Obituary for Morgan Gorst

Morgan Gorst, age 13, of Spencer, passed away surrounded by his family on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 pm, Sunday, March 15th, 2020 at the Spencer High School, in Spencer, WI. A visitation will be held prior to the memorial service from 1:00 pm until the time of the service. Burial will take place at a later date. Life Tributes Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Morgan was born March 13th, 2006 in Marshfield to Becky (Poeschel) and James Gorst. Morgan was an eighth-grade student at Spencer Middle School. Morgan was an avid Athlete who had a passion for sports. He loved playing football, baseball and basketball. He also had a great passion for the outdoors. He loved to go fishing and hunting. He was a fan of the Tennessee Titans, Milwaukee Brewers and Milwaukee Bucks. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, playing video games and volunteering within the Spencer community. Although Morgan’s time here on earth was far too short, the impact he made on others will last forever. He always knew how to light up an entire room with his contagious smile. He was a gentle and kindhearted soul who loved and was loved by so many.

Morgan is survived by his parents, James and Becky Gorst and his siblings Treven (Tessa) Gorst, William Gorst and Arianna Gorst. He is also survived by his nephew Hudson, maternal grandparents Lee and Mary Smith, paternal grandparents Doug and BettyAnn Gorst, Great Grandmother Doris Gorst, Uncle Josh Gorst who was his favorite hunting guide, Aunt Jackie Gorst, cousins and friends who were like family.

Morgan was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal great grandparents, “Uncle Bobby” Tritz and Kathy Hanson.

The support that Morgan and his family received from the Spencer Community and surrounding communities never went unnoticed. It was amazing to see how many people were touched by Morgan’s story. We would like to thank Dr. Stadler, Dr. Puchelti at UW Children’s and especially our Team in Marshfield that loved and supported our boy. We could not have made in through the last 18 months of treatment without Brenda Gerigan, Dr. Michael McManus and Kelsey.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Morgan’s Mission to be used for legacy projects in memory of Morgan. Checks can be made out to MorganStrong and mailed or dropped off at Citizen’s State Bank of Loyal, 302 S Pacific St, Spencer, WI 54479.

To honor Morgan, please wear your MorganStrong apparel or Spencer Rockets apparel.

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Gathering of Family & Friends

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sunday, March 15, 2020
Spencer High School
300 N School Street
Spencer, Wisconsin


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