Catherine Morlock


Catherine Ann Morlock, 81, Bismarck, passed away on Oct. 31, 2023 in a Bismarck Care Center.  Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 2:00 pm at Bismarck Funeral Home. Burial will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery.


Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.


Catherine (Kay) was born December 30, 1941 in Carrington, ND and passed away on October 31st at St. Gabriel’s Nursing Home in Bismarck ND.


It was at the Rainbow Gardens dance hall in Carrington where Kay met the love of her life, Gary. Gary and Kay married in 1962, and together raised their two boys, Wayne and Wade. In 1968, Gary and Kay moved to Sidney, Montana. There they owned and operated Gary Morlock Construction, Inc. In 1995, work brought Gary and Kay to Bismarck where they made their home until her death.


Kay grew up with a love for horses and adored her horse, Baldy. She was a meticulous housekeeper. She spent lots of time in the garden and enjoyed canning the fruits of her labor. Kay was also a wonderful baker, most known for her brownies, peanut cake, and marshmallow cookies. She was known as the “tootsie roll grandma” as she always had her candy jar full of tootsie rolls ready for the grandkids.


Kay is survived by her two sons, Wayne (Shawn) Morlock, Bismarck, and Wade (Tina) Morlock, Peoria, AZ; grandchildren, Cassandra (Kevin) Keller, Bismarck; Abbie (Austin) Steiner, Lincoln, NE; and Delanie Morlock, Glendale, AZ; great grandchildren, Claire Keller and James Keller, Bismarck; brother Bob (Pat), Carrington ND; and sister, Jeanette, Virginia Beach, VA.


She was preceded in death by her husband, Gary; parents, Dan and Laura; her brothers, Danny and Kenny; and sister, Yvonne.++


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She was such a neat lady, loved talking to her.

Kay was always fun to talk to. She would talk about the things Gary was doing and gardening. Things the boys and their families were doing. She really seemed to enjoy it when they went to Arizona in the winter. I would tell her to take me with and she would just laugh. Such a nice lady. She will be missed.

Wayne & Wade, I’m so so sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing so soon. I will cherish all the visits & memories we had together as I was growing up….her red lipstick smiles were the best, her laughs, & kindness. May her & Gary be at peace together in Eternity.
My deepest sympathies to you both & your families.-Kim