Monday, February 8, 2010

John James Mauritzen Obit

John James Mauritzen Obit: "

From Chatsworth Illinois Memories



CHATSWORTH — John James “Jim” Mauritzen, formerly of Chatsworth, husband of Patricia Mauritzen, passed away peacefully Tuesday (Feb. 2, 2010) at his home in Palm Desert, Calif., following a long battle with cancer.

A private memorial service will be held at St. Margaret’s, Palm Desert, at a later date. Memorials can be made to the Visiting Nurses Association Hospice; the American Cancer Society; Martha’s Village; or the Red Cross.

Jim was born March 3, 1931, in Bloomington, to James A. and Teresa Mauritzen. He grew up in Chatsworth.

Jim attended St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa, and the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Jim served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1955. He was attached to the Carrier Air Group II and V.C. 3 Squadron from Moffet Field, Calif., and made three cruises to the Far East during the Korean conflict.

After discharge from the Navy, he returned to Illinois and worked in retail and insurance. He returned to California in 1962 and worked for the Broadway & Buffums Department Stores, and then the Bernhard Ulman Co. In 1979 he moved to the Hughes Aircraft Company in El Segundo where he retired in 1989.

In 1991 the Mauritzens moved from their home in Rancho Palos Verdes to Palm Desert where they have lived for over 11 years. Jim’s hobbies were reading, walking, USC football, and investment research.

Jim is survived by his wife of 41 years, Pat; his sister, Mary Ann (Robert), Chatsworth; his brother, the Rev. Joseph Howard Mauritzen, M.D., Woods Hole, Mass.; and niece and nephews Cynthia Bray, Redgranite, Wis.; James Dehm, Jacksonville, Fla.; and Randal (Delaine) Dehm, Peoria.

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