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“Weezie was a wonderful, funny and intelligent woman. She was my mother's (Rosemary Mancini Youmans) cousin. They we dearly fond of each other and I...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Jeff Youmans - MD - Family

“I was surprised to hear about Aloyse's death. We were friends in grade school and high school. And, we have been friends ever since graduating high...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Mary Catherine Freiburger - IN

“Such a wonderful woman. Among the many services she provided was to disaster victims thru Red Cross. She will be missed. ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Lois Hess - Fort Wayne, IN

“Such a active person. She did so many things in her life. Her service to the American Red Cross was mightly appreated. Not only by Red Cross but by...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: lois Hess - Fort Wayne, IN

“I would have been a distant cousin. My name is Steve Campbell, Catherine and William Campbell's son I am sorry for your loss just found out late last...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Steve A Campbell - Angola, IN

“One of my favorite teachers. She was at Kekionga and moved to Elmhurst the same year we started our sophomore year. I always looked forward to her...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Ron Johnson - Traverse City, MI

“I was blessed to have Miss Moritz as my history teacher at Elmhurst during the 1970's. I adored her! Rest in peace, sweet lady. xo~ ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Linda Panyard Myers - Huntertown, IN

“Martin Family,I am so sorry for your loss. I remember when Aunt Aloyse would visit us at Miami, she was always so sweet. Aly was always so proud...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: April Bauer - Columbus, OH

“What a gracious and accomplished woman she was! My sympathies to her family. A full and significant life. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Melissa Hunter Long - Ft. Wayne, IN

Aloyse "Weezie" C. Moritz, 91, teacher, journalist, wartime decoder of Japanese codes, and beloved "Aunt Aloyse" to 2 generation of nieces and nephews, died in Fort Wayne on March 22, 2015. Born in Fort Wayne on December 20, 1923, and daughter of Madeline and Ongle Moritz, Aloyse was the youngest of 3 girls. She graduated from Central Catholic High School, and following her 2 older sisters, she graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington, a proud member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. (She remained a lifelong fan of IU basketball, watching the Hoosiers on TV in their last Big Ten game, and even commented that she hoped all the players would return next year.) While at IU she took a course in cryptography, and at the suggestion of her professor, she applied for a job in Washington DC with the forerunner of the NSA. Her mother was quite upset when Aloyse accepted the job and moved to Washington DC, where she helped decode Japanese communications during World War II. After the War, Aloyse moved back to Fort Wayne and took a job with the Journal Gazette as the editor of the "society page". Her job included an annual trip to New York for Fashion Week. We have a great photo of Aloyse with Rock Hudson. Aloyse decided to return to school and obtained her teaching degree and taught history and anthropology for the Fort Wayne Community Schools, finishing her career at Elmhurst High School. She retired in 1984. (Aloyse did not age, and even at the end of her life, whether in the grocery, restaurant, or the hospital, her former students always recognized her, "Miss Moritz".) After teaching, Aloyse volunteered to help others, including the Red Cross, traveling to areas that suffered disasters. She also volunteered for many years with Matthew 25 Health and Dental Clinic. A traveler at heart, Aloyse visited all 7 continents, including trips to the Soviet Union in 1964 and to Antarctica with her older sister Mary Catherine when she was in her 70s. Survivors include her nieces and nephews (George Martin of Cazenovia NY, Anne Martin, John (Tracie) Martin, and Christine Welling of Fort Wayne, Patricia (Chuck) Wyman of Indianapolis, and Michael Welling of San Diego CA) and great nieces (Aloyse (Chap) Sampson of Fayetteville AR, Madeline Martin of Chicago IL, and Catherine Wyman and Elizabeth Wyman of Indianapolis), all of whom are grateful for the support and love provided by Aunt Aloyse. Christmas Eve will never be the same. Aloyse was predeceased by her parents, sisters Mary Catherine Martin and Madonna Welling, and brothers-in-law George Martin and Hilbert Welling. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 2:00 pm. at St. Therese Catholic Church, 2304 Lower Huntington Road, Fort Wayne with calling 1 hour prior. Burial in the Catholic Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Therese Catholic Church, Matthew 25 Medical and Dental Clinic, or Visiting Nurse. "Aunt Aloyse, we will miss you." To sign the online guest book, go to