William Carl Wurtz, 76, of Lost Lake passed away February 18, 2012 at KSB Hospital.
Bill was born November 12, 1935, in Oak Park, Illinois.
Bill served one year in the National Guard and four years in the Air Force. Bill was a very humble man. Never understanding the extent to which his love influenced his family and friends. Bill loved all of us, family, friends and acquaintances. He was always helping and giving of what he had, a helping hand, a story, a joke, even giving up his fishing secrets. Bill fished with his friends, children and grandchildren. When you met Bill he was your friend. He was truly a kind man.
He is survived by the love of his life, Carolyn (Allenfort) Wurtz, his wife of 53 years; a daughter Cari Zwick; two sons, Jeffrey and Christopher; twelve grandchildren, Nicholas McGinn, William Zwick, Elizabeth Zwick, Jeffrey, Hayden, Reagan, Steffan, Kristin, Carolyn, Samuel, Margaret and Georgia Wurtz; three great-grandchildren, Mark David and Savanna Wurtz.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents Georgia Ray (Andrews) and Elmer Carl Wurtz.
Memorial service will be held at 11:00 am Thursday February 23, 2012 with a visitation one hour prior at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 803 Paddock St., Ashton, Illinois 815-453-7314. Cremation rites have been accorded by Coulon-Lyons Family Funeral Homes and Cremation Services 815-453-2441.