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Vivian Morehouse obituary

Vivian Frances Morehouse, 94 of Wabasha, formerly of Lake City, passed away Sunday morning, March 7, 2021, at St. Elizabeth’s Health Care Center in Wabasha. She was born on May 21, 1926, in Minnesota City to Francis and Emelia Stephans) Prebe. On Oct. 20, 1945 she married Earl Roberts, Sr. They had five children Tana, Earl Jr., Linda, Mary, and Carol. Earl died on March 28, 1968. She then married Albert Morehouse on April 18, 1970.
    Vivian wore many hats in her almost 95 years on earth, She worked in restaurants as both a cook and waitress. She also worked as a nursing assistant for Wabasha/Goodhue County Home Health Care for many years caring for the elderly and handicapped. She always had wanted to be a nurse. However, her best-known job was as a babysitter as she watched loads of children over the years.
    Vivian lived in Lake City for over 60 years and made friends wherever she went. You never knew who was going to stop over for coffee and a fresh baked goodie.
    Vivian is survived by a son, Earl (Linda) Roberts, Jr. of Belvidere, Ill., three daughters, Tana Jane Cox, Mary Elenora Jennings and Linda Kay (Ronald) Sexton, all of Lake City; seven grandchildren Tammy Shell, Larry Howe, Stacey Hayes, Kelly Roberts, Leatha Lamers, Dana Sexton, Suzie Laws; 17 great grandchildren with one on the way; 12 great-great grandchildren with another on the way; sisters Cecelia “Dee” (John) Kautz, Marlene Schuchard, Mary Glander, and Joyce Scholer, all of Lake City, Darlene Domke of Altura, Minn. and a brother Robert (Joanne) Prebe of Helena, Mont.
    She is preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, one daughter, two brothers, three sisters, one grandson, and two great-great grandchildren.

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