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Obituary: Robert Wertz, Seymour

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Mr. Robert G. “Bob” Wertz, 85, of Seymour passed away at 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 28, 2014 at Seymour Crossing.

Bob was born June 5, 1928 in Flat Rock. He was the son of the late Paul “Curly” and Madge Robertson Wertz. On July 26, 1958 in Shelbyville, he married Catherine Schoentrup, who survives in Seymour. She was the love of his life as well as his only true dance partner.

Survivors also include his son and daughter-in-law, David Gene and Julie Wertz; four grandchildren, David Paul Wertz, Meredith (Rusty) Wampler, Rachel (Dan) Jackson, and Rebecca (Joe) Xayaveth; and four great-grandchildren, Daegan Wampler, Avery Wampler, Mila Xayaveth and Evelyn Jackson. Bob is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Rita Wertz of Edinburgh.

Bob was a member of Saint Ambrose Catholic Church in Seymour. He was a 1946 graduate of Flat Rock High School and an Army veteran, where prior to discharge he served as librarian for Camp Atterbury.

Locally, Bob, together with his wife Catherine, owned the first pizza shop in Seymour called A Ring, A Bring. Many still called him “P.M.,” which is short for “Pizza Man”. Bob was an agent with Commonwealth Insurance and was an accountant with Union Starch in Columbus. Bob retired after 28 years with J.C. Penney Co.

Bob had a special green thumb for rose gardening; many sought his advice on the proper husbandry of roses.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday April 2, 2014 at Saint Ambrose Catholic Church in Seymour by the Rev. Father Dan Staublin with the assistance of Deacon Mike East. Burial will follow at Flat Rock Cemetery with military honors conducted by the VFW Post #1925, American Legion Post #89, Disabled American Veterans #47, Korean and Vietnam Veterans, all of Seymour.

Family and Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at Voss Funeral Home. A Rosary will be prayed at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be written to Saint Ambrose Catholic Church or for Masses to be offered for Bob.

Condolences may be sent to the family through Voss Funeral Service email at

A complete obituary may be viewed on the funeral home website at

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