Henry Don Wertz, 71, of Blue River, died Thursday, November 16, 2017 at his home. He was born on March 20, 1946 in Jacksonville, IL, the son of Henry ‘Dutch’ and Nora ‘Zona’ (Millikan) Wertz. Don joined the U.S. Navy in 1964 and was honorably discharged in 1967.
He worked as a truck driver for most of his life, most recently Richardson Trucking. Don enjoyed an array of woodworking, fishing, and driving truck.
Don is survived by his sister Rebecca (William) Kagel of Cave-in-Rock, IL; nieces, Melissa (Joe Muench) Boyd of Boscobel, Stacie (Chriss) Roen of Blue River; nephew, William (Angie) Kagel of Blue River, children, Billy Don, Jamie, Anthony all of Illinois, great-niece, seven great-nephews, great-great-niece and two grandchildren.
Don was preceded in death by his parents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
A celebration of life will be held on Friday, November 24, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Blue River Community Building in Blue River. The Pratt Funeral and Cremation Service is assisting the family with their arrangements.
Online condolences may be made at prattfuneralservice.com.