Morrie Sinclair died peacefully at Kavanagh House in Des Moines on Sunday, July 25, 2021. His children were able to be with him when he passed away.\r\n\r\nMorrie was born to Mildred and Robert Sinclair on September 24, 1949. The family lived in Somerset, Iowa, but he spent his childhood in his beloved Levey, and later moving to Carlisle when Levey was abandoned due to the creation of Red Rock Lake.\r\n\r\nThose that knew "OF" Morrie often saw a grumpy, somewhat crusty guy. Those that got past that and "KNEW" Morrie saw the caring person he really was, with the special place in his heart for children and people in need. Morrie would frequently give to important causes, but never wanted anyone to know.\r\n\r\nHe was a 1968 graduate of Carlisle High School, excelling in football and track. Morrie went on to complete the carpenter apprenticeship program and become a proud lifelong member of Local 106. Morrie spent his entire working career in construction. He started at a very young age with the family business, learning a great deal from his dad and Uncle Ben. Morrie worked the summer after his junior year with Spurgeon Construction to build the portables at Carlisle School that were intended to last 3-5 years but were used for over thirty years. Six days after graduating from high school, he joined the Carpenter's Local 106, and worked the next 40 years in all areas of carpentry. Morrie spent most of his career with Breiholz Construction and Taylor Industries.\r\n\r\nTo put a smile on his face, just bring up his granddaughters or let him talk about them to anyone that would listen. He was so proud of them. He also enjoyed talking about growing up in Levey, Iowa with his many siblings, his one share of ownership in the Green Bay Packers, and his travels to the ownership meeting in Green Bay. Any Packer fan had a special place with Morrie.\r\n\r\nMorrie will be missed by his loving best friend Cody Koch, children Chris (Meredith) of Carlisle and Mary of Urbandale; granddaughters Liberty and Cadence and their mother Tara Sinclair; siblings Chuck Sinclair (Norwalk), Archie Sinclair (Des Moines), Eileen and Francis Miller (Des Moines), Shirley Carr (Des Moines), Gary and Karen Sinclair (Carlisle), Charlene and Tom McCrory (Des Moines), Benny and Marty Sinclair (Des Moines), Tom Sinclair (Des Moines), Mike and Janet Sinclair (Indianola), Melody and Dave Freeman (Carlisle), Wanda and Max Olson (Des Moines), Rodney Sinclair (Bondurant), and over a hundred nieces and nephews.\r\n\r\nMorrie was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Mildred Sinclair; siblings, Robert, Gertrude, Thelma, Mary, Robert (Butch), Jim, Joe, Delores, Jackie, Bernard, and Art; and many aunts, uncles, and in-laws.\r\n\r\n \r\nA special thank you to Cody Koch, who provided great comfort, support, and love for Morrie in his final months. Also, a special thank you to his brother Rodney who was there to take Morrie wherever he needed to go, take care of his scratch ticket needs, and listen to his stories about granddaughters, growing up in Levey, and issues of the day.\r\n\r\n A memorial funeral mass will be held Thursday, July 29, 2021 at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church at 11:00 a.m. There will be a visitation from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Thursday at the church. Burial will be at the Avon Cemetery immediately following services. Friends and family are invited to gather after the burial at Peterson's Funeral Home in Carlisle for dinner and to exchange stories and memories of Morrie's life.\r\n \t\r\nMemorial contributions may be directed to Toys for Tots or Embrace Iowa. Online condolences may be made at www.petersonfunerals.com.