March 28, 1924 - March 28, 2011
William Wertz, 87, of Lebanon Valley Homes and formerly of Lebanon, died March 28, 2011 at Hershey Medical Center. Born March 10, 1924 in Spencer, Nebraska, he was the son of the late William H. and Nora R. Wise Wertz. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Josephine Seiger Wertz and his second wife, Lucille Stefl Wertz. Bill was a 1942 graduate of Lebanon High School and a 1950 graduate of Lebanon Valley College. He had served in the United States Navy during WWII, serving on the Land Craft Infantry USS 464 in the Pacific Theatre. Bill was the proprietor of the Karmelkorn Shop in downtown Lebanon for 36 years, later changing the name to Wertz Candies, Inc., having retired in 1986. Bill was the first president of the Cedar Crest Booster Club. He enjoyed and loved animals, gardening, and was a University of Nebraska football fan. He enjoyed going to breakfast with friends and fellow Cumberland Street merchants, especially to the former Brooks House. Surviving are 3 sons, William H. of Cambelltown, Richard A., husband of Carla Pielmeier Wertz and Charles W., all of Lebanon; a daughter, Jean L., wife of Robert Zaun of Fredicksburg; step son, Larry Stefl, step daughter, Pam, wife of John Toki, both of Oakland, CA. and a niece and a nephew. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Ellen Zimmerman. Relatives and Friends are respectfully invited to attend Bill’s memorial service from the Ruffner-Porterfield Funeral Directors and Cremation Services, 890 Isabel Drive, (next to Quentin Circle), Lebanon on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 10 AM. Interment will be held in the Grandview Memorial Park, Annville. Friends will be received at the funeral home from 9 to 10 am on Saturday. Please omit flowers, memorial remembrances may be made in Bill’s memory to the Humane Society of Lebanon County, 140 N. Ramona Rd., Myerstown, PA 17067.
William Wertz, 87, of Lebanon Valley Homes and formerly of Lebanon, died March 28, 2011 at Hershey Medical Center. Born March 10, 1924 in Spencer, Nebraska, he was the son of the late William H. and Nora R. Wise Wertz. He was preceded in death... View Obituary & Service Information
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