Maurice J. Mayer, 92 of Prairie du Chien, WI went to be with our Lord on December 21, 2020 at Prairie Maison in Prairie du Chien. He was born December 16, 1928, the son of Anton and Pearl (DuCharme) Mayer at the McGregor Hotel in McGregor, IA. The family moved many times before settling in the Prairie du Chien area. He served in the army post WWII in the US occupation of Germany. He returned to the states working for a short time in Washington DC for the FBI. He later settled in Prairie du Chien to help take of his parents. He worked as a store manager for Frank’s Rexall Drug for a large part of his life and retired from the post office.
Maurice enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, and golfing. He loved to read, especially history and westerns. He was a member of the Knights of the Columbus where he served as Grand Knight. He belonged to the Holy Family Parish. He was a “vocal” member of the parish choir for many years. As an outreach of his faith, he loved to lead the rosary and encourage others to pray. Maurice also charmed those around him. He once made a bus trip to Green Bay for a Packer game and delighted the tour with his story of sneaking into Old City Stadium to watch the Packers play when he lived in Green Bay.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years Betty; 4 sons Mark (Margie) of Jonesborough, TN, Duane (Bernadette) of Madison, AL, Steven of La Crosse, WI, Aaron (Ellen) of Plymouth, MN; his siblings Bernard (Rosanna) Mayer of Prairie du Chien, WI and Judy (Tom) Krug of Racine, WI; his 5 wonderful grandchildren Jennifer (Scott) Titkemeier of Tampa, FL, Michael (Colleen) Mayer of Austin, TX, Andrew Mayer of Jonesborough, TN, Elizabeth (David) McIntyre of Birmingham, AL, and Catherine Mayer of Montgomery, AL; and 4 great-grandchildren Philomena, Josef, Sara Beth, and Emily Elizabeth. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his siblings John, Rev. Lawrence, Francis, and Mildred.
A Memorial Mass of Resurrection will be Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at St. John's Church of the Holy Family Parish, Msgr. Charles Stoetzel officiating with burial in the Calvary Cemetery, both in Prairie du Chien. Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of services.
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