STOUGHTON-Fred T. Wertz passed away on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, at UW-Hospital.
Fred is survived by Eleanor Wertz, his beloved and loving wife of 64 years; his children, Raymond, Ann and Jonathan (Tamara), who loved him very much; and his grandchildren, Julie, Meghan, Sara, Sol, Isabel and Jacob “Coby”, all of whom he was very proud.
Fred met the love of his life on a blind date and married her in 1954. His love for Eleanor was exemplified by their constant togetherness and by the years of care he gave Eleanor following the onset of her Alzheimer’s disease. Fred’s signature goal was to guarantee that Eleanor would be cared for no matter what happened to him. He met this goal through careful planning and by enlisting the help of Bertha Cruz, who cares for Eleanor and who quickly became a trusted friend.
Fred was a devoted family man and friend. He was known for his raucous laugh that interrupted stories and infected those around him. He was a voracious reader, meticulous record keeper, and life-long learner; curious to the end. His interests included wood working, architecture, music, art, pottery, and sports. He was strong, thoughtful and generous to the end. He loved misbehaving dogs and the occasional cat. He will be missed.
Memorial Services will be held at GUNDERSON STOUGHTON FUNERAL AND CREMATION CARE, 1358 Hwy. 51 N at Jackson Street, Stoughton, at 1 p.m., on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. Visitation will take place at the funeral home from noon until the time of services on Sunday.
Funeral & Cremation Care
1358 Hwy. 51 N at Jackson St.