Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 23, 2008
Maurice A. Iten, 7
Maurice Allen Iten, 7, of Austin, died on Oct. 20, 2008 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.
Maurice was born Feb. 28, 2001 in Austin. He spent time with his grandpa Berg, attending church, and visiting his grandma and grandpa Iten at the farm. Maurice loved chocolate milk and chocolate chip cookies. If he could be any character he would be Sponge Bob Square Pants. His favorite super hero is Spiderman. Maurice was a loving brother, son, grandson, nephew, cousin, student, friend and playmate.
Maurice traveled to Wisconsin, Iowa and Missouri on family vacations. He took great pride in being a big brother and never forgetting to include his sidekick in any of his adventures. Maurice and his brother, Parker gave his parents great joy and many gray hairs. Maurice had a smile and a giggle that could be infectious.
Maurice may not be visible for those that love him to hug or kiss him, but his smile and giggle will be heard for years to come. We Love You.
Survivors include his parents, Raymond and Malla Iten, Austin; siblings, Parker, Hannah, Ian and Ochudho; grandparents, Richard D. Berg, Austin, Don and Carole Iten, Becker, Minn.; uncles and aunts, Philip (Lori) Berg, LaCrosse, Wis., George (Melissa) Berg, Lakeville, Minn., Lori Sowers, Becker, Liza (Lewis) Johnson, Ft. Drum, N.Y.; godparents, Mary Lemke, Mike Buckley, Jerry Buckley (wife Lurena deceased), Cathy Switala, Theresa Deblieck; cousins.
He is preceded in death by his grandmother, Doris J. Berg; great-grandparents, Florentine Iten, Leon Iten, Peggy Sutton, Gladys Berg, Philip Berg, Myrtle Wilkemeyer, Walter Wilkemeyer, Irma Sutton, Willard Sutton and Larry Whittington.
A memorial mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 24, 2008 at Queen of Angels Catholic Church with Father Dale Tupper officiating. There will be a 7 p.m. wake service on Thursday at Mayer Funeral Home where friends may call from 4 – 8 p.m. and also one hour before the service at the church on Friday. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery.
The honorary casket bearers will be Kelly, Stephanie, Katie, Richard, Ashley, Katrina, Danny, Joshuah, Ryle, Ryan, Aubrey, Ashley, Samantha, Juanita, Dawn and Cortez. The urn bearers will be godparents, Mary Lemke, Mike Buckley, Jerry Buckley, Cathy Switala and Theresa DeBlieck.