Sunday, September 18, 2011

John F. Moravec

John F. Moravec, age 90, passed away Sunday, September 18, 2011, at his residence. John was born in Bagley, MN, on July 9, 1921, son of the late John and Esther (Nee: Dolan) Moravec.

During World War II John proudly served in the United States Army in the Battle of the Bulge and was a Purple Heart recipient. On November 10, 1951, at St. Casimir Catholic Church, Kenosha, he was united in marriage to Anne Wanenko, who preceded him in death, January 29, 2008. John was employed by Racine Aluminum Brass and was last working at Vulcan Materials. He was a longtime member and  usher at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, member of the Holy Name Society, and member of Knights of Columbus-4th Degree. He enjoyed volunteering at St. Vincent De Paul Food Pantry and the Share Food Program. John’s passion was flower and vegetable gardening, reading and Christmas with family. He will be remembered as an honest, hardworking man, dedicated to his family, especially his grandsons. He will be deeply missed.

Survivors include his sons, Jeff Moravec of Kenosha and Greg Moravec (fiancée, Joanie Schultz) of Racine; good friend, Mary Lashley; his grandsons, Greg Jr., Jacob (fiancée, Lindsay Eaum), and Benjamin; brothers, Raymond (Luella) Moravec of Wabeno, Donald (Betty) Moravec of Shiocton; sisters, Alice Rossey, Rose Obright, both of Appleton; sister-in-law, Marge Ledanski of Kenosha; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his sister, Agnes Poad.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, September 23, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2201 Northwestern Ave., with Rev. Ronald O. Crewe officiating. Entombment with full military honors will follow at Holy Cross Garden Mausoleum, Hwy 32. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Friday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until 10:15 a.m. Memorials to the Alzheimer’s Foundation have been suggested.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the caregivers at the Veteran’s Home Fairchild Hall for their loving and compassionate care.

803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888

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