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Official Obituary of

Kenneth "Ken" Wesley Moritz

August 21, 1938 ~ October 29, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Kenneth "Ken" Moritz Obituary

In Loving Memory of

Kenneth Wesley Moritz

Ken Moritz was born on August 21, 1938, in Estherville, Iowa to Hans and Edna Jorgenson Moritz.  He grew up on the family farm near Estherville and graduated from Estherville High School in 1956.  Ken then attended Estherville Jr. College and later transferred to Mankato State University graduating in 1962 with a Teaching Degree.  Following graduation Ken started teaching in Slayton, MN.  On April 2, 1966, he and Mary Ann Lacho were married in Minneapolis, MN.  Following their marriage, they made their home in Slayton and raised their four daughters.  Ken continued teaching high school business in Slayton until his retirement in 1995 and coached boys B-Squad Baseball and freshman girls’ basketball during that time.  In 2018 they moved to Sunrise Terrace in Slayton and in 2020 they moved to Appleton, MN to be near family.  In 2021 they moved to Cottagewood Senior Communities in Mankato, MN.  Ken passed away there on Sunday, October 29, 2023, at the age of 85.  He was a member of Word of Faith Church in Avoca, MN where he recorded services and taught adult Sunday School.  Ken enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing trips up north, reading, gardening, studying the Bible and watching sports especially the St. Louis Cardinals.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Moritz, of Mankato MN, four daughters and their spouses, Cindy (Chad) Syltie of Appleton MN, Becky (Dan) Satrom of Fargo ND, Marcia (Tom) Morse of Spencer IA, and Michelle (Jeff) Kruger of Janesville MN, he was blessed with 11 grandchildren, Ross and Mitchell Syltie; Enoch, Clarissa and  Elijah Satrom; Wesley (Nicole) Morse, Elizabeth and Andy Morse; Alysha (fiancé Simon Miller), Myles and Elayna Kruger, and one great-granddaughter, Cassie Morse.  Also surviving him are two brothers, Bob (Carol) Moritz of Grinnell IA, and Jim (Harriet) Moritz of Mankato MN; two sisters-in-law, Gloria Moritz of Ankeny IA, and Victoria (Dennis) Jessen of Denver CO, and several nieces and nephews and their families.  He is preceded in death by his parents, infant sister, Virginia, infant twin brother Dennis and brothers, Ron, Len, and Dale as well as his special his aunt, Martha Jorgenson, and parents-in-law, Susan (Orville) Hintz and George Lacho.

Funeral Services

Totzke Funeral Home in Slayton, MN on Friday, November 3, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Tom Hartwell officiating and special music by Eldon Larson.  The pallbearers are his grandchildren.  Interment is at Slayton Memorial Gardens in Slayton, MN.

Visitation will be on Friday, November 3, 2023, at the Totzke Funeral Home in Slayton from 12-1:00 p.m. To view online obituary and send condolences visit

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November 3, 2023

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Totzke Funeral Home
2100 Broadway Ave.
Slayton, Minnesota 56172

Funeral Service
November 3, 2023

1:00 PM
Totzke Funeral Home
2100 Broadway Ave.
Slayton, Minnesota 56172


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