James Gregory Wurtz

Born: Tue., Mar. 12, 1946
Died: Mon., Mar. 15, 2010

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Jim Wurtz, age 64, of Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro, GA died on Monday, March 15, 2010 at Saint Joseph''s Hospital. He was born on March 12, 1946, in Cincinnati, OH to Marian and Carl Wurtz. He graduated from Archbishop Moeller High School in 1964 and the University of Dayton in 1968. He also received his MBA from Central Michigan University. He worked as an engineer for Ford Motor Company for 29 years before retiring in 2002. He and his wife, Karen, came to Reynolds Plantation from Farmington Hills, MI two years ago. He was an avid golfer, a member of the Reynolds Men''s Golf Association and a volunteer with the Rotary Club. He was a member of Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church.

In addition to his mother Marian Wurtz, he is survived by his wife of twenty-six years, Karen Wurtz; a daughter, Kelsey Wurtz of Chicago, IL; a son, James P. Wurtz of Kalamazoo, MI; a sister, Sandra Evans and husband Roger of Toledo, OH; two brothers, Kenneth Wurtz and wife Janet of Mokena, IL and Steven Wurtz and wife Bonnie of Cincinnati, OH; a sister-in-law, Joan Wurtz of Cincinnati, OH; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Kathi Gruber and husband Mike of Detroit, MI; and Kevin Konat and wife Valerie of Eastpointe, MI; and a host of other relatives and friends. In addition to his father, Carl Henry Wurtz, he was preceded in death by his brother, Carl Wurtz.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, March, 18, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at Christ Our King & Savior Catholic Church in Greensboro, GA with Father G. Philip Ryan officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Heart Association, 1720 Epps Bridge Road, Suite 108-383, Athens, GA 30606. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

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John and Debbie Larson
   Posted Wed March 17, 2010
Dear Karen, Kelsey, Jimmy and family, Words cannot describe our sorrow for you during this difficult time. We were extremely saddened to hear of Jim's passing. Please know that we are thinking of you during this difficult time and are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you in the days ahead with the memories of a wonderful husband, father and friend to so many. With our deepest and heartfelt sympathy, John and Debbie

Greene County Public Library
   Posted Wed March 17, 2010
Once again, we want to tell you how very sorry we are about the death of your husband. You are being and will be lifted up in our prayers. The Staff of Greene County Library

Tom Ritter
   Posted Thu March 18, 2010
Karen, Jimmy and Kelsy: So sorry to hear of your Jims passing. Be assured, I will keep him in my nightly devotionnal prayers for the perpetual light to shine upon him. Karen: when things settle please give me a call at 248-625-7801. Love and be well, Tom Ritter

Betsy and Bob Moran
   Posted Thu March 18, 2010
Dear Karen, Words can not describe how sorry we are to hear about Jim. What a horrible tragedy! Please know you and the kids are in our thoughts and prayers. Please e mail or call when you get a chance. Love, Bob and Betsy Moran

Carl, Pam, and Emma Wurtz
   Posted Thu March 18, 2010
Dear Karen, Kelsey, and Jimmy, We were deeply saddened to hear about Uncle Jim. We wish we could have made the trip to Georgia for the funeral. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. When things settle down, please don't hesitate to write or call. We'd love to keep in touch. Prayers, Carl, Pam and Emma Wurtz

Katie and John Fleming and kids
   Posted Mon March 22, 2010
Aunt Karen, Jimmy, and Kelsey; You are in our thoughts and prayers during your time of need. I am so sorry I couldn't be there for the funeral and for support. I will miss Uncle Jim so much. If you need anything don't hesitate to call me at 419-307-6757. We love you all. Katie, John and the kids

Georgina Weddell
   Posted Mon March 29, 2010
Karen, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please take comfort from your family and friends. I know they are there for you. Warm regards, Georgina

Joann Crawford
   Posted Mon March 29, 2010
Karen, I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of your husband. No doubt he was a wonderful person just like you. Please know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers. I miss seeing you at market along with the many, many friends you made through the years.