Allen J. Wersching|
Born: June 8, 1947; in Chicago, IL
Died: Aug. 9, 2014; in Morris, IL
Allen "Al" J. Wersching, age 67, of Coal City, formerly Glenwood, passed away Saturday, August 9, 2014, at Morris Hospital.
Born June 8, 1947 in Chicago, Al was the son of Joseph and Margaret Sosnowski-Wersching. He was raised and educated in Chicago, graduating from Mendel High School with the class of 1965. Al would go onto serve honorably in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Conflict.
On June 19, 1970, he married Carolyn Loseke in Spokane, Washington. After moving to Coal City, Al became a member of the Coal City United Methodist Church, and was well known for his ability for fixing things as a handyman. In his spare time, he enjoyed doing word searches, but will be most remembered for his passion for family and being a wonderful papa to his beloved grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife Carolyn; two children: Stacey (Darren) Roach of Coal City and Brian (Kristine) Wersching of Ramstein, Germany; four grandchildren: McKenna, Hayleigh and Aubrey Roach and Liam Wersching; one sister: Joann (Roger) Barbero of Atlantic, Iowa and numerous nieces and nephews.
Al was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 14, 2014, between the hours of 4:00pm and 8:00pm at Reeves Funeral Home, 75 North Broadway (one block North of Illinois Route 113) in Coal City. Funeral Services will be on Friday, August 15th at 10:00AM in the funeral home with the Reverend Walter Carlson officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood.
Preferred memorials can be made as gifts in Al's memory to the Colon Cancer Alliance, www.ccalliance.org
Friends may sign the online guest book or send private condolences to the family by logging onto: www.ReevesFuneral.com
Funeral arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, LTD in Coal City. 815-634-2125.
Published in Morris Daily Herald on Aug. 13, 2014