William R. "Bill” Wurth, 91, of Lincoln passed away on Monday, November 27, 2017, at St. Clara’s Manor in Lincoln.
Bill was born on October 27, 1926, in Lincoln; son of Leo H. and Ethel May (Carpenter) Wurth. He married Ruth Ellen Wiggers on April 3, 1948, in Lincoln, she preceded him in death on June 23, 1993. He later married Vera L. Wilson on December 29, 1995, in Lincoln, IL. She survives in Lincoln.
Bill is also survived by his daughter, Cynthia Lee (Roger) Boerma of Athens, GA; two sons, Michael Lynn (Judith) Wurth of Bloomington, IL, and Stephen Robert (Linda) Wurth of Hartsburg, IL, three stepsons; one sister, Sister Mary Alan Wurth of Redbud, IL. Additionally, he is survived by eight grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, and seven step great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Ruth Ellen.
Bill retired from farming after forty-three years in Orvil Township. He did custom farming and ran Wurth Ceramics with his wife, Ruth Ellen for many years. He attended Holy Family Church in Lincoln. Bill proudly served his country in The U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of Hartsburg American Legion Post #1146, The Knights Of Columbus, and Lincoln Elks Lodge #914.
Services for Bill will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, December 1, 2017, at Holy Family Church in Lincoln. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 P.M. on Thursday, November 30, 2017, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL. A rosary will be recited at 3:30 P.M. (prior to visitation). Burial will follow the services at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Lincoln where full military rites will be accorded. Memorials may be made in William’s name to Holy Family Church, Lincoln or St. Clara’s Manor, Lincoln.