Verl D. Mauzy, 84, of Columbus, Indiana, died at 3:27 p.m. Sunday, June 19, 2016, at Columbus Regional Hospital after a brief illness.
Verl was born October 19, 1931, in Rushville, Indiana, the son of the late Clifford W. Mauzy and Beulah B. Ellison Mauzy. He married Marilyn J. Gilson Mauzy March 14, 1952.
Verl graduated in 1949 from Rushville High School and in 1953 from Purdue University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering. After graduation he served two years on active duty as a First Lieutenant in the United States Air Force, assigned to the Strategic Air Command.
Verl came to Columbus in 1961 to begin employment as a sales engineer with Daniel-Hayden Electric Company. He retired as president and owner of the company in 2014. He was highly regarded for his unique engineering and technical skills. One of his favorite projects was collaboration with the Swiss artist, Jean Tinguely, who created the kinetic sculpture “Chaos I” which is the centerpiece of The Columbus Commons.
He had varied interests, including restoring antique autos and tractors, fishing, snowmobiling and traveling.
Verl, a faithful member of First Christian Church, served the church for over a half century in many different capacities. His other affiliations included membership in Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, The Dodge Brothers Club and Antique Automobile Club of America – White River Valley Region.
A time of remembrance will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 23, 2016, in the Family Connections Corner at First Christian Church. Private burial will be at East Hill Cemetery in Rushville at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church or Love Chapel.
Verl is survived by his wife; children, Lawrence (Cora) Mauzy of Columbus, Craig (Marie) Mauzy of Athens, Greece, and Claire King of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; a brother, Warren (Shirley) Mauzy of Florham Park, New Jersey; and seven grandchildren.
Arrangements were made by Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home.
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