Visitation will begin at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, with the family present from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.
Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer.
Mrs. Morfitt passed away Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, at Spencer Hospital.
Linda Kay Morfitt, the daughter of Gene and Darlene (Baumann) Merrill, was born Dec. 18, 1953, in Estherville, Ia. Her childhood years were spent in Estherville, Ia., until her family moved to Spencer, when Linda was a young child. She received her education in the Spencer school district and graduated from Spencer High School in 1972. Following her schooling, she lived in Spencer, where she worked as a USDA meat inspector for a short time in West Liberty, Ia. She later began working at Morton Buildings and met her future husband.
Linda married Michael Morfitt on April 14, 1978, at the First English Lutheran Church in Spencer. After their marriage, she began her day care business and in 1986, she began upholstering furniture and began operating her own business until the time of her death. She was a member of First English Lutheran Church in Spencer, where she was an active LWML member and held many offices in the church. She was also very active in Birthright of Spencer and enjoyed bowling throughout the years.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Darlene; and a sister in infancy.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Michael Morfitt of Spencer; three sons: Robert and his fiancÚ, Brenda Harders of Hartley, Terry of Spencer and Anthony Morfitt and his fiancÚ, Kelsey Burwell of Cedar Rapids, Ia.; her father, Eugene Merrill of Spencer; six grandchildren; two brothers: Jason Merrill and his wife, Kristin of Omaha, Neb., and Gary Merrill and his wife, Betsy of Webb, Ia.; two sisters: Donna Ott of Everly, and Denise Nohner and her husband, Michael of Litchfield, Minn.; other relatives and many friends.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established by the family.
Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.