Kenneth “Kenny” L. Morland, 63, of Scranton, N.D. passed away Nov. 7, 2012 at the West River Regional Hospital in Hettinger, N.D.
Funeral Services for Kenny were held at Nov. 10, 2012 at the Peace Lutheran Church in Scranton. Pastor Mary Peterson officiated and burial followed in the Cedar Cemetery, rural Scranton. There was a Family and Friends service Nov. 9, 2012 at the Peace Lutheran Church.
Kenneth L. Morland was born on July 22, 1949 in Dickinson, N,D, the son of Loyd and Eleanor (Hansen) Morland. He attended school at Woodbury for the first though fifth grade, and transferred to Scranton Public School in the sixth grade. He graduated in 1967. Kenny was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Church. Kenny’s father fought the same battle with cancer that he did and died when Kenny was a senior in high school. Therefore, he had to take over the responsibilities of the family farm at a young age. He also worked for Powell Construction and the Scranton Equity feed plant.
Kenny married Lylene Muggli in July of 1976. He was diagnosed with colon cancer in September of 2008. Kenny was determined to fight this disease no matter what the suffering. His famous saying was, “You never say whoa in a horse race.” He enjoyed his cattle, horses and farming, but most of all, he loved people. He would always greet you with, “How you doin buddy?” Kenny was a big man most of his life, but the biggest part of him was his heart. If you needed a place to stay, you could always stay with Kenny, and if you needed work, he had a job for you. When people needed help he would always be there for them. He was a generous man and would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. He was a good cook, and always cooked holiday meals for the bachelors in town.
When Kenny worked he worked hard, and when he played, he played hard.
Kenny is survived by Lylene and her children, Curt Muggli, Mark Muggli, Noel Cockett, Mary Weimer, Erin Vangulik and Michaelyn Muggli; his sister and brother-in-law, Rita and Monte Freitag; nieces, Sherri (James) Eriksrud, Shelly (Wade) Iszler, Shonda (Wade) Scwartz and Nephew Shane (Heather) Freitag; his aunt and uncle Eileen and Tom Powell; his great nieces and nephews; his cousins and a multitude of friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Loyd and Eleanor (Hansen) Morland.
Krebsbach/Kulseth Funeral Service was in charge of the arrangements.