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John Wiertel

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Ramona John "Jack" Wiertel, age 68, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his youngest daughter's home in Peoria, IL. Arriving just three days prior, he was able to hold his granddaughter, Josephine, for the first and last time. Jack was born and raised on the south side of Chicago. He attended Bradley University and was a star player for their hockey club. He graduated in 1972 and worked as a financial planner where he built many lasting friendships. Jack retired and lived out his final years in sunny San Diego. Our Dad was a man of many quarks: 1/2 stick of big red gum, 300 piece puzzles, honey on everything, terrible Christmas lights, crossword puzzles in red ink, racetrack trifecta bets, a love for plant life and oh so many Diner breakfasts. "Stat Jacks" leaves a legacy of Kentucky Derby parties, goofy polka dancing, and a contagious laugh. "Gramps" will be dearly missed.Jack is survived by his three children and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Anthony and Phyllis Wiertel. Jack's children plan to do a private spreading of ashes in Ramona in honor of his life. Please sign the guest book online at legacy.com/obituaries/ ramonasentinel John Jack' Wiertel November 4, 1950 - July 15, 2019
Published in the Ramona Sentinel on Aug. 8, 2019
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