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William "Bill" "Moe" H. Mofield, Jr.

June 7, 1953 ~ October 29, 2021 (age 68)




William H. “Bill” “Moe” Mofield, Jr., 68, of Peru passed away at 10:57 a.m., Friday, October 29, 2021 at his home surrounded by family.

Born on June 7, 1953 in Fulda, Germany, he was the son of the late William H. and Gertrude (Mascher) Mofield, Sr.

He was a 1971 Peru High School graduate.

On October 16, 1971 he married Lori E. Helton.

Bill was a business man in Peru for 46 years in which he formerly owned and operated Mofield’s Grocery, Mofield’s Mini Mart, Main St. Market, My Pizza My Way, the Bunker Hill Mini Mart, the Grissom C Store.  He currently owned and operated the Smokehouse for the past 36 years.  Bill was a hard worker and a great provider for his family.  He loved to work and talk to his customers, he never met a stranger, always willing to help anyone at anytime.

He was a member of Zion Chapel Church and the Moose.

Bill enjoyed golfing, walking, softball, playing cards and was an avid Chicago Cubs and Bears fan.  He especially loved watching his grandchildren playing sports.

Survivors include his loving wife of 50 years, Lori Mofield of Peru, daughters, Fratzie French (Paul) of Akron, Shanna Lewis (Opie) of Peru and Holly Correll (Chuck) of Peru, grandchildren, Tyler French (Shelby), Makenzie Willard (Josh), Austin French (Sophie) and Natalie Gray (Wyatt), great grandchildren, Porter, Stella, Tucker, Charlotte and Lena, brothers, Harold Mofield of Peru, Charlie Mofield (Glenda) of Peru and Ronnie Mofield of Peru, sister, Loretta Westfall of Peru and sister in law, Connie Mofield of Peru.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, brother, Roscoe Mofield, brother-in-law, Roger Westfall, and his special dog Ali.

A private family service will be held at a later date.  Long time friend, Pastor George Dinkel will officiate the service.   The family will have Bill’s register book at the Smokehouse and would like friends to come in and sign it.

The family would like to thank Blair Ridge, Angels of Mercy and Guardian Angel Hospice for the great care they gave to Bill.

He was loved dearly and will be greatly missed.

Riverview Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

Bill’s online guestbook is available and condolences can be shared with the family at


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