THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Anna Wirtz, 95, Oconto Falls, died Thursday morning, June 26.
Born July 17, 1918 in the Town of Oconto Falls to Emil and Ernestine (Muth) Schindel, in her youth she worked in Chicago as a mothers helper.
On April 29, 1939 she married Chester R. Wirtz in Oconto Falls and the couple farmed all of their married lives in rural Oconto Falls where they raised four children. She once did custodial work at North Morgan School, was employed at an area cheese factory, worked in canning factories during the summer and for many years was employed at Mid-Central Tool in Oconto Falls.
Her family was her life and she enjoyed helping them build houses, mix cement and make wood and she had a big garden every year, canning, and raising chickens. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Oconto Falls.
Survivors are her three children, Keith (Judy) Wirtz, Beverly Krause, and Larry (Lynne) Wirtz, all of Oconto Falls; eight grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son and daughter-in-law, Chester J. Chet and Janice Wirtz, five brothers, four sisters, a grandson, and a great grandson.
Visitation was held from 4 to 8 pm Sunday, June 29 at Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls. Visitation continued after 9 am Monday, June 30 at the funeral home until the time of services at 11 am Monday at the funeral home. Pastor Jerry Wirtley officiated and burial followed in Woodlawn Cemetery, Oconto Falls.
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