Morris 'Moe''s Story
Morris "Moe" D. Titus, 79, formerly of rural Pendleton, died July 12, 2017, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home, Sauk Rapids, Minn.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Eden United Methodist Church in Eden, Ind.
Pastor David Crittenden will officiate, and burial will be at Eden Cemetery in Eden, Ind. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service Saturday at the church.
Morris D. Titus was born in Hancock County to Raymond and Jewell (Keller) Titus. He married Carolyn Dunlavy on Nov. 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 was often seen at steam, gas engine, and tractor shows all over the country. He was also very involved with the United Auto Workers 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, Ind., serving as secretary and treasurer for more than 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 spent nearly 20 years as snowbirds in Bradenton, Fla. Morris would often be found having breakfast with friends at the local doughnut shop and McDonald's.
Morris is survived by his wife of 60 years, Carolyn Titus of Sauk Rapids, Minn.; children, Jane (Jim) Brand of Mount Gilead, Ohio, and 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.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Foundation of America.
Arrangements are being handled by Condo and Sons Funeral Home, Wilkinson.
Published on July 14, 2017