Morgan Elizabeth Walsh, 32, of Lostant, passed away June 8, 2023, in OSF Medical Center in Streator from complications of Ebstein’s Anomaly of the tricuspid valve. This condition caused her to have an enlarged heart, however, her personality was even bigger.
Mass of Christian burial will be 1:00 PM Wednesday in St. Patrick’s Church in La Salle with The Very Rev. Thomas Otto officiating. Visitation will be 4 to 7:00 PM Tuesday in the Hurst Funeral Home in La Salle with a rosary to be recited at 6:30 PM. Additional visitation will be in the church on Wednesday from 12:00 PM until time of services.
Morgan was born in Spring Valley on May 19, 1991, to Rick W. and Donna (O’Neill) Coleman. She attended Marquette High School in Ottawa and acquired her Associate’s Degree from IVCC. She married John Walsh III on September 26, 2020. She worked in the shipping department at Clover Technology in Ottawa and previously managed Flutterby Popcorn in Utica.
Morgan enjoyed puzzles, reading, hiking and murder mysteries. She enjoyed music, especially Taylor Swift and Jonas Brothers. She loved spending time with her family and hanging out with her many great friends. She loved her bond and role as a godmother to her nephew Aiden, a role she reprised from her godmother, Nancy Cruise.
She and John enjoyed traveling to zoos to see her favorite’s; tigers, lions, and sharks. They also loved going to train museums and traveling together. Morgan was an adoring mother to her three cats; Pumba, Simba, and Elsa.
Morgan is survived by her husband John Walsh III of Lostant, her mother Donna Coleman of Utica, three sisters; Missy (Jessie) Coleman of Sheridan, Monica (Matt) Feller of Ottawa, and Michelle (Adam) McCray of Tonica, a half-sister Jennifer (Luke) Denny of Springfield, nieces and nephews; Aiden and Jackson McCray, Myles and Maddy Feller, Carmen and Connor Dillman, and Catherine Denny, two great aunts Judy Landers of Utica and Donna Skrede of Chicago, her father-in-law John Walsh Jr. of Joliet, brother-in-law Vance Walsh of Peru, many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her father Rick Coleman, mother-in-law Virginia Pokryfke, and her grandparents.
Memorials may be directed to Touch (An organization for understanding children’s heart condition).