William “Bill” C. Wertenberger, 91, of Wooster passed away Monday, January 30, 2023 at Glendora Healthcare Center.
He was born on September 6, 1931 in Wooster to George and Irene Fisher Wertenberger. On March 22, 1953, Bill married Tressa Pauline Hamlin, she preceded him in death in 1997.
William served his country in the United States Air Force. He retired as owner and operator Campus Gulf after 28 years. In his retirement he worked for Jewell Motor Parts and was a driver for Wayne County Mental Health Board. Bill enjoyed fishing and Cleveland Indians baseball. He was a life member of Trinity United Church of Christ and Wooster Elks Lodge.
William is survived by his children Deb (Jeffrey) Ullom of Mansfield and Jim Wertenberger of Wooster; grandchildren Melissa (Sal) Hanna, Rodney (Jessie) Hicks, Aaron (Megan) Hicks and Jamie (Aaron) Cline; great grandchildren Tressa and Sarai Hanna, Elise, Ginger, Kevin, Jack, Silvia and Emily Cline, Bresa, J.C., and Makayla Hicks; sister-in-law Maye Wertenberger of Wooster; nieces and nephews; and his dear friend Veronica Frontz of Wooster.
He was preceded in death by his brothers George, Richard and Robert Wertenberger.
Funeral service will be held Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 11:00 AM at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster with Rev. Dr. Kevan Franklin officiating. Internment will follow at Fairview Cemetery.
Friends will be received 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home. An Elks service will be held at 9:45 AM.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be to Cerebral Palsy Foundation, 3 Columbus Circle, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10019 or at their website www.yourcpf.org. or Ohio’s Hospice Lifecare, 1900 E. Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com
Jim, we know what a great loss this is for you and your family. And we also know how much you will miss taking your dad his favorite breakfast every morning. Those memories are the ones you can cherish your whole life and will carry you through the days ahead. Thinking of You!
Jim & Deb,Sincere sympathy for the passing of your Dad. He was a wonderful guy, and will be missed by many. I know Tress was waiting for him as he entered heaven. Both are now wrapped in the arms of Jesus with no pain. Your memories you carry in your heart will comfort you forever. Jim, I know he is going to miss your morning ritual of taking him a Banana and you will miss taking it to him. RIP Bill
Jim and Deb,
I am so sincerely sorry for your loss..
Gods Blessings for strength
We are so sorry for your loss. We have great memories of your Mom and Dad. They were the best neighbors. Thinking of you all during this very hard time.
Phil and Sandy Kline
I am sorry for your loss. I know he was ill and hurting for a long time. I mainly knew Bill and Tresssa through my sister Donna Franks
I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. I always enjoyed talking with him and listening to his stories. Thanks Jim for taking such great care of him.
I am so sorry about your Father God Bless
I am very sorry for your loss. Praying for the family.
Sympathy to the family of Bill. You took great care of him, what a great heart you inherited from your wonderful parents. I know my friend, Tressa, was anxiously awaiting the arrival of her fishing partner. She often expressed much joy of their days of fishing together, and now they can do that again. May God comfort you at this difficult time, and he will say “well done”. Sincerely~Bruce Leatherman & Diane Bailey
Jim And Deb So sorry for your loss of your Dad. Prayers for your family.
Jim & Deb…. So sorry for your loss…. Pops was one of my favorites and will always hold a special place in my heart…..
Dear Jim and Deb, I just now saw where Bill passed away. I am so sorry but I’ve been out of things for a few months I would have been there for you if I were able at that time. Bill was an important Person in Gale’s life and such a fun guy to be around. Please accept my deepest sympathy. Zee Hamilton