G. Willis Wentz
G. Willis Wentz, age 82, of 3145 State Route 96 East, Shelby, died Wednesday, November 20, 1996, at his home after a lengthy illness. He was born September 22, 1914 in Shelby the son of Carl Levi and Ethel Clare (Hershiser) Wentz.
Mr. Wentz had owned the Texico Station at the corner of Main and Broadway Streets in Shelby. During World War II he worked at the Ohio Steel Tube Company. He was then employed at the Firestone Store and Robinson Hardware. He was a member of the First Lutheran Church where he was an usher. He was a 50 year member of the Union Grange. Mr. Wentz enjoyed woodworking, traveling and fishing.
He is survived by his wife, Mildred (Dick) Wentz, whom he married on May 27, 1939; 1 daughter and son-in-law, Diana and David Kowalka of Ashland, Ohio; 1 sister-in-law, Nadine Wentz of Vestel, New York; many foster grandchildren and foster great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Dorothy Jane Wentz in 1994; and a brother, Levi Hershiser Wentz in 1980.
Calling hours will be held on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Turner Funeral Home in Shelby where funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10:30 A.M. with Rev. D. Evan Houck and Rev. June Fryman, officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby.
Memorial expressions may be made to Hospice of North Central Ohio or to the First Lutheran Church and left in care of the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, Ohio 44875.