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William Maurice Joos

Male 1911 - 2011  (100 years)


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  • Name William Maurice Joos  [1, 2
    Born 18 Jul 1911  Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Nov 2011  North Kansas City, Clay County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Elkland Township Cemetery, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Cass City Chronicle
      Friday, July 21, 1911
      Local Happenings
      Page 4

      Mr. and Mrs. Wm Joos are the proud parents of a baby boy who arrived at their home Tuesday morning.

      Obituary

      WILLIAM MAURICE JOOS,

      100, of Independence, MO formerly of Cass City went to be at the right hand of God Sunday, October 23, 2011 in Northcare Hospice House, North Kansas City, MO. He was born July 18, 1911 in Cass City to Frederick William and Hattie (Muck) Joos. He married Eva Mae Sovey February 27, 1937. She died October 11, 1967. He later married Frances Diebel August 26, 1972 in Lapeer. She died June 9, 1995.

      Maurice worked on the family farm with his Dad. He also worked for McClellan Creamery, the Nestles Plant in Cass City, Peters Sawmill, REA, Dr. Donahue Farms, and the Ford Garage. He retired from Bauer Candy Company after 27 years as a Salesman. Maurice's passions in life were serving the Lord and his church. He would brag to everyone who visited that he was a member of the Cass City United Methodist Church for 78 years and that he sang in the choir for 73 years. He sang in different men's choruses, quartets and trios and even sang on the radio in Detroit. Another passion of Maurice's was baseball. He loved the Detroit Tigers. He was able to see five games since he came to Independence, MO. This summer when Detroit came to play Kansas City he was able to get out to the ballpark and cheer for his Detroit team. When the Tigers would get the Kansas City Royals out he would clap his hands and have a big grin on his face. This may have been the first time he ever attended a major league game. He was amazed at the condition of the field. Maurice often boasted about his .350 batting average in high school. God had a plan for Maurice to watch his Detroit Tigers have a winning season and when they lost to the Texas Rangers his mission was over. The Lord wanted Maurice to play baseball for him now.

      Maurice is survived by his sons: Richard (Connie) Joos of Independence, MO, Donald (JoEllen) Joos of Grand Rapids; 5 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; 10 great great grandchildren; brother-in-law, Ted Diebel; sisters-in-law: Bob and Mary (Diebel) Dast, Jerry and Florence (Diebel) Decker, Lola Diebel; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by sisters: Lena Hanes and Helen Jezewski; great grandson, Ryan Joos.

      Funeral service held 1:00 p.m. Friday, October 28, 2011 in Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City with Chuck Emmert of Duplain Church of Christ officiating. Interment will be in Elkland Township Cemetery. Memorials may be made to NorthCare Hospice, North Kansas City, MO. Maurice's family would like to give special thanks to NorthCare Hospice nurses who were so good and caring for him. Also a thank you to the friends that visited him: Gary Bernhardt, Bob and Joyce McArthur, Bob and Mary Dast. Family and friends may share memories, prayers and stories with the family at www.kranzfuneralhome.com.

      Visitation: 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, October 27, 2011 in Kranz Funeral Home '96 Cass City

      Arrangements by Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City, Michigan
    Person ID I5171  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 30 May 2016 

    Father William Frederick Joos,   b. 15 Feb 1880, Saginaw County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1970, Sandusky, Sanilac County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Mother Harriet Christine "Hattie" Muck,   b. 16 Jul 1879, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1954, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 17 Mar 1907  Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    • Cass City Chronicle
      Cass City, Michigan, Friday, March 16, 1934
      Vol. 23, Number 49


      Turning Back the Pages
      Twenty Five Years Ago
      March 19, 1909

      Wm. Joos and Miss Hattie MUCK were married at the Evangelical parsonage on Wednesday afternoon by Rev. J.A. SCHWEITZER.

      (Transcribed by Melinda McLemore Strong, Spring 2007)
    Family ID F2708  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eva May Sovey,   b. 6 May 1918, Keego Harbor, Oakland County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1967, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married 27 Feb 1937  Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Cass City Chronicle
      March 5, 1937
      Page One

      Miss Sovey, Bride of Maurice JOOS

      Of interest to a wide circle of friends was the marriage of Eva Mae SOVEY, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John SOVEY, to Maurice JOOS, Saturday afternoon at the Evangelical parsonage, Rev. G.A. Spitler officiating. Mr. JOOS is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William JOOS. The bride was lovely in a blue and gray spring ensemble with gray accessories and bouquet of pink and white sweetpeas. She was attended by Miss Laura JAUS, who wore green spring print with gray accessories and bouquet of orchid sweet peas. Clark HELWIG assisted Mr. JOOS as best man. Mr. and Mrs. JOOS left for a short wedding trip to Pontiac, Detroit and Saginaw.

      Mrs. JOOS is a graduated of the Cass City high school with the class of 1936, and for several months has been employed at Wood's drug store. Mr. JOOS was a member of the 1929 class of Cass City high school ans is employed by Angus McPhail. Both young people are members of the Evangelical church and are prominent in choir work and young people's activities. An informal reception honoring Mr. and Mrs. JOOS was held at the home of the bride's parents on Thursday evening. Mr. and Mrs. JOOS will make their home in Cass City.

      (Transcribed by Melinda McLemore Strong, Spring 2007)
    Children 
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     2. Living
    Last Modified 30 May 2016 
    Family ID F2192  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Jul 1911 - Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Feb 1937 - Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Elkland Township Cemetery, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Joos, William and Hattie (Muck) and Family, ca 1910's
    Joos, William and Hattie (Muck) and Family, ca 1910's
    William Frederick Joos and his wife, Hattie, with their two eldest children, Lena and Maurice.

  • Sources 
    1. [S492] Peck, Edward Arthur THE TEN BENKELMANS WHO EMIGRATED TO AMERICA Ca. 1850s AND CERTAIN OF THEIR DESCENDANTS, 1982.

    2. [S653] Cass City Chronicle, P.O. Box 115, Cass City, Michigan 48726, Published continously since 1899, archived from 1899 through 2005 at http://newspapers.rawson.lib.mi.us/chronicle/, March 5, 1937 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S653] Cass City Chronicle, P.O. Box 115, Cass City, Michigan 48726, Published continously since 1899, archived from 1899 through 2005 at http://newspapers.rawson.lib.mi.us/chronicle/, March 16, 1934 (Reliability: 3).