Jonathan “The M” Morrison, “Nay pah gah bow” 56, Virginia passed
away on Sunday, August 2, 2015 at the University
Medical Center in Minneapolis.

Jon was born on November 7, 1958, in Nett Lake the son of Daniel
and Priscilla (Donald) Morrison Sr., He grew up
in Nett Lake, attending school in Nett Lake and
Orr. At Orr High School he played on the Orr
Braves basketball team. Jon lived on Indian Point
and Nett Lake for most of his life, and in Virginia
the past 10 years. Jon worked as a bus driver,
conservation officer, a custodian for at the school
and also as a construction laborer.
His passions included playing softball, netting,
fishing, hunting, ricing and parching rice. Jon was
instrumental in organizing the annual “Janitor’s
Classic” – a men’s basketball tournament held to
raise money for the Bois Forte Ambulance.
He is preceded in death by his father Daniel
Morrison Sr. (2005); mother Priscilla Morrison
(2014); 2 brothers: Daniel “Mutt” Morrison Jr.
(2006) and Jim Morrison and his 2 daughters
Denise and Chris, who all tragically died together
in a car accident, (1982); brother-in-law: Leonard
Thompson (2012); and a nephew “baby Dave”
Morrison (1976).
Jon is survived by his companion Cindy Hill of
Virginia; children: Francis Goodsky from the
state of Virginia, Davelle (Adrian) Jones of Nett
Lake, Christina (fiancé Franklin Jones) Morrison
of Hibbing, Rachel ( fiancé Todd Perala) Morrison
of International Falls, Charley Morrison, Kristie
Morrison, Jon Hill and Darryl Morrison all of
Virginia; 1-brother David (Teresa) Morrison Sr. of
Nett Lake; 2 sisters: Terrie Morrison and Wendy
Thompson both of Nett Lake; 7-grandchildren;
along with nieces, nephews, cousins and many
friends.
SERVICES: Traditional Tribal Services will be
held at 10:00 am on Thursday, (August 6, 2015)
at the Tribal Government Services Center where
a visitation will be after 5:00 pm Wednesday.
The spiritual leader will be Gilbert Smith and the
spiritual leader assistant will be Gene Goodsky.
Casket bearers will be: Travis Morrison, George
LaRoque, Gordy “Jones” Adams Jr., Francis
“Tuna” Connor, Chester “Chet” Graue, William
“Jose” Whiteman, Clarence “Bubba” Roy Jr. and
Ray Hawk. The honorary bearers will be: Dave
Danz, Bryan “Toogie” Porter, Eugene “Ribs”
Whitebird, Corey, Eric and Lewis Strong, Nancy
Day, Ellen Little, Kent Isham, David “Squidg”,
Darian, Erynn, Lucille, Amy, and Floyd
Morrison, Edith Villebrun, Marcella Connor,
Gary “uncle Gar” Donald, Shirley Bixby and Sid
Whiteman.. Interment will be in the Nett Lake
Cemetery. Arrangements by Mlaker Funeral
home in Cook. To sign the online guest book or
to leave a condolence for the family got to: www.
mlakerfuneralhome.com.