91 Year Old with Cancer Finds Inspiration to Live On


How many hats are we talking?

“I quit counting,” said Morrie, who now resides at Cambridge Manor in Grandville, Michigan. “When I quit counting, it was over 8,000.”

As the former owner of Bergsma’s Bakery, Morrie knows all about creating something from nothing for the purpose of making someone else happy. It’s kind of how he lived his life.


“When I was a kid, if my mother told me to go get a loaf of bread from the bakery before school, I’d sneak in the back and pick up and wash dishes,” Morrie recalled. “Then I started making things. I bought the business after I got out of the service.”

He created breads, pies, cookies and shortbreads, all from scratch.

Kind of like his hats.



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Cheryl Welch

Thank you for sharing this Spectrum Health Beat story with the world. We love Morrie! Cheers, Cheryl Welch, editor of Health Beat