Dean Alan Morss Lt Col USAF (Ret)

Dean Alan Morss Lt Col USAF (Ret)

March 13, 1940 – December 19, 2018

Age 78

Dean was born in Brainerd, Minnesota. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1976, and retired from the Air Force after 21 years of service. He then taught at Creighton University in the atmospheric science department, and eventually retired from Global Weather.  He enjoyed roller skating and collecting air guns.

Preceded in death by parents Clyde and Molly Morss, two bothers and five sisters.

Survived by wife of 53 years, Judy; daughter Kristin Jones (Ben); grandsons Charlton and Lucas Jones; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Private graveside services will be held at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery, MN, with military honors by the USAF Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the USO or


  • kathleen crawford-rose Posted December 23, 2018 11:37 am

    I was so sorry to hear of Dean’s death, Judy. He will be greatly missed.

  • Paul Demmert Posted December 23, 2018 4:37 pm

    We were saddened to read about Dean’s death. Leslie and I have very fond memories of our time together at the University of Michigan, especially sitting in the football stadium and yelling our heads off cheering for the Michigan hockey team. Dean was the highest regarded PhD candidate in the Atmospheric Sciences Department. He did the Air Force proud. We also remember celebrating Three Kings Day with Dean and Judy. Before we left Bellevue in 2007, Dean and I were on the AFGWC Shotgun Team, competing in base intramurals. Well, actually Dean competed but my shotgun abilities were at best, limited. Our heartfelt condolences to Judy, Kristin, and the rest of the family. On Active Duty Dean was a champion of the SESS Community in Air Weather Service. He was well liked at Creighton University. Dean was one of the good guys. Our world is in many ways poorer because Dean is gone from it.

  • Susan M. Walden Posted December 23, 2018 7:07 pm

    To the family and friends of Dean Morss: This world lost a true hero on December 19.. Not many would qualify. Dean was all of those things as listed. Dean was so much more to us in our most desperate hour of need. We are saddened and extend our heartfelt condolences to you all. Dean will be greatly missed by all of us who had the privilege to know him. We will never forget the kindness received by Dean and his wife, Judy.

  • Bob Lilianstrom Posted December 24, 2018 8:55 am

    Condolences to Judy and the family. I had the fortune to serve with Lt Col Morss on Guam and Offutt AFB.

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