Born: August 04, 1918
Died: March 25, 2012
Edward A. “Happy” Mauritz, age 93 of Tigerton, passed away on Sunday, March 25, 2012. He was born in Splitrock on August 4, 1918, son of the late Ferdinane and Sylvia (Jones) Mauritz. At the age of 16, he joined the C.C.C. Camp and from there he joined the Army and fought in WWII, serving in Australia and New Guinea. On June 12, 1948, Edward was united in marriage to Rose Marie Krolow in Marion. Edward work for Allen Bradley for 30 years. He enjoyed traveling, fishing and gardening. Edward is survived by his wife of 63 years; Rose Marie, Tigerton, four daughters; Donna (Gary) Hollingsworth, Burnsville, NC, Vonnie (John) Zychowicz, Tigerton, Sylvia (Richard) Downs, Henderson, KY and Veronica (James) Etter, Horicon, two sons; Carl and Randall, both of Wittenberg. He is further survived by eight grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren with one on the way and numerous nieces and nephews. Edward was preceded in death by three brothers; Leonard, Ray and George, a sister; Marie Lenhardt.
The funeral service for Edward will be held at 11:00 on Thursday, March 29, 2012 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints, Gresham. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 on Wednesday at Beil-Didier Funeral Home, Tigerton. Visitation will continue from 9:30 until the hour of service at the church on Thursday.
The family would like to thank the Homme Home and AseraCare Hospice for the care they provided their father. They would especially like to thank Peggy and Brenda.