Jesse S. Wertz LEWISTOWN - Jesse S. Wertz, 78, a resident of Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown, formerly of Strodes Mills, died at 5:30 pm. Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999, at the nursing home.
Born Sept. 6, 1921, in McVeytown, he was a son of the late William B. and Esther A. (Harshbarger) Wertz. His wife, Margaret "Peg" (Ammerman) Wertz, died Nov. 17, 1998.
Surviving are: a son, Kenneth Wertz, Georgia; brothers and sisters, Cora Elder, Brookline Manor, Mifflintown, Ruth E. Sunderland, Newton Hamilton, Roy K. Wertz and Lloyd L. Wertz, both of McVeytown RR, Mrs. Clarence (Betty R.) Cramer, Three Springs RR and Harold I. Wertz, McVeytown.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Russell B. Wertz, H. Blair Wertz and Herman P. Wertz.
He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre.
Early in life, he was employed at the Harbison Walker Refractories, Mount Union. He was a self-employed farmer and he retired from the Oliver Township Highway Department.
Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 South Market St., McVeytown, with the Rev. Jeannette Rapp officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown.
Family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today and from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the services Wednesday at the funeral home.