|Birth: ||Nov. 12, 1939|
|Death: ||Nov. 16, 2010|
Vernon W. Wertz, 71, of Oswego, Kansas died at 1:40 a.m., Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at Oswego Home Place in Oswego.
Vernon was born November 12, 1939 at Edna, Kansas to Forrest and Mary Emma (Williams) Wertz. Vernon was very civic minded and loved helping people. He was a member of Assembly of God Church in Oswego, even serving as Deacon for a number of years while his health allowed, a member of Oswego Rotary Club and Gange Club. He loved gardening, bowling, and fishing for catfish and the occasional bullfrog.
On August 29, 1959 he married M. JoAnn Dunnic at Hutchinson, Kansas. He served in the United States Army as a Section Chief and was stationed in Germany. He received the Good Conduct Medal and Expert M-14 Rifleman. He and his wife owned the Oswego Western Auto Store from 1975-1984. He retired from Labette County Highway Department in February of 2010 after 19 years of service.
Vernon was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Jo on August 15, 2005.
Survivors include one daughter, Cathy Triplett and husband Doug of rural Thayer, Kansas; one son, Gregory Wertz and wife B.J. of Oswego; eight grandchildren, Erika, Ashton, Briley Triplett and Kaylene, Justice, Lili, and Annie Wertz, and Chase Nash; one great-grandson, Easton Gormley; three brothers, Don Wertz and wife Billie of Erie, Jerry Wertz and wife Thelma of Parsons, and Marvin Wertz and wife Patty of Oswego; four sisters, Evelyn Perry and husband Charles of Oswego, Ellen Ehrlich of Hutchinson, Barbara Shetley and husband Rick of Oswego, and Marlene Walker and husband Eldon of Oswego.
The family will receive friends at Murdock Funeral Home in Oswego from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 17, 2010.
Funeral Service will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, November 18, 2010 at Assembly of God Church in Oswego with Pastor Steve McBrien officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Valley Cemetery south of Oswego. The family suggests memorials to Assembly of God Church or Harry Hynes Hospice.
Arrangements are under the direction of Murdock Funeral Home in Oswego, Kansas.
Forrest John Wertz (1916 - 2003)
Mary Emma Wertz (1918 - 2000)
M. Joann Dunnic Wertz (1942 - 2005)
Gerald R. Wertz (1938 - 2016)*
Vernon W Wertz (1939 - 2010)
Pleasant Valley Cemetery
Created by: Betty
Record added: Nov 16, 2010
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