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In loving memory of
Maurice “Moe” E. Wornhoff
  • July 29, 1945
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  • December 03, 2021

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Maurice (Moe) E. Wornhoff of Cape Coral, FL, peacefully entered into the presence of his Lord and Savior on Friday, December 3, 2021. His loving family was by his side. He was 76 years old. Moe was born on July 29, 1945, in Gary, Indiana, to the late Elmer Wornhoff and Mary Margaret (Ziese) Wornhoff.

Moe was a graduate of Crown Point High School and worked as an over the road truck driver for many years.  Moe worked at ABF Trucking before his retirement. He served in the United States Army and was part of the 35th (Combat) Engineer Battalion in Vietnam and then transferred to the 19th Engineer Battalion, before returning home. The 19th Engineer Battalion would later be awarded with the Valorous Unit Award for “extraordinary heroism in military operations against an armed enemy.”

Moe enjoyed many things in life.  After his service he received his pilot’s license.  Moe and a friend bought a small plane together, and they enjoyed flying with buddies, even flying to Mexico.

He loved fireworks and became a pyro-technician, and for over 25 years shot fireworks for 4th of July and New Year’s Eve in NW Indiana and other areas.

In 1988, after moving to Florida, Moe decided to get certified and go scuba diving and enjoyed many trips with his wife, Linda, to different islands.

He conquered the skies and the oceans!

He loved walking his dog, Buddy, and meeting new friends along the way, inviting them to Perkins for breakfast, where he and a group of friends met every Thursday.  He never met a stranger.

He was very proud to be a member of New Hope Church in Cape Coral where he was a deacon, greeter, and worked with the youth in the Awana program for many years.

During his early years in Florida, Moe had also been involved with the Rock of Ages Prison Ministry out in Tennessee.  They went visiting and witnessing with inmates at the prisons.

Moe is preceded in death by his parents, Elmer Wornhoff and Mary Margaret (Ziese) Wornhoff.

He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Linda Collins Wornhoff; sons, Charles E. Mack of Cape Coral, FL, and William J. Mack (Shawnna) of Valparaiso, IN; grandchildren, Alex Mack, Colton Mack and Alenna Mack of Valparaiso, IN, and Jaimie Kasper of Portage, IN; and his brother, Thomas Wornhoff of Crown Point, IN.

A special thanks to Hope Hospice of Cape Coral and Gulf Coast Village Rehab for their excellent care.

A Memorial Service will be held on January 23, 2022, at 4:00 p.m., at New Hope Church, Cape Coral, Florida.


Service

Location:
New Hope Church
431 Nicholas Pkwy E, Cape Coral, FL 33990
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Date & Time:
January 23, 2022 at 4:00 PM


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  1. Dean and Shirley Reeds says:
    03 Jan 2022
    Dear family. Thankful for the years with Moe at Coral Ridge many fun times over dinners at their home and some parties at our home. Loved him, his love for the Lord and his humor. He will be missed here but he is home with the Lord.

  2. Mariuska Garcia says:
    14 Dec 2021
    I will always be thankful to Linda and Moe for welcoming us with open arms to New Hope.
    Moe's love for the Lord was contagious and genuine.
    We will miss you but will be rejoicing together one day soon ❤️

  3. Terrie Amburn says:
    14 Dec 2021
    His life was full of wonderful adventures that most only dream of.
    He was always a sweet person.
    Glad I got to meet him and Linda from the 35th engineers.
    Love Terrie

  4. Jerry and Carol Goss says:
    13 Dec 2021
    Moe was always full of energy and joy his closeness with Jesus was visible. He stopped by our home in Minnesota while traveling with a friend and it was a great time. We will miss his smile at the 35th Combat Engineer reunions. We rejoice that Moe is pain free and with his Lord and Saviour.

  5. Lynn stasch says:
    13 Dec 2021
    Mr Moe was a wonderful man! He always had a smile on his face and with joke around. I will miss that man so much. He has helped me out of a lot of problems. I can’t wait to meet him again in heaven! Love you Linda Thoughts and prayers are with you Love Lynn

  6. Victoria Russo says:
    13 Dec 2021
    After reading all Moe has done and accomplished in his lifetime, amazing! He is in a better place. Prayers for the Wornhoff family.
    Vicky Russo

  7. Larry and Roberta Dodson says:
    13 Dec 2021
    Wonderful tribute to Moe…He always had a smile on his face. We know he is with the Lord, and probably greeting all who enter with St Peter. All pain and suffering is gone and he is in a much better world. What a joy it was to call him our friend. We shared wonderful memories with the 35 th Combat engineers at all the reunions… Memories will never fade…..

  8. Linda Walton says:
    06 Dec 2021
    We have lost a friend who was treasured. We know Moe is in heaven dancing with the angels!! And without pain and a whole body again. Our earthly grief will fade as we walk beside our Savior! We love you. Linda and Andy

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