Paul E. Wertz Sr., 72, self-employed

By on May 16, 2012

Paul E. "Brownie" Wertz Sr., 72, of Stevens, died of natural causes at his home Wednesday, May 9, 2012.

Born in Narvon, he was the son of the late Clarence and Grace (Weller) Wertz.

He was self-employed most of his life.

Surviving is his wife: Frances (Peters) Wertz, of Denver; five children: Paula Wertz, of Lancaster; Paul E., Jr., husband of Tina (Hehnly) Wertz, of Denver; Harry C. Wertz, fiancée of Kim Schoener, of Denver; Tammy, wife of Robert W. Ferrell, of Stevens; and Jason L., husband of Christine (Bentley) Wertz, of Denver; 11 grandchildren; two brothers: Raymond, of Narvon; and Joe, of Morgantown; and two sisters: Patsy Hooper and Doris Fryberger, both of Narvon.

Preceding him in death are a son: Kevin James Wertz; three brothers: Clarence, Charles and James Wertz; and a sister: Marion Schaeffer.

Funeral services were held on May 12 at the Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland, with the Rev. Timothy Heitz officiating. Interment took place in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Groff-High Funeral Home, 145 W. Main St., New Holland, PA 17557 to assist the family with expenses.

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