Joseph E. Britz
HUNTLEY, IL - Joseph E. Britz, 77, died after an extended illness on Sept. 12, 2013, in Elgin, Ill.
A memorial gathering for Joe will be held Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, from 1-4 p.m. at DeFiore Jorgensen Funeral Home, 10763 Dundee Rd., Huntley, IL.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Shriners Hospitals for Children or the
Joe was born Aug. 21, 1936, in Springfield, Ill., the son of William and Harriett (Beeby) Britz. Joe was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. On Sept. 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 (wife, Sherri) of Bettendorf, Iowa and Stephen J. Britz (wife, Suzy) of Flower Mound, Texas; 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, Wyo., Ruth Ann (Tom) Waymire of Huber Heights, Ohio, Nancy (Pate) Philip of Wood Dale, Ill., and Tom Britz of Irvine, Ky.; two aunts, Esther (Richard) St. John of Springfield, Ill., and Doris Gumbel of Pekin, Ill.; 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.
Online condolences may be left online at www.defiorejorgensen.com.