Warren Edward Moritz

Warren Edward Moritz

January 01, 1922 - November 23, 2007

Warren Edward Moritz

January 01, 1922 - November 23, 2007


Warren E. Moritz

Born January 1, 1922

I was born on our farm located about 7 miles north of Junction City, Kansas. My parents were Albert Moritz and Agnes Oliver Moritz and I had 5 sisters and two brothers. Mother and Dad gave us lots of love, gentleness and guidance. I remember the fried chicken, watermelon and mother’s cinnamon rolls. Dad took me fishing and hunting-there are many fond memories of both mother and dad.

I went to Pleasant View School to the 7th grade and then to St. Xavier in Junction City for the 8th grade and my Freshman year of High School. I graduated from Junction City High School in May, 1940.

In about 1938 I caught a ride to Seattle and stayed with Aunt Nell and Uncle Dick and cousins Bud and Dorothy for a couple of months. One summer Ted Burnett and I drove to Denver in his Chevy Coupe. We stayed with his sister and also visited cousin Hazel. We climbed Pikes Peak on the cog rail. In the fall of 1940 I worked at Fort Riley in the build up of the fort for the war. I saved enough money to buy a 30 Chevy 2-door and in the spring of 1941 Marcus Stice and I drove to California. I worked for Douglas Aircraft until September of 1942 when I joined the Navy. I was discharged from the Navy in January of 1946.

I was married in March 1943 to Marjorie Benton. We had four children: Michele, Keith, John and Jeanine. They all live and work in Southern California. I have 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. I worked in the construction trade from 1946 until 1984 when I retired.

I met Terry Kater Benny in 1969 and we have been married since 1982. Terry has 3 children, Mary, Linda and Louis, 13 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. I have spent my time since retirement doing many improvements to our home and yard work and gardening. I started playing golf in 1992. I wish I had started earlier in life as it is much fun. I’ve had a lot of good times and some bad in life but all in all it’s been great. Time passes so fast-it seems only yesterday that Momma was rocking us to sleep, Dad was listening on the crystal set and lots of homework being done around the oak table with a kerosene lamp.

Warren’s Children:
Michele Green
Keith Moritz
John Moritz
Jeanine Schimmel

Warren’s Grandchildren:
Kristie Harnisch    
Scott Johnson
Doug Brown
Kevin Moritz
Nicole Browning
Marissa Moritz
Sydney Moritz
Brittney Moritz
Matthew Rosenberg
Shaina Rosenberg

Warren’s Brothers:
Ray Moritz
Robert Moritz

Warren’s Sisters:
Pearl Munyer
RoseAnn Fisher
Helen Lester

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22 responses to Warren Edward Moritz


  2. Grandpa you will be truly missed by me and my family. I have many great memories of poker nights with you and the family, that I will cherish always. I promise to keep your memory alive by telling my children the wonderful stories of you and your life. You have been a great father and grandfather to us all. I will always love you and will carry your memory with me forever.

  3. Dear Aunt Terry, Michele, Keith, John, Jeanine & families,

    I am so grateful for the memories that I have of Uncle Warren. I will always treasure the stories that he shared with me about growing up on the farm. He will be truly missed, and our prayers are with you all.

    May God Bless and Keep you all,

    Jenifer Lathrum, Eric, Stephanie, Brian & Jacob

  4. To my dear Aunt Terry and all my cousins, I am so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you and give you strength. You are all in my prayers. Love, Michele Straub

  5. It saddens us to say goodbye to a very dear friend. We will miss him very much.
    Our sincerest condolences to Terry and all of his family.

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