Howard Delane Mauritz, Janesville, WI (1933-2013)
June 12, 1933 - November 21, 2013
Howard Delane Mauritz, age 80, of Janesville, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at St. Mary’s Janesville Hospital. He was born in Tigerton, WI, on June 12, 1933, the son of Ferdinand and Sylvia (Jones) Mauritz. He took up the machinist trade at Boys Tech, in Milwaukee, and enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1953, serving two years at Fort Hood, TX. Howard married Delores Pellman on June 24, 1953, in Dubuque, IA. He was employed by General Motors for 31 years, retiring in 1986. He was proud of his accomplishments of building two homes for his family in Janesville. Over the years, he was always happy to help everyone with building and remodeling. Howard enjoyed gardening, polka music, dancing, traveling, fishing, camping, and spending time with family. He was a long time member of St. William Catholic Church. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.
Howard is survived by his wife of 60 years, Delores June Pellman Mauritz; three children: Joyce (Mark) Stricklin, Chris (Randy) Vine and Steven (Trisha) Mauritz, all of Janesville; seven grandchildren: Amber (Andy) Glass, Adam (Allie) Vine, Katelyn Vine, all of Janesville, Jasmine Mauritz of Carbondale, CO, Seth and Payton Stricklin and Olivia Mauritz, all of Janesville; one great-granddaughter, Kenlee Vine; and Baby Glass on the way; and two brothers, Richard (Erma) Mauritz of Milwaukee, and Harold Mauritz of Tigerton. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers: George, Leonard, Ray and Edward Mauritz; and a sister, Marie Leonardt.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12 Noon on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at ST. WILLIAM CATHOLIC CHURCH with Rev. John Auby officiating. A visitation will be held on Monday from 10 until 12 Noon at the CHURCH. Entombment will be in Mt. Olivet Mausoleum. SCHNEIDER APFEL SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY is assisting the family. For on-line condolences and registry: www.schneiderfuneraldirectors.com
Thank you to the nurses and staff of St. Mary’s Janesville Hospital and Agrace HospiceCare, Inc., especially his 4th floor nurses, Kari, Kristi and Stacie.