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Helen Moritz

October 4, 1923 — July 25, 2016

Helen Irene Moritz, 92, of Roanoke, formerly of Benson, died at 9:55 p.m. on Monday July 25, 2016 at the Roanoke Apostolic Christian Home.

She was born October 4, 1923 in Benson, IL to P. Arthur and Elizabeth T. (Johnson) Gerdes. She married Ernst J. Moritz on May 2, 1948 in Benson, IL. He died June 26, 1996.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, 5 brothers, Ernest, Albert, Frank, Chester, Elden, and 1 sister Vida.

Surviving is her niece Janet Gerdes of Streator, IL who she raised as her daughter; one sister, Lois Gerdes of Roanoke; two brothers, Arthur (Donna) Gerdes of Benson; James Gerdes of Roanoke; one grandson Chad Gerdes of Streator; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Helen worked as a housekeeper for many local establishments including Rollie's Country Kitchen and Roanoke Apostolic Christian Home.

She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in rural Benson, Naomi Church Circle, and Roanoke Art League. Her favorite hobbies were gardening and art.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 31, 2016 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church. Rev. Gabriel Baumgardner will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church. Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Peter's Lutheran Sunday School. Online tributes and condolences may be made at www.knappjohnsonharris.com.

Visitation

JUL 31. 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (CDT)

St. Peter Lutheran
1781 County Road 2000 East
Benson, IL 61516

Funeral Services

JUL 31. 2:00 PM (CDT)

St. Peter Lutheran
1781 County Road 2000 East
Benson, IL 61516

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