Monday, August 31, 2015

Raymond Morstadt

Raymond Charles Morstadt


Born:
March 10, 1913
Waukegan, IL

Died:
July 5, 1965
Waukegan, IL

Career
1933-34 Marquette University (College)
1934-35 Marquette University (College)
1935-36 Marquette University (College)
1935-36 Akron Goodyear (AAU)
1936-37 Akron Goodyear Wingfoots (MBC)
1937-38 Akron Goodyear Wingfoots (NBL)
1938-39 Akron Goodyear Wingfoots (NBL)
1939-40 Akron Goodyear Wingfoots (NBL)


Raymond C. Morstadt, born in Waukegan, Illinois, to William and Carrie (Rehm). He moved to Akron after college to play basketball, where he met and married Gladys Perry (1916-1992). They had three children; William, Lynda Collins (1946-2008) and Gail Driscoll.
Later in life, operated a boathouse in Waukegan, Illinois. He died at Victory Memorial Hospital in Waukegan on July 5, 1965, of an infected gallbladder.

Sources:
Oshkosh Daily Northwestern, July 8, 1965
Gladys' obituary
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1992-09-03/news/9203200374_1_zion-north-chicago-waukegan
His daughter Lynda's obituary
http://obits.reviewjournal.com/obituaries/lvrj/obituary.aspx?n=Lynda-Collins&pid=142269830


Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/nbl/players/m/morstra01n.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=morstra01

3 comments:

  1. Always took the boat from the boat house to the breakwater for perch fishing. Ray could find the breakwater even in dense fog.
    What great memories of Ray and I think he had a brother,Bob

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  2. Always took the boat from the boat house to the breakwater for perch fishing. Ray could find the breakwater even in dense fog.
    What great memories of Ray and I think he had a brother,Bob

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