William Charles Werts

William Charles Werts

March 23, 1935 -- June 5, 2019

William Charles Werts, of Columbus, died peacefully at his home on Wednesday, June 5, 2019.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 10, at St. Isidore Catholic Church. Visitation will be from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, June 9 at McKown Funeral Home, with a vigil service beginning at 5 p.m., also at the funeral home. Visitation will continue from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Monday morning at St. Isidore Church. A luncheon will follow at the church, with graveside services set for 2 p.m. on Monday at the St. Edward Catholic Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to St. Isidore Church.

William Charles Werts was born March 23, 1935, on a farm northwest of St. Edward, to Charles and Helen (Boltz) Werts.

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William began his education at Mount Pleasant Country School, and then attended St. Edward School. On Jan.15, 1955, William was united in marriage to Iola Zabka at the St. Edward Catholic Church rectory. The couple lived on a farm west of Columbus for over 60 years. William worked at Behlen Manufacturing from 1953 until retiring in 1997 after 44 years of service. He enjoyed spending time with his family, and especially his grandchildren. In retirement he enjoyed wood working, traveling, and working on the farm.

William was a member of St. Isidore Catholic Church in Columbus. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by wife, Iola Werts (for 64 years) of Columbus; daughter, Debra Parsons of Lincoln; son, Bradley (Bette) Werts of Lincoln; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; brother, Jerry (Linda) Werts of Humbolt; sister, Pat (Homer) Nelson of Genoa; many other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by parents, Charles and Helen Werts; infant brother, Billy Werts; brothers: Jim Werts, Denny Werts and Duane Werts; sisters: Annie Werts and Delores Torson; sister-in-law, Viola Zabka Werts.

Remembrances can be sent to www.mckownfuneralhome.com.

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