Obituary for Larry Lee Wirtjes


Obituary for Larry Lee Wirtjes

Larry Lee Wirtjes, 74, of Evansville, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Parkview Care Center. He was born September 13, 1944 in Sac City, IA to the late Ruth (Rasmussen) and Harold Wirtjes.
Larry served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, where he was awarded The Purple Heart. He worked for over 25 years for Farm & Home Hardware store in Sac City, IA. Larry enjoyed golfing, the Washington Red Skins, NASCAR, and spending time with his family and friends. He was a member of the AMVETS Post 84.
Larry is survived by his son, Dwayne Wirtjes; daughter-in-law, Selinia Wirtjes DeVoy; grandchildren, Fae Marie and Kaylee Melina Wirtjes; brother, Jim (Linda) Wirtjes; and nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Rosanna Marie (Alsop) Wirtjes; son, Lee E. Wirtjes; and brother, Steve Wirtjes.
Visitation will be from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Thursday, July 11, 2019 at Ziemer Funeral Home Central Chapel, 626 First Ave., Evansville. Funeral services will begin at 12:00 pm at the funeral home with Reverend Doug Horner and Reverend Darrick Hayden officiating.
Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to, AMVETS Post 84, 2912 Broadway Ave., Evansville, IN 47712.
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