Morris D. Titus, 79, who passed away Wednesday, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home, Sauk Rapids, Minn. Born in Hancock County to Raymond and Jewell (Keller) Titus. He married Carolyn Dunlavy on November 11, 1956, in Hancock County. Morris lived in Green Township most of his life.
In his early years, he worked on the family farm and graduated high school from Hancock Central in 1956. He began working for Delco Remy in Anderson around 1959, where he made lifelong friends.
Morris became involved in the community and often seen at steam, gas engine, and tractor shows all over the country. He was also very involved with the UAW, Local 662, and a member of the Free Masons. Morris had a passion for collecting historical items including small lighters, ice cream scoops, railroad lanterns, gas engines, tractors, and other interesting stuff.
One of Morris’ most pride filled accomplishments was being a charter member of Tri-State Gas Engine and Tractor Association in Portland, Indiana, serving as Secretary and Treasurer for over 10 years. He also started the Gas Engine and Tractor Jubilee in Anderson. He loved tractor shows.
After retiring from Delco Remy, he and Carolyn spend nearly 20 years as snowbirds in Bradenton, Florida. Morris would often be found having breakfast with friends at the local donut shop and McDonald’s.
Survived by his wife of 60 years, Carolyn Titus of Sauk Rapids, Minn.; children, Jane (Jim) Brand of Mt. Gilead, Ohio, David (Cathy) of St. Cloud, Minn.; sibling, Charles (Colleen) Titus of Greenfield; grandchildren, Adam (Shelby) Perkins, Andy (Danielle) Perkins, Greta Titus, Sophie Titus, Madeline Titus; and great-grandchildren, Cole, Dane, Henry, and Cassidy Perkins.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 15, at Eden United Methodist Church in Eden, IN. Pastor David Crittenden will officiate and burial will be at Eden Cemetery in Eden. Visitation will be two hours prior to the services Saturday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.