|Birth: ||Mar. 3, 1927|
|Death: ||Jun. 24, 2009|
Maurice J. Scieszinski, 82, of Melrose, passed away June 24, 2009, at Kavanagh House, Des Moines, after a lengthy battle with lung cancer.
Maurice was born March 3, 1927, to William S. and Teresa M. (Fitzgerald) Scieszinski, the youngest of 10 children. He graduated from Melrose High School in 1944 and farmed near Melrose his entire life. On Oct. 2, 1954, he married Margaret Jean McGrath of Chariton. She survives.
In 1983, Maurice was hired by the state of Iowa as a Federal/State Market News Reporter, traveling to sale barns around the state to report livestock auctions. He retired in 1995.
Maurice served the community on the Monroe County Extension Council, USDA/FmHA County Committee and Albia Community School Board. He was one of many who were instrumental in securing rural water for Monroe County through the Rathbun Rural Water Association in the early 1970s. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Melrose, served on the Parish Council and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a 30-year Cyclone FB season ticket holder and enjoyed attending Cyclone athletic events with his family.
Maurice is survived by his wife, Margaret; three daughters, Anne (Terry) Keen of O'Fallon, Mo., Teresa Scieszinski and Jane Scieszinski, both of Windsor Heights; one granddaughter, Sarah (William) Pruemer of O'Fallon, Mo.; two sisters, Helen Scieszinski of Waukee and Grace Roush of Clive; sister-in-law, Mary Alyce Sellers of Chariton and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Frank, Michael and William Scieszinski and four sisters, Teresa Scieszinski, Mary T. Scieszinski, Regina Roach and Berenice McCarty.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 27 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Melrose, Iowa, with Rev. Robert Lathrop officiating. Following the service burial will be held at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Melrose.
Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. today, June 26, 2009, at the Winfield Funeral Home in Albia. Maurice's family will be present from 4-8 p.m. today. A rosary will be led at 4 p.m., provided by the Knights of Columbus Council #4167 and at 7 p.m. a Christian Wake Service will be held at the funeral home today.
William Sylvester Scieszinski (1879 - 1963)
Mary Teresa Fitzgerald Scieszinski (1882 - 1957)
William G. Scieszinski (1912 - 2002)*
Maurice J. Scieszinski (1927 - 2009)
Mount Calvary Cemetery
Created by: Tim West
Record added: Nov 27, 2010
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