Darrell WertzOctober 11, 1928 ~ June 16, 2017 (age 88)
Darrell Wertz, 88, of Kellogg, died on Friday, June 16, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 21, at the Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory. The family will greet friends from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, June 20, at the funeral home. Memorials to the Kellogg Fire and Ambulance, Kellogg Historical Museum, or the Kellogg Christian Church.
Darrell Wertz, the son of Leslie and Muriel (Sparks) Wertz, was born on October 11, 1928 in rural Kellogg. He grew up and graduated from Kellogg High School in 1948. On August 23, 1952, Darrell was united in marriage with Nellie Quick at the Methodist Church in Knoxville. Darrell was a lifelong farmer. He and Nellie farmed in the Kellogg area from 1952-1959, then in the Prairie City area from 1959-1973, before moving back to rural Kellogg. Darrell enjoyed his farming and livestock but most of all he loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also liked to read history books and watch old westerns.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Deborah (Keith) Osborn; grandson, Travis Tysor; brother, Wayne Wertz; a sister, Marlene Wertz in infancy; and a brother-in-law, Arnold Buckley.
Those left to honor Darrell’s memory are his wife, Nellie of Kellogg; children, Doug (Jackie) Wertz of Riverton, Julie (Greg) Stokke of Ankeny, and Steve (Kellie) Wertz of Kellogg; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; his sister, June Buckley of Des Moines; and a sister-in-law, Bev Wertz of Newton.