November 23, 2024 - October 4, 2009
George MacAdam Moritz, age 84, of Mattoon, IL, formerly of Effingham, IL, at passed away at 5:57 a.m., Sunday, October 4, 2009 at the Odd-Fellow Rebekah Home in Mattoon, IL. A graveside service in his honor will begin at 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 16, 2009 at Dodge Grove Cemetery in Mattoon, IL, with Reverend Robert Clark officiating. There will be no visitation. Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Mr. Moritz was born November 23, 1924 in Effingham, IL, the son of Charles J. and Ada (MacAdam)Moritz. He married Barbara (Sizemore) Moritz in Champaign, IL on December 28, 1947. She passed away March 8, 2009. Survivors include their children: Susan A. Moritz of Indianapolis, IN; Sandra Creek and husband Donald of Bloomington, IN; Charles James Moritz and wife Janice of Mattoon, IL; and Carol Jean Buffington and husband George of Bozeman, Montana; one sister, Ruth M. Best of Sullivan, IL; and a sister in law, Lynda Moritz of Cape Coral, FL. He leaves six grandchildren: Cara Kelly and husband Loren of Coon Rapids, MN; Clay Dean and wife Laura of New Haven, CT; Jayme Burns and husband Kevin of Corpus Christi, TX; Andy Creek and wife Emily of Marietta, GA; Megan Leeman and husband Rollie of Chandler, AZ; and Don Creek, Jr. and wife Rebecca of Edgewood, MD; and great-grandchildren: Beatriz Kelly, Grace Kelly, Sydney Burns, Clay Dean, Jr., Webb Dean, Lydia Leeman, Daniel Creek, Lauren Creek, Amber Burns, Tyler Burns, and Sarah Thornton. In addition to his wife, Mr. Moritz was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Charles Richard Moritz and Donald L. Moritz; and a sister, Ada (Dee) Sargent. Mr. Moritz graduated from Effingham High School in 1942. He then attended the New Mexico Military Institute from 1942 to 1943. He served our country during World War II with the United States Air Force from 1943 to 1946. He received his Bachelors from Eastern Illinois University in 1949 and his Masters from the University of Wisconsin in 1950. He served as the High School Director of Art Education in Harvard, IL from 1950 - 1951 and then Mattoon, IL from 1951 to 1955. In 1960, George became a Life Insurance Underwriter for Mutual of New York from which he retired in 2001. Mr. Moritz was a member of the United Methodist Church of Mattoon. He served as Director of the Central National Bank for 30 years, was a life member of the Million Dollar Roundtable, a 32nd Degree Mason and Shriner of 200 AF & AM, former president of the Mattoon Golf and Country Club, Mattoon Estates, and the EILU. He was a former member of the Toastmasters, BL. Lodge of Mattoon, and Rotary International. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, www.diabetes.org, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312 or the organization of the donor''s choice. Please visit www.mitchell-jerdan.com to light a virtual candle in his honor or share a memory with his family.
George MacAdam Moritz, age 84, of Mattoon, IL, formerly of Effingham, IL, at passed away at 5:57 a.m., Sunday, October 4, 2009 at the Odd-Fellow Rebekah Home in Mattoon, IL. A graveside service in his honor will begin at 11:00 a.m., Friday,... View Obituary & Service Information
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