JOSEPH E. BRITZ(1936 - 2013)

Joseph E. Britz, 77, died after an extended illness on September 12, 2013 in Elgin, IL. A memorial gathering for Joe will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 1pm-4pm at DeFiore-Jorgensen Funeral Home, 10763 Dundee Road, Huntley. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Shriners Hospitals for Children or the . Joe was born August 21, 1936 in Springfield, IL, the son of William and Harriett (Beeby) Britz. Joe was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. On September 3, 1960 he married Joan Schuster. Joe started his career at Pipe Line Service company as a salesman, later becoming regional salesman in Houston, Texas for Plexco and retiring as President, Chevron Kazakhstan. Joe was a Scoutmaster in Houston, a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason and enjoyed travel, cruises, watching Chicago sports teams, and seeing his grandchildren grow up. He is survived by his two sons, Douglas J. Britz and wife Sherri of Bettendorf, IA, Stephen J. Britz and wife Suzy of Flower Mound, TX; six grandchildren: Stephen Jr., Joseph, Benjamin (Stephanie), Jessica, Jacob and Alyssa Britz. Joe is also survived by his siblings: William (Marina) Britz, Jr. of Wheatland, WY, Ruth Ann (Tom) Waymire of Huber Heights, OH, Nancy (Pate) Philip of Wood Dale, IL, and Tom Britz of Irvine, KY and two Aunts: Esther (Richard) St. John of Springfield, IL and Doris Gumbel of Pekin, IL and by many nieces, nephews and other family members. Joe is preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Joan Britz. For further information, please call the funeral home at 847-515-8772 or on-line condolences may be directed to

Funeral Home

DeFiore-Jorgensen Funeral & Cremation Service
10763 Dundee Road Huntley, IL 60142
(847) 515-8772

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Sept. 15, 2013