Hank Moorehouse Obituary



Henry L. Moorehouse



From The Sturgis Journal newspaper, August 9, 2011: “Henry L. (Hank) Moorehouse, 77, of White Pigeon, died Saturday, July 2, 2011, in Beijing, China, of natural causes.

He was born April 23, 1934, in Oak Park, Ill., a son of Fay and Stella (Meyer) Moorehouse.

On September 3. 1983, he married Jaculan J. Miller in White Pigeon.

He had been a White Pigeon resident since 1983, coming from Ypsilanti and Colon. He was a self-employed magician since 1970, a plant manager in auto manufacturing in Plymouth, Mich. and a member of the First Presbyterian Church of White Pigeon where he was very active as a church elder. He was past president of The Society of American Magicians, a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and magic clubs around the world. Hank was also known for his magic shows at local schools. The Hank Moorehouse Assembly in Ann Arbor is named for him.

Surviving are his wife, Jaculan J. Moorehouse of White Pigeon, daughter Kim Moorehouse of Wiuterhaven, Fla.; sons, David (Nina) Moorehouse of Ellicott City, Md., Buddy (Kathy) Moorehouse of Gregory, Mich., Michael (Cathie) Moorehouse of Grand Junction, Colo., Peter Nicholson of Elkhart, Ind., Timothy Nicholson of White Pigeon and Steven (Christy) Nicholson of Angier, N.C.; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and two nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Paul.

There will be no visitation. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church in White Pigeon with Rev. Steve Kaszar and Rev. Wilbur Brandhi officiating. Private burial will take place in Lakeside Cemetery in Colon, Mich.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Heart Association or a charity of choice. Envelopes are available at the Farrand Funeral Home in White Pigeon which is handling the arrangements.