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Robert J Morken

December 20, 1927 ~ August 25, 2020 (age 92)


Robert J Morken, 92, of Fort Wayne died August 25, 2020 at home, surrounded by his loving family. Robert was born December 20, 1927 in Fort Wayne and was the son of the late Edward and Alberta Morken. He attended St Jude Catholic School where he became an accomplished violinist by 8th grade. Robert graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1945 and served our country in the U S Army Air Corps in the Philippines. He ran a successful dry cleaning business named Style Cleaners and later became the co-owner of Morken & Morken Reality for many years. He was a member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend to all. Robert is survived by his loving wife of 69 years Phyllis; daughters, Linda (Ralph) Froelich,  Mary Ann (Scott) Waikel, Rosemary (Doug) Beadie, Sarah Markley, Julianne (Bernie) McCormick, Anna (Dan) Mullin and Lisa (Gregg) Grahovac; sons, Joe Morken, Christopher (Jeni) Morken,  James  Morken, and Michael Morken; 30 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren; sister, Mary Jane (Don) Dimberio; brother Howard Morken.  Robert was preceded in death by his brothers, John Morken and Richard Morken; sisters, Alice Hatfield Rundle and Shirley Fatum. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am, Friday, August 28, 2020 at Queen of Angels Catholic Church, 1500 W. State St,  with calling and the rosary recited at 10:00 am. Burial will be in Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice Constant Care or Women's Care Center. The family wishes to thank our nurse Sarah and our Constant Care Team of Heartland Hospice for their compassion and care. To sign the online guest book, go to

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Mass of Christian Burial
August 28, 2020

10:30 AM

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Calling and Rosary to begin at 10 am
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