Morris (Morey – Doc) Moseman passed away Friday December 14, 2012 at UW Hospital with his family near his side.
Morey was born on June 3, 1944 to George and Thecla (Hetzel) Moseman. He spent his childhood on the family farm and continued this dedicated love of farming his entire life. He resided near Blackhawk and attended Harrisburg Grade School. He was the quarter back and loved playing football at Sauk City High School and graduated in 1962.
In 1961 Morey joined the Wisconsin National Guard and proudly served his country from 1961 through 1967 and later returned to farm with his family.
Morey’s love for football inspired him to start Doc’s Sport Service and would become a pioneer of the sports handicapping industry. In 1971 he developed then nurtured and expanded his business over the course of 41 years. His son Wade would join his father in the expansion of Doc’s Sports and equally embraced the growth of their business.
His entrepreneurial spirit would lead him to open The Press Box Sports Bar and Grill of Sauk Prairie in 1985. The idea to serve home cooked soup was inspired by his mother’s recipes which are still perfected today by his sister, Diane.
Morey will be remembered for his selfless and generous contributions to the communities of Sauk Prairie and Blackhawk. Harrisburg Grade School was completely rehabilitated over a span of four years. Morey’s passion to renovate the school was a gesture of “giving back”, something he did so often.
He took pride in the village he lived in for more than 43 years. The opportunities that Sauk Prairie provided Morey, inspired him in turn and would result in the design and construction of The Sauk Prairie Welcome Center, completed in 2012.
Morey was a huge Wisconsin Badgers fan. Coupled with his love of travel resulted in several trips to Badger bowl games. He also enjoyed his trips to Canada to fish and Alaska to hunt. Locally, he enjoyed pheasant hunting with his dog Coach. He felt very strongly about conservation of nature and wildlife and was a proud sponsor of Pheasants Forever.
One of his favorite musical artists was Frank Sinatra……Morey loved life, he loved his family and friends and lived life “my way”.
He is survived by and most proud of his son Wade and daughter in law Casey Moseman, his loving mother Thecla, his brother Phil (Ary) their children Ryan and Ariel Moseman, his sisters Lynet (Tom) Frey and their children Nathan (Tina) Frey and Jill (Brent) Dederich and Diane (Dan) Zeman and their children Travis and Tyler Zeman. He is also survived by his companion and love in life, Jeanette Pocius. He is further survived by his dearest friends, Ray Bolton, John Palermo and Randy Brice.
He was preceded in death by his father George Moseman and his sister Carol Moseman.
Please join Morey’s family for a Celebration of Life gathering at The Press Box Bar and Grill on Wednesday December 19, 2012 from 4-8. His wish for this celebration included family and friends to come together in Badger Red and share great memories and stories.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sauk County Chapter-Pheasants Forever.