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Joseph J. Moss

February 16, 1933 November 11, 2020
Joseph J. Moss
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Joseph J. Moss died on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 87 years at OSF Saint Francis Hospital. 

Joe was born February 16, 1933 in Royal Oak, Michigan to James Arthur Moss and Catherine Blair. He had older brothers of James and Patrick.  Joseph became part of the Weitzel family with siblings of Raymond, Murthy, Mary Ellen, Margaret and Patrick.  

Joseph was a graduate from St. Patrick’s Grade School and Manual Training High School both located in Peoria.  Joe served as an US Air Force Sergeant during the Korean War and earned the Blue Nose Certificate for being stationed above the Arctic Circle.  Joseph worked at Caterpillar for 30 years as a Machinist. 

He married Theresa Agnes Will at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Peoria, IL on October 27, 1956.  They met in grade school where Joseph, serving as a crossing guard, was punched by Theresa, earning her a trip to the Principal.  Joseph and Theresa enjoyed 49 years of marriage living in Peoria and Bartonville, IL.  Theresa preceded him in death in 2005. 

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his son, Mark Moss, his siblings Patrick Moss, James Moss, Raymond Weitzel and Margaret Weitzel.  Joseph is survived by his children and their spouses; Kevin of Peoria, Jim (Jackie) of Pekin, Dan (Kris) of Overland Park, KS, Tom (Patricia) of Peoria, Kathleen of Brevard, NC, and Michael of Peoria.  Joseph was blessed with seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Besides being a great dad, he was a STL Cardinal fan, gardener, and resourceful with home plumbing, electrical, carpentry, and vehicle maintenance.   Joseph enjoyed his friends, family, Irish music and Johnny Cash. 

The family will celebrate a Funeral Mass on Friday, November 20, 2020 at 1:00pm with visitation beginning at noon at St. Vincent de Paul in Peoria and burial at St. Joseph Cemetery immediately after the service. Fr. Thomas Taylor will officiate.  Covid guidelines will be followed during services.

Memorials requested to Sisters of St. Francis of the Immaculate Conception Convent in West Peoria, IL.

May leave online condolences by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com

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Visitation

Friday

20

Nov

12:00 PM 11/20/2020 12:00:00 PM - 1:00 PM 11/20/2020 1:00:00 PM
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

6001 N University St
Peoria, IL 61614

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
6001 N University St Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Friday

20

Nov

1:00 PM 11/20/2020 1:00:00 PM
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

6001 N University St
Peoria, IL 61614

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
6001 N University St Peoria 61614 IL
United States
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