Beverley “Mike” DeMoss, 83, 1408 Strongs Ave., a Pearl Harbor survivor, died Monday, Dec. 18, 2000, at home while under the care of Hospice of Portage County.
Services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Boston Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dan Kozlowski officiating. Cremation will follow.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 p.m. Thursday until the services. There will be a Veterans of Foreign Wars Military Honors Ritual at 6:30 p.m.
Mr. DeMoss was born Sept. 4, 1917, in Blairsburg, Iowa, a son of the late LeRoy and Grace DeMoss. He grew up in Blairsburg and graduated from high school there.
He entered the U.S. Navy on May 3, 1939, at Des Moines, Iowa. He was honorably discharged Aug. 3, 1959, at Great Lakes Naval Station in Illinois. He served in the Pacific Theater during World War II, including on the USS Helena during the Pearl Harbor attack and the USS Hornet. He received six Good Conduct Medals, the American Defense Medal, American Area Service Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, China Service Medal and Navy Occupation Service Medal with European Clasp.
He was married to Dorothy F. Boushley on July 22, 1948, at St. Stephen Rectory in Stevens Point.
He attended the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, graduating in 1965, with a bachelor of science degree in economics.
He worked for the Wisconsin Department of Industry, Labor and Human Relations in Work Force Development until retirement.
He was a member of General McGlachlin VFW Post 568, Pearl Harbor Survivors, Fleet Reserve and the USS Helena Organization.
Survivors include his wife; one son, Mike (Laurie), New Berlin; two sisters, Isadora Albrecht, Stevens Point, and Joan (Virgil) Peters, Iola; and three grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters.