Richard Wertz

Richard L. Wertz Sr.

Saturday, April 6th, 1940 - Tuesday, August 11th, 2020
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Richard L. Wertz, Sr., 80, of Lewistown, passed away on Tuesday August 11, 2020 at his home.
Born April 6, 1940 in Lewistown, he was the son of the late William Clyde Wertz and Elizabeth (Fleisher) Wertz. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his siblings, Donald Wertz, Randell Wertz, Bernice Snook, William Wertz, and C. Herbert Wertz.
Richard is survived by his loving wife, Darlene (Yeater) Wertz, whom he married on August 16, 1959; also surviving are children: Kelly Peters and husband Michael, Jody Aumiller, Marcy Russell and husband Stefan, and Richard Wertz, Jr., all of Lewistown; a sister, Kay Wertz, of Reedsville Grandchildren, Jennifer Russler, Ryan Laub and wife Kelsey, Katlyn Kreider and husband Matthew, Alex Peters and wife Racheal, and Stephanie Aumiller, Step Grandchildren, Matthew Russell, Hillary Green, Suzanne Murray, Cody Peters, Kyle Peters, Zane Peters, and Troy Peters, Great Grandchildren, Brayden and Aubrey Laub, Knox Hartman, and Locke Kreider, and Step-Great-Grandchildren, Nolan Peters, Porter Peters, Jonna Peters, Elijah Peters, Abigail Peters, Kaija Green, Dresyn Green, Jashaun Green, and Mia Green.
He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, where he was a member of the First Foundation Sunday School Class. He enjoyed spending time with his beloved family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was also an avid Penn State Football and NASCAR fan.
A graveside service in loving memory of Richard will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday August 18, 2020 at Mount Rock Cemetery with Rev Richard Williams officiating.
Arrangements are under the care of The Barr Funeral Home Inc. & Crematory, 120 Logan Street, Lewistown.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Richard’s memory are respectfully encouraged to: Grace United Methodist Church, 101 Logan Street, Lewistown, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 802 S Sheridan St, Philadelphia PA 19147.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Tuesday, August 18th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Tuesday, August 18th, 2020 10:00am
    Mt Rock Cemetery
    Oakland Ave
    LEWISTOWN, PA 17044
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    Rev. Richard Williams
  • Interment

    Mt Rock Cemetery
    Oakland Ave
    LEWISTOWN, PA 17044
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Meri Beth Garland

Posted at 09:35am
Kelly and family,
I am so sorry to hear of Dick's passing. Please take care of each other. I have so many fond memories of Dick and Darlene. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Meri Beth (Troutman) Garland

David Mayes

Posted at 10:09am
Your family is in my heart and prayers. My condolences on the passing of Richard. I always enjoyed hang out with your family.
Dave Mayes

Thomas Laub

Posted at 07:00am
Very sorry to hear of Dick's passing . My condolences to the family.

Bob and Molly Clark and Family

Posted at 06:56pm
Marcy, Steve, and Kaitlyn...So sorry to hear of your Dad's are all in our thoughts and prayers...

Bob and Maryjean Posted at 05:47pm

Darlene and family, Bob and I are deeply sorry to learn of Dick’s passing. We have so many happy memories of times we spent together. Our love and prayers are with you all.

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