George was born in St. Louis, Missouri on June 9, 1935, a son of the late George A. Sr. & Margaret (Hertling) Wurtz.
He was the husband of Doris M. (Kohlbusch) Wurtz. They were united in marriage on July 17, 1959, in Stony Hill, Missouri. Doris survives at their home.
George is also survived by their two children, a daughter, Vicki Hughes & husband BJ, of New Haven, Missouri; and a son, David Wurtz & wife Teresa, of Wildwood, Missouri; his grandchildren, Jennifer Hughes, of New Haven; Michelle Pruessner & husband Brian, of Eureka, Missouri; Heather VanderLaan, of the state of California; and Jacob & Sarah Wurtz, both of Wildwood; by two great grandchildren, Heidi and Daisy VanderLaan, by a brother, James Wurtz & wife Melva, of New Haven, Missouri; and by nieces, nephews, and many friends. He is preceded in death by his parent, and an infant son Steven.
George proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1956-1958. He was a member of St. James Evangelical Church, Stony Hill, Missouri. He was a past Chamber of Commerce President, which he was very active in, a former Cub Scout Leader and was a R-2 School Board member.
George and his wife Doris owned and operated the New Haven Western Auto Store. After they closed the store in 1992 he went to work at Ace Hardware in Washington, where he became the store manager until his retirement. In his free time George enjoyed hunting, doing construction projects around the house, traveling with his wife, and spending time with his family and friends. He also had an interest in fire arms and was an avid St. Louis Cardinal Fan.
Visitation will be held Monday, May 6th from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home, New Haven.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at St. James Evangelical Church, Stony Hill, with Rev. Tom Lloyd officiating.
Burial will be at St. James Cemetery. Memorials may be given to St. James Evangelical Church or Alzheimer's Association. C/O Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home.