) Harman of Minnetonka, MN and Mike (Alicia) Harman. of Sioux Falls, SD; her step-grandchildren Christian (Jody) Rieck of Andover, MN, Amanda (Steve) Kuelz of San Diego, CA, Audra (Matt) Kosinski of Overland Park, KS and Clarissa Rieck of Kansas City, MO; and 15 great-grandchildren: Trent (Ashley), Alex, Katie, Dylan, Aidan, Selah, Ty, Caleb, Colin, Jacob, Logan, Eva, Eli, Quinn and baby Rieck (due in October), her sister-in-law Pat (Don) Cook of Zion, IL and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray, her parents: Fred & Mae, and step-father John, 6 brothers: Robert, Louis, Jefferson, Harrison, Earl & Frank, her sister Amanda, her son-in-law Joel Harman, her brother-in-law, Ed, and sisters-in-law Josephine & Helen.

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  • John E Miller says:

    Aunt Sarah was the last of our old family from my youth in Illinois. She was the dearest Aunt and one that everyone should have, but rarely do. I loved her from the first moment I remember. She was sweet and kind and never hurt anyone. I will always have a void in my heart that will not be repaired. I do know that 1 second after she left this earth, the angels took her swiftly to her reward in heaven. She was a blessing to me and I thank God that she was my Aunt. I will always miss you Aunt Sarah and I will never forget you. Love Your Nephew John and Family

  • Louise E Miller says:

    Sarah worked with us at Theda Clark many years ago. We all enjoyed our visit, the cards and letters that were shared and have worried so much about her in the last few months. I tried to find her to tell her that her good friend Shirley Jacob passed away. I do not know if she ever got the message. Today, I am both saddened and filled with joy, to know she has gone home to be with Ray and her other relatives. I can only hope that she runs into Shirley and they can have a good laugh together. My heart goes out to her daughter, grandchildren and other friends. We will miss her smile and her mischief.


    Sarah will be missed. She was a wonderful co-worker and friend. Loved her sense of humor. Rest in peace Sarah.

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