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Richard Thomas "Tom" Wertenberger

October 9, 1952 — June 14, 2023

Baroda

Richard Thomas "Tom" Wertenberger

Richard Thomas “Tom” Wertenberger, 70, of Baroda passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2023 at Corewell Health South, St. Joseph.  

 

A funeral service will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, June 24, 2023 at Pike Funeral and Cremation Services, The Boyd Chapel, 9191 Red Arrow Hwy, Bridgman, with Reverend Chris Peddie, officiating. Friends may meet with the family from 5 -7 PM on Friday, June 23, 2023 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, Bridgman. Memorial contributions may be given to the Make-A-Wish Foundation 7600 Grand River Ave., Suite 175 Brighton, MI 48114 or the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. Online condolences accepted at www.PikeFH.com.

 

Tom was born on October 9, 1952 in Wabash, IN the son of the late James and Edna (Lautzenheiser) Wertenberger. After earning his degree from Purdue University, Tom moved to Michigan to work at Weldun International where he met the love of his life, Dolores Boldt. They married on April 29th, 1977 and shared 46 memorable years together. Tom was a very hard working family man who enjoyed coaching his children’s sports, singing in the choir and teaching Sunday School at Zion United Church of Christ, Baroda. Tom’s first love was God and then his family. He enjoyed being outdoors by farming, gardening and fishing, and in his younger years he liked to water ski and wrestle. Tom was also a Mr. Fix-It, everything had a use, he was not wasteful. He never met a stranger, and always wore a smile.

 

Survivors include his wife, Dolores; three sons: Matthew Wertenberger, Joel (Melanie) Wertenberger, Nathanael (Tiffanie) Wertenberger; a daughter: Heidi (Matthew) Cuthbert; five grandchildren: Zackary and Alexa Lamonday, Reed and Ellestyn Wertenberger and Hudson Cuthbert; a sister: Martha (Danny) Young, a brother: Larry (Roxie) Wertenberger and a sister-in-law: Paula Wertenberger.

 

Tom was also preceded in death by a brother, Charles Wertenberger.

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Visitation

Friday, June 23, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Pike Funeral and Cremation Services, The Boyd Chapel

9191 Red Arrow Hwy, Bridgman, MI 49106

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Funeral Service

Saturday, June 24, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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9191 Red Arrow Hwy, Bridgman, MI 49106

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Saturday, June 24, 2023

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