Morgan Alexander Yesnes
Yesnes, Morgan Alexander March 22, 1996 April 22, 2020 Morgan was the most amazing and brave young man. He faced imminent death multiple times and met it head on with a clarity about what was most important; his family, friends and having fun. His whole being exuded love to everyone he ever met and everyone returned it in kind. He was sweet, funny, smart, extroverted and loved to talk. There isn't a person, doctor or medical professional that didn't fall in love with him when they met him and were amazed by his will to live life to its fullest. He loved all sports, but especially baseball. He had a knack for statistics and could recite who was traded to what team and when and where they went to school. Morgan avidly watched the Twins, Vikings, Gopher sports and college basketball. (He was crushed when Covid-19 cancelled March Madness). He was a voracious reader and discovered a love of history as he was graduating from Edina High School and entering Augsburg University. While he loved every history class he ever took, he was enamored with World War II. He was moved by the enormity of the losses when he visited Normandy, the D-Day beaches and Pearl Harbor. While his heart disease gradually stole away his physical ability to experience life, he never looked at the world as a glass that is half empty. He only looked for the opportunities to have fun, to help others and to give and get love. In order to give back for all the support he received, he volunteered at Ronald McDonald House and Children's Hospital in Minneapolis. His final act of love was donating to Life Source so other people would have the opportunity for a new life. Our world now is very empty without him and all the joy he brought us. Morgan is survived by his parents, Lori Larson and David Yesnes; sister, Sydney Yesnes; aunts and uncles, Shelly and Adolf Dockham, Karyn Olson and Terry Johnston, Gary Larson; and many cousins. Morgan was preceded in death by grandparents, Barbara and Erwin Yesnes, Mayme and Walter Larson; uncle, Greg Larson and aunt, Linda Riddle. The family wants to thank the many medical professionals that gave Morgan the opportunity for an amazing 24 years and his family the chance to love him. Dr. Alison Cabalka, Dr. Yoav Messinger, Dr. Daniel Weisdorf, Dr. Michael Samara and Leslie Macho. Their constant belief in Morgan's ability to overcome every obstacle, gave us all the courage to persevere. Private family services will be held. A Zoom Shiva will be held Saturday, April 25 at 7:00 pm and Sunday, April 26 at 7:00 pm. A memorial service to honor Morgan's life will be held later this year. You can help us continue Morgan's legacy by donating to Ronald McDonald House. Hodroff-Epstein 612-871-1234 hodroffepstein.com
Published on April 24, 2020
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