Mt. Vernon Register-News

January 12, 2013

Walter Mauck


MT. VERNON — — Walter Anthony Mauck, Sr., 92, of Carlyle and longtime former resident of McLeansboro, passed away 8:50 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at Carlyle Healthcare Center in Carlyle.

He was born April 27, 1920, in Bridgeport, Ohio, son of George E. Mauck and Anna (Strauss) Mauck. He married Aurelia Marie Frey on Sept. 4, 1946, at St. Clement’s Catholic Church and she preceded him in death on Sept. 14, 2008.

Walter ran Mauck’s Grocery Store in McLeansboro from 1948 to 1954. He retired from McLeansboro Post Office as a carrier for route three. Walter loved his wife, his family, his church and his country. He spent his retirement working in his woodshop. He was great working with his hands and could fix practically anything. He always said “You’ve got to fall in love with your work.” First though he fell in love with his wife and his family, second, his Catholic faith. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 7118, a member of the American Legion Post 106 and a member of the VFW Post 8039. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army World War II, Pacific Theater.

He is survived by three sons, Carl Frey Mauck and wife Vicki of Argyle, Texas, Rev. George Mauck of Carlyle and Walter A. Mauck, Jr. and wife Susan of Springboro, Ohio; two grandsons, Timothy Mauck and wife Wendy and Matthew Mauck and wife Krista; four granddaughters, Teresa Shaffer and husband Ryan, Christina and Catherine Mauck and Amy Mauck and fiancé Jon Phillips; seven great-grandchildren, Jackson Ryan, Hudson Matthew and Finley Ryan Shaffer, Elia Riley and Lilah Reese Mauck and John Arthur and Henry Richard Mauck; sister, Sister Anne Rita Mauck, SCN of Louisville, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Aurelia; sisters, Agnes Pasztor and Loretta Gulla; and brothers, John, Karl and Harold Mauck.

Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Clements Catholic Church, McLeansboro with Father George Mauck officiating. Graveside military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post 106, McLeansboro. Burial will be at St. Clements Catholic Church Cemetery, McLeansboro.

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Harre Funeral Home, McLeansboro with a prayer service.

Memorials may be made to St. Clements Building Fund, Hamilton Memorial Hospital Foundation or the donor’s charity of choice and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Harre Funeral Home, McLeansboro, is in charge of all arrangements.