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Michael W. Wurtz

1966 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Michael W. Wurtz Obituary
Michael W. Wurtz Born: April 22, 1966; Des Plaines, IL Died: Feb. 7, 2014; Woodstock, IL Michael W. Wurtz, 47, of Woodstock, died on February 7, 2014 at the JourneyCare Hospice Facility in Woodstock. He was born April 22, 1966 in Des Plaines, Illinois, to William N. and Ilyce (nee Tilden) Wurtz. He married Melissa M. Suriano on September 8, 2012 at Fire Station #3 in Woodstock. Michael started with the Woodstock Fire/Rescue District in January of 2002. He became a full time firefighter on July 17, 2006 under Badge Number 22, and was attached to Station #2. In addition to serving with the Woodstock Fire/Rescue District, Mike was a Police Officer with the McCullom Lake Police Department. Mike also served as a MABAS Division 5 Fire Investigator, was part of the Lake/McHenry County Wildland Firefighting Team, and was a member of the AFFI State Honor Guard. Some of his other achievements include being a member of the International Association of Firefighters Local 4813 as well as the Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Local 17. When off duty, Mike enjoyed being with his family, and was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. Mr. Wurtz is survived by his wife, Melissa M. Wurtz of Woodstock; daughters, Katelyn Wurtz, Meghan Wurtz, Reilly Wurtz; his stepchildren, Anna Kempka and Johnny Kempka; a brother, Brian Wurtz; three sisters, Debbie Murphy, Brenda Smart, Laura Wurtz; and several nieces, and nephews. His father, William N. Wurtz, preceded him in death. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at the Woodstock Assembly of God Church, 1201 Dean Street, Woodstock from 10 am until the 2 pm funeral service. Interment services will be private. For information contact the Schneider Leucht Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home in Woodstock at 815-338-1710, or visit the web site at slmcfh.com.
Published in the Northwest Herald on Feb. 9, 2014
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