Clayton W. Morr

June 17, 1937 - December 28, 2019

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Friday, January 03, 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel

Saturday, January 04, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel


Saturday, January 04, 11:00 AM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel


Clayton Walter Morr, 82, of Wawaka passed away Saturday, December 28, 2019, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne surrounded by his wife and children.

He was born in Kendallville on June 17, 1937, to the late John A. and Hildegard (Christen) Morr. He graduated from Kendallville High School in 1955.

Clayton and his children became so very blessed when he married Carolyn Stiffner on June 1, 1973. Clayton cherished his wife and the journey they shared.

He was co-owner of Morr Pattern Tool and Die of Kendallville and later co-owner of Baseline Tool Company of Wawaka with his wife.

Clayton was a member of the Brimfield United Methodist Church, a 50-year member of the Kendallville Masonic Lodge 276 and the Fort Wayne Scottish Rite. He was also a member and past alumni of the DeKalb County Boxing Club.

Clayton enjoyed fishing and hunting, spending the free time of his youth in nature. He passes this love of the outdoors on to his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Clayton enjoyed good literature and storytelling. His stories etched with life lessons he learned, many times trying to pass this on to the listener, most often as a means of help or an offering of a different perspective. Clayton enjoyed woodworking, building many banks and recipe boxes. He appreciated the uniqueness of the wood specie, often matching wood characteristics to the person receiving the gift.

Clayton savored the time spent with family whatever the stage, gardening with his wife, fishing trips to Canada, sitting in his chair at Baseline, Sunday suppers on the farm, researching and repairing the cemeteries of his ancestors with his cousins.

Surviving are his wife, Carolyn Morr of Wawaka; three daughters, Christine and Ric Jordan of Wawaka, Carol and Mike Selby of Albion, and Jennifer and Wayne Diehm, Jr. of Kendallville; a son, Joel Streich of Rome City; nine grandchildren, Jacquelyn (Kory) Walkup, Kimberely (Marshall) Mossman, Olivia (Brady) Oberlin, Anna (Ben) Glowinski, Wayne (Brooke) Diehm, III, Michael Selby, Clayton (Logan) Diehm, Tanner Streich, and Gracelynn Streich; 13 great-grandchildren, Allison, Elizabeth and Parker Walkup, Trae and AnnLarie Mossman, Cooper Leininger, Wrenn and Arleigh Oberlin, Benton, Casen and Lynnix Diehm, Teegan Diehm, and Aiden Glowinski; two sisters-in-law, Alice Stiffner of Kendallville and Beulah Morr of Fort Wayne; a brother-in-law, Al Root of Kendallville; and many beloved nieces, nephews, friends, and church family.

Clayton was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, John L. Morr and Delbert Morr; and sisters, Jacqueline Hamlin and Darlene Root.

Visitation will be Friday, January 3, 2020, from 1 to 7 p.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville and one hour prior to the service on Saturday. A Masonic service will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday.

Funeral services will be Saturday, January 4, 2020, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Officiating will be Pastor Jerry Burghduff of Brimfield United Methodist Church and Pastor Mike Albaugh of Destiny Family of Faith in Kendallville.

Burial will be in Orange Township Cemetery, Rome City.

Casketbearers will be Wayne Diehm, III, Clayton Diehm, Michael P. Selby, R. Kory Walkup, Marshall Mossman, Brady Oberlin, and Ben Glowinski.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the Masonic Lodge 276, or the Brimfield United Methodist Church.

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Scott Walters
January 4th, 2020 12:44am

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. May God grant you His peace in this time.

Denny and Elaine Berkey
January 3rd, 2020 12:10pm

So sorry for your loss. Keeping all of you in our prayers. Wish we were there to give you hugs.

Brad Freiburger
January 2nd, 2020 3:01pm
Decatur, Indiana

I was sad to hear of Claytons passing. What a good man to work with. Although him and Bob Adams did chase me around the shop to cut off my pony tail back in the days at Kevco Tool. All in good fun. Always considered you a friend and teacher. My thoughts and prayers got out to your family.

Gary Traxler
December 31st, 2019 7:03pm

Did quite a bit of work and learning from Clayton when I was employed by Kevco Tool. Can never repay him for the knowledge he shared with me. RIP Friend.

Craig Miller
December 31st, 2019 3:36pm
Fort Wayne

Clayton was a great guy, and was a classmate of mine at Kendallville High School class of 1955.. My prayers go out to the family members as they go through the loss of a great family member.

Jerry & Barbara Burghduff
December 31st, 2019 5:46am
Rome City

A great mentor to a lot of people. He cared deeply for all. Rest in the Arms of Gods Love.

Ann Stoeckley Haffner
December 30th, 2019 9:55pm
Syracuse, IN

Charlotte, please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My husband Charlie and I so enjoyed visiting with you and Clayton at our KHS Class of '55 Reunion.

Bill Malle
December 30th, 2019 9:09pm
Indianapolis, IN

My condolences to the family. He was a good friend to everyone.

Charlotte Douglass Huff
December 30th, 2019 4:55pm

Morr Family: I'm Sorry for your loss. What Good memories You have made with Your Dad, Uncle, Grandad.

Mary & Tony R. Black
December 30th, 2019 12:33pm
Venice Florida

We are so sorry to read of Clayton passing, we always had a special place in our hearts for both Clayton and Carolyn over the years. Clayton will be missed he was a great man you loved being around him and talk about the world events. We send our thoughts and prayers to all of Clayton family.....

Linda Secunda
December 30th, 2019 3:56am

To all of you my sympathies at the passing of a great man. I know how you all loved him very much. Prayers for all of you.

Michael & Sylvia Egolf
December 30th, 2019 2:30am
DAhlonega, Ga

Our deepest sympathy goes out to Carolyn and the family. You are in our thoughts.

Theodore Morr
December 30th, 2019 1:40am
Golden Valley, Arizona

Thank you cousin for all the talks. And thanks for loaning me your old 16ga. Killed my first squirrel with it.

Diana Becker LeBrun
December 30th, 2019 1:13am
Palm Coast, FL

I’m very saddened to hear this news. Clayton was a wonderful cousin and man. When I was around him, I always felt the honor and love. Thinking of all of you and sending love.

Richard A (Dick) Helm
December 30th, 2019 12:55am

I have always cherished my relationship with Clayton which goes back to my boxing days in the Noble County boxing Club in Albion.. Thoughts and prayers are with his family. My best to his cousins Chuck and Jim.

Nancy Belcher
December 29th, 2019 10:49pm

“Wishing you peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart

Candace Spangler Fordyce
December 29th, 2019 9:43pm
424 cedar rd Bluffton 46714

So sorry for your loss hugs and prayers for family

December 29th, 2019 9:09pm
Columbia City

My deepest condolences Chris and family.

Walter Stevens
December 29th, 2019 8:36pm

I’m sorry for your loss. Clayton was a good man and a friend. I always enjoyed our conversations.