WERTZ, Paul R.

Paul R. Wertz August 14, 1917 – July 11, 2015 Age 97 years. Paul passed away at his home after a struggle with dementia and age-related illnesses. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Virginia “Ginny” Wertz. Paul and Ginny were married for 68 years. He is survived by his son, John H. Wertz. Paul grew up with his late brother, John, in Chappell, Nebraska. He went on to University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he met Ginny. Paul served his country in the Army for four years. A great Husker fan, Paul never, never missed a game. He excelled at golf and loved playing at Happy Hollow Club where he was a member for 68 years. Paul also belonged to Sunrise Country Club in Palm Desert, California. An outstanding card player, he enjoyed Bridge and was a lethal Gin Rummy player. Paul was a successful investment banker, beginning his career at Smith-Polian and later moving on to Kirkpatrick, Pettis, Smith, Polian where he was Senior Vice President of Sales for 25 years. He later was with Smith-Hayes, working there well into his 70s! Paul was truly a gentleman and always a very dapper dresser. Wherever they would go, he and Ginny made a very handsome couple. He was loved by all who knew him and will be missed by many! A special thank you to Lynn Palmesano and Diane for the excellent care they gave Paul during his last years. A CELEBRATION OF LIFE will be held on Sunday, August 16th from 1pm to 3pm at Happy Hollow Club, 1701 S. 105th St.

HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN DWORAK & CUTLER Mortuaries and Crematories 7805 West Center Road Omaha, Nebraska 68124 (402) 391-3900

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