Mitchell B. Mauritz

Mitchell B. Mauritz, 62, of Tigerton passed away Sunday evening, Aug. 26, 2018, at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center, Appleton.

Mitchell Bruce Mauritz was born on Nov. 14, 1955, in Tigerton to Raymond and Laura (Low) Mauritz. He graduated from Tigerton High School in 1975 and was a lifelong resident. Mitch was united in marriage on Dec. 1, 1979, to Connie A. Tody at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Marion. After high school, Mitch drove log truck for Tigerton Lumber Co. until 1987. Then he worked a few years as a heavy equipment operator with VP & J Excavating, Clintonville. In 1990 he started Mitch’s Tire & Excavating in Tigerton, which he owned and operated until 1999. Back in 1985, he began digging graves at Union Cemetery as an independent contractor. In 2000, he became a full-time employee with the village of Tigerton until his retirement in June 2016.

Mitch was a longtime parishioner of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church and is a former member of the finance council. He also served as constable for the Town of Fairbanks, Shawano County, for some time. For close to 35 years, Mitch volunteered at Tigerton Lumberjack Days roasting the corn. His favorite pastime was going on train rides, watching train videos and checking out train museums. He enjoyed the campfires at their home and especially loved spending time with his family and his German Shepherd, Lucy.

Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Connie; and a daughter, Savannah (friend Dustin Urban) Mauritz of Marion. There are three siblings, Jack (Julie) Mauritz, of Tigerton, Michael Mauritz, of Shawano, and Janice (Thomas) Knaup, of Tigerton; and one sister-in-law, Frieda Mauritz, of Tigerton. There are four sisters-in-law, Kay (Richard) Miller, of Waupaca, Shirley Boyette, of Crivitz, Susie Schutt, of Texas, Mary (Michael) Arndt, of Marion; and two brothers-in-law, Pat (Laura) Tody and Rick (Kathy) Tody, both of Clintonville. Mitch is further survived by many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Raymond Jr.; and his father and mother-in-law, Steven and Alice Tody.

Funeral service will be held on Thursday, Aug. 30 at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Tigerton. Deacon Michael Brandt will officiate, and burial will follow at Union Cemetery, Tigerton. Friends may call on Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. at Beil-Didier Funeral Home, Tigerton, and on Thursday from 10 a.m. until time of service at the church. The family has requested casual dress attire for the funeral.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to the Mauritz family in Mitch’s memory.

The family wishes to thank the Tigerton Ambulance Service for their quick response; especially Brenda Tauferner, Cory Polley, Natasha Schulz, and Mandy Mauritz-Messner. We would like to thank all the doctors and nurses at ThedaCare Medical Center, Shawano, and the entire ICU staff at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center, Appleton, for the compassionate and loving care given to Mitch.