Jerry L. Moorbeck, 81
Jerry L. Moorbeck passed away on Jan. 15, 2013, at the age of 81.
He was the beloved husband of Gigi (nee Gill) for 55 years; devoted father of Jeff (Jennifer O'Leary), Jill (friend Mike Spadaro), the late Cinthia; generous and kind grandpa of Lisa (Clay) Hall, Emil and Guenther Moorbeck, Andrea and Alicia Schanen, DeeAnna (Mick) Banks and Nick Schanen; great-grandfather of seven; brother of Patricia Fuller and the late Kay Bowles. Jerry is also loved by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He graduated from North Division High School and Marquette University. He then served in the U.S. Army for two years. He began work at Northwestern Mutual in 1959 and retired in 1992 as assistant director of underwriting standards. While at Northwestern, he participated in their Toastmaster Club and edited the clubís newsletter. He served as company chairman for the United Way 1974 and was active in the United Way speakerís bureau for many years.
He was a member of Lumen Christi Catholic Church for more than 35 years. As a member of the church, he also served on the Catholic Stewardship Appeal. He was a member and prayer meeting leader for the St. James Prayer Group (later Lumen Christi Prayer Group) for 30 years. For more than 20 years, he helped arrange missionary appeals by the Missionary Fraternity of Mary throughout the United States.
Jerry was a third-degree member of the Knights of Columbus where he served as bulletin editor for many years and was Grand Knight and other offices. He was treasurer for the parish fun fair for a number of years. He was a member of North Shore Menís Bible Study.
Jerry enjoyed sheepshead, bowling, golf and once got a hole-in-one.
Visitation will be at at Lumen Christi Catholic Church, 11130 N. St. James Lane, (Mequon and Range Line roads) Mequon, on Sunday, Jan. 20, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will celebrated at 3 p.m. A private committal will be held at Calvary Cemetery, Milwaukee.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to Missionary Fraternity of Mary.
"You will always be a part of our lives."
Krause Funeral Home in Milwaukee is assisting the family.