LEWISTOWN - Kenneth R. Wert Sr., 78, of Ort Valley Road, Lewistown, died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, at his son's residence on Church Lane, Milroy.
He was born Nov. 10, 1934, in New Lancaster Valley, the son of the late Brown M. and Annie Victoria (Eastwood) Wert.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Doris A. Wert, in November 1981, and his second wife, Nancy L. Wert, on Jan. 12, 2011.
He is survived by: siblings, Sarah Syoc, of Golden LivingCenter-William Penn, Norman E. Wert, of Ohesson Manor, and Curtis B. Wert and wife, Nancy, Victoria Thompson and husband, Larry, and Arthur L. Wert and wife, Alice, all of Milroy; children, Kenneth R. Wert Jr. and wife, Cindy, Sue E. Wert and companion, Stephen Harbst, of Milroy; stepchildren, Tammy Eckey, Teresa Walters and Tracie McCartle and husband, Melvin, all of Lewistown; three grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and three step great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by: brothers, George and Glenn Wert; sisters, Florence M. "Sis" Hassinger, Erma Schulz and Mary Heimbach; infant brother, William Wert; and two infant sisters, Dorothy and Luella Wert.
Ken was employed at Standard Steel for 30 years, retiring in 1998. He was a member of the Mount Rock Church. He was a loving and caring father, grandfather and friend and will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him.
The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Barr Funeral Home Inc., 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Roland Pecht officiating. Interment will be in Mount Rock Cemetery. A viewing will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Home Nursing Agency, P.O. Box 352 Altoona, PA 16603-0352 or the Mount Rock Church, c/o Roland Pecht 3326 Honey Creek Road, Milroy, PA 17063.
Condolences can be made at www.barrfh.com.