Benjamin F. Wertz Jr.

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Benjamin F. Wertz Jr.

BALTIC: Benjamin F. Wertz Jr., 80, of Baltic, formerly of Fresno passed away at Oak Point Nursing Home in Baltic on Tuesday August 26, 2014.

Ben was born in Unionville, PA on September 9, 1933 to the late Benjamin Wertz Sr. and Helen (Huss) Wertz. He served in the US Air Force, was a truck driver for Yellow Trucking and was a professional roller skater.

Ben is survived by his two children: Barry (Carol) Wertz of Parkesburg, PA and Debbie (Ray Minninger) Maurer of Sinking Springs, PA; grandchildren: Megan (Jay) Kozak, Jessica (Danny) Giles, Jeremy (Nicole) Maurer, Melissa (Moe) Morris; great-grandchildren: Heather, Kaden, Ashlyn, Sean, Autumn, Aubrey, Natalie, Jacob, and Zachary; brother and sister from Pennsylvania.

Along with his parents he is preceded in death by his wife, Fern D. Wertz whom he married February 27, 1957; granddaughter, Heather Mower; and brothers and sisters.

Friends may call at The Miller Funeral Home, 639 Main St., Coshocton on Saturday August 30, 2014 from 10:00 AM-11:00 AM. Funeral procession will be leaving the funeral home at 11:00 AM for Fairview Cemetery, Fresno for the committal service, Pastor Starkey Lawrence will be officiating. Coshocton County Veterans Council will perform military honors.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Coshocton County Animal Shelter, envelopes will be available at the funeral home. An online memorial is located at


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639 Main Street Coshocton, OH 43812
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Published in the Coshocton Tribune on Aug. 28, 2014