Dakota Ray Morrison, 26, of Chester, IL; born on December 14, 1995 in Red Bud, IL the son of Eugene Ray Morrison, Jr. and Helena (Gillison) Knope; passed away on Friday, April 22, 2022 in Steeleville, IL.
Dakota served in the United States Marine Corps as a M.P. He was honorably discharged in 2019 after serving five years of active duty. Dakota enjoyed riding motorcycles and spending time with his dog, Charlie. His tattoos had a lot of meaning to him.
He was preceded in death by his grandpa – Eugene Morrison, Sr. and aunt – Mary Johnson.
Dakota is survived by his parents; sisters – Dusty Wilson of Sparta, IL and Danielle Mecke of FL; niece – Katana Miller; nephew – Rayden Wilson; other relatives and friends.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.heilschuessler.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family.
The visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Funeral services will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 with Pastor Paul Hahn officiating. Interment will take place at Caledonia Cemetery in Sparta, IL.
Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL is in charge of arrangements.
To the Family and Friends of SGT. Morrison,
Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your son and friend.
May God grant you peace and comfort during this most difficult time.
May your memories of Dakota bring you a smile and joy to your heart.
SGT. Morrison’s service to our Nation will not be forgotten.
What a truly kind colleague he was. I enjoyed always seeing him & Diane together in the Maximum hallways & Unit Charlie @ work. I did not know them two outside of work.
They were definitely a Dynamic duo.
I loved seeing his black & white checkered shoes.
Them 2 will be missed forever ! RIP young man
Our deepest Condolences goes out to Dakota & Diane’s entire family. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.
I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to the entire family.
I am Alec Ninker’s grandmother and remember how much fun I had taking Dakota and Alec for dinner at a Mexican restaurant in Sparta one late afternoon. Dakota had walked the golf course with me while Alec was playing on the Sparta HS Golf
Team. We had lots of laughs and Dakota was a great friend to Alec. . .together again.🙏
So, sorry for your loss. Please except my deepest sympathy. Prayers for you all.
I did not know Dakota but I share in the loss of him. Your loving tribute shows an incredible human being who made such a difference in so many lives. I know Dakota left you with many wonderful memories to make you smile. The family and friends of Dakota are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless.
“Tenderly, may time heal your sorrow. Gently, may friends ease your pain. Softly, may peace replace your heartaches. And may the warmest memories remain.”
I did not know him! A beautiful tribute, sounds like he was a beautiful person inside and out. Dakota will be greatly missed. Gone way too soon. I knew the parents of Diane Gonzales, who she will also be missed. May God be with you all in your time of need. Prayers to all of you. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻