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