Christian Scott "Chris" Morrison

Christian Scott "Chris" Morrison, 28, of Fond du Lac, and former Marquette area resident, entered eternal life Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007, in Wisconsin, as the result of an automobile accident.

Christian was born June 1, 1979, in Marquette, a son of Carl R. and Joanne E. (Herioux) Morrison, and was raised in Harvey. He worked for a time at Sears, in their delivery and installation operations.

Chris returned to school and was a 2000 graduate of the Marquette Senior High School through their Adult Education Program.

In 2003, Chris moved to Hartford, where he was currently employed as a decker with Triton Corp., manufacturing decks for utility trailers.

Chris was a strong-minded, free spirit, who marched to the beat of his own drummer. He often abandoned convention whenever possible. Chris was the kid who, within minutes of the first day of high school, found himself in detention. He was also the young man who often assisted travelers who were stranded along the highway.

He was a caring individual, loving his parents, and instilling the advice to "stay in school, or else" to his brothers. He loved life and cared deeply about his family and friends. Chris’ life and times revolved around BMX bikes, riding his motorcycle, racing radio controlled cars, mudding and 4-wheeling, snowmobiling, fishing, boating, country music and his passion for Chevrolet. He was actively involved in the Fond du Lac Moose Lodge, where he served as a trustee, and, as recently as last Saturday, was in charge of the children’s Halloween party.

Chris (always "Christian" to his mom), is survived by his parents, Carl and Joanne of Marquette; brothers, Michael (fiancˇe, Becky Borg) Morrison and Andrew Morrison both of Harvey; his fiancˇe, Stacy Checolinski of Fond du Lac; her parents, Keith and Debbie Checolinski; Stacy’s brothers, Joe and Dane Checolinski all of Iron Ridge; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Chris was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Charles and Rita Morrison; and maternal grandparents, Conrad and Florence Herioux.

The family received relatives and friends for an informal time of sharing memories of Chris at the Fassbender Funeral Home on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007. There was a Moose Lodge Memorial ritual also on Saturday.

The celebration of Chris’ life continued with a reception at Wahlstrom’s Restaurant in Harvey. Chris will be remembered for the unique person that he was. He will live on through his family’s generous gift of organ donation.

Condolences can be expressed online at www.fassbenderfuneralhome.com

Fassbender Funeral Home in Marquette, Mich. assisted the family.