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Troy Karl Morgan

April 18, 1963 ~ December 22, 2020 (age 57)

Obituary

Troy Morgan, age 57, of Hayward, WI passed away on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at Essentia-St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth, MN.

Troy Karl Morgan was born April 18, 1963 in Hayward, WI the son of Howard and Carol (Laska) Morgan.  He was raised in Hayward, WI and in his youth he was active with the 4H program and served as Chairman for the state.  He also was instrumental in restarting the log rolling program in the lumberjack bowl and served as an instructor for several years.  He was also a member of the high school band which began his interest and passion for drum and bugle corps.  Troy graduated in 1981 and attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison for a year and then joined the Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps.  He moved to Chicago, IL where he became a choreographer and instructor for the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps.  Troy moved to Houston, TX where he went to work for Continental Airlines where he worked in their Customer Service section.  He became a supervisor for the airline and transitioned with the company to United Airlines.  While working for the airlines he was able to travel extensively which was a favorite pastime of his.  After twenty-three years of working with the airlines he moved back to Hayward, WI where he was active on numerous boards including the Hayward Veterans Center, First Lutheran Church, Sawyer County Board and the Board for Economic Development and UW-Extension Committee.  He also worked as an instructor at WITC and was a member of the First Lutheran Church.  Troy was a great organizer and often used this gift to help his community and friends.

Troy is survived by his father, Howard Morgan of Hayward; mother, Carol Knudson of Hayward; three siblings, Brett (Cherie) Morgan, Scott Morgan, Kelly (Brett) Poppe, all of Hayward; and three nephews, Jackson Morgan, Tanner and Trevor Poppe.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

A celebration of Troy’s life will be held at a later date to be announced. 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Hayward Music Boosters, 10320 Greenwood Lane, Hayward, WI 54843.  https://paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=5LGW8Z743NJVQ 

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