Maurice J. “Moe” Feltz, 89

Maurice J. “Moe” Feltz, 89, of Harbor Point in Celina, died at 3:03 a.m. Saturday, June 21, 2014, at Celina Manor Nursing Home in Celina.

He was born on Dec. 17, 1924, in Casella, to Albert “Blackie” and Catherine (Frong) Feltz, who are deceased.

In Oct. 1977, he married Sally Steen-Adams, who survives.

He is also survived by a daughter, Paula (Doug) Elkins  of Dayton; two stepdaughters, Karen (Jim) Perts  of Celina and Cindy (Patrick) Staudenheimer  of Louisville, Ky.; two grandsons, Nicholas Elkins and Benjamin Feltz; two stepgranddaughters, Nicole Staudenheimer and Sarah Staudenheimer, a sister, Dorothy Feltz  of Buffalo, N.Y.; two sisters-in-law, Julia Feltz of Maria Stein and Phyllis Blew  of Celina; two stepgrandsons, Dallas Perts (Deb) of Minster and Justin Perts of Erie, Pa.; and numerous nieces and nephews and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Michael and Nicholas Feltz, a brother, Mickey (Julia) Feltz and a sister, Lillian (Henry) Leugers.

Maurice graduated high school in Casella, and attended college in Indiana. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during World War II.

He retired from the state of Ohio, where he worked as an investigator in the fraud unit. He had previously been employed at Huffy Bicycle Mfg. Company and Reynolds and Reynolds (both in Celina) and New Idea in Coldwater.

He served in multiple roles as post commander and commander of the Coldwater American Legion and was a finance officer and a member of the color guard for the St. Marys American Legion Post 323. He was also a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign War Post 9289, St., Marys and was a member of the Celina Moose Lodge 1473 and the St. Marys Eagles Aerie 767.

His favorite pastimes included traveling, boating, gardening and riding his bicycle. Moe enjoyed dancing and thoroughly enjoyed being the life of the party. Maurice also enjoyed the years that he served as chairperson for the Coldwater Community Picnic.

Private family services will be held.

Burial, with full graveside military honors performed by the St. Marys VFW, will take place at the Gethsemane Cemetery in St. Marys.

Memorial contributions may be directed to State of the Heart Hospice program.

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