Obituary: Melvin Moehle, 88, Washington

Staff Writer
Washington Times-Reporter

WASHINGTON — Melvin Otto Moehle, 88 of Washington, died at 2:57 p.m., Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at Washington Christian Village.

Born Sept. 17, 1922, in Okawville to Walter A. and Minna Miche’ Moehle, he married Loraine Niermann May 5, 1945, in Nashville, Ill. She preceded him in death Dec. 9, 2007.

Surviving are brothers Robert C. (Eleanor) Moehle of Rockford and Edward C. (Carol) Moehle of Pekin; daughter, Sharon “Shari” A. (Jerry) Maloney of Washington; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, C. Frederick Moehle and Walter E. Moehle; son Gary W. Moehle and an infant son, Charles Moehle.

He was a World War II Navy veteran serving aboard the aircraft carrier, USS Solomons, achieving the rank of Lieutenant.

He worked for the law firm Heyl, Royster & Voelker in Peoria.

He and his wife Loraine were owners of Washington Nursing Center from 1975-1982 and he retired from his practice as a Senior Partner of Moehle, Swearingen & Umholtz in 2008.

He was also the recipient of the 1986 Washingtonian award.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Crossroads United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bob DeBolt and Rev. Tom Goodell officiating. Burial will follow in Glendale Cemetery in Washington. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by the Unites States Navy and the Tazewell Military Rites Team. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the church and one hour prior to services on Wednesday. Mason-White Funeral Home is assisting the family in arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads United Methodist Church.

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