Dick was born June 15, 1934, the son of Christopher and Casilda (Frank) Moritz. He was raised and educated in Remsen. He graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1952.
On April 25, 1953, he married Delores "Dee Dee" Krogman at Remsen where they made their home.
Dick ran a Standard Oil bulk truck for several years. Then worked for Bituminous Material & Supply in Remsen for a few years. Dick then became a Plymouth County deputy sheriff for 24 years and retired in 1996.
Dee Dee died Jan. 22, 2003.
Dick was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church, Catholic Order of Foresters, Knights of Columbus, all of Remsen, Iowa State Sheriff & Deputy Association, and Remsen Golf Course Association.
He enjoyed golfing, fishing and playing cards.
Survivors include his eight children: Susan (Gary) Plueger, of Woodlands, Texas, Steve (Betsy) Moritz, of Estherville, Patty (James) Groepper, of Ames, Julie Colling, of Remsen, Laurie (Bob) Schleis, of Woodlands, Texas, Kathy Stuart, of Conroe, Texas, Rich (Sherrie) Moritz, of Le Mars; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two brothers, James (Faye) Moritz, of Remsen, Donald Moritz, of Des Moines; and one sister, Maxine Pottebaum, of Alton.
He was also preceded in death by his parents, and one daughter, Roxanne.
Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen with the Rev. William McCarthy and Deacon Rick Roder officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery in Remsen. Visitation will be anytime after 4 p.m. today (Wednesday). There will be a parish rosary at 5 p.m. and a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m. followed by a Catholic Order of Foresters and Knights of Columbus Rosary, all at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen.
Casket bearers will be Randy Abbott, Corey, Brandon and Tyler Groepper, Chris, Travis and Dustin Colling, Jesse Schleis and Andrew Moritz.
Honorary bearers will be his granddaughters.
Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com.