James R. Motzko, 86

James R. Motzko, age 86, of Watertown, passed away Monday, April 28, 2014, at his home.

Mass of Christian Burial will take place Monday May 5 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary of Czestochowa Catholic Church in Delano. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be at the church Sunday, May 4 from 4 to 8 p.m., and continue Monday from 10 to 11 a.m., prior to the Mass.

Arrangements are being handled by the Iten Funeral Home in Watertown.

James was born Sept. 20, 1927, in Franklin Township, to John and Veronica (Florek) Motzko.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son-in-law Kenneth Leuthner; brother Gordon Motzko; sister Geraldine Motzko; and infant brother Joseph Motzko.

James is survived by his wife of 63 years, Geraldine “Gibber;” children Bev Leuthner, Ron (Georgiana) Motzko, Nancy (Jerry) Fiecke, Debbie (Joe) Mauk, James Motzko Jr., and Timothy (Judy) Motzko; 21 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

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