John Philip Wirtz, age 57, of Bonne Terre passed away Thursday, October 07, 2021, at his residence. He was born on Wednesday, June 24, 1964 in St. Louis. to the late, Paul and Lisbeth (Gimpel) Wirtz Sr. He was a member of the Silver Springs Baptist Church in Bonne Terre.
John is survived by his two loving sons, John P.(Emily) Wirtz Jr ,and Levi Wirtz; two special nephews he raised as his own, Kevin and Kyle Click; a very dear and special nephew that he called his best friend growing up Bill Dane; siblings, Paul Wirtz Jr., Janet Brown, Ella Dane and Dorothy “Dottie” Douglas, along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Lisbeth (Gimpel) Wirtz Sr.; and his loving wife Rachael (Lauck) Wirtz.
John proudly served his country in the United States Army and National Guard. He was an avid duck hunter, loved fishing and the outdoors. He loved his true companion fur baby Zeke. John enjoyed watching TV Land, The Andy Griffith Show and westerns. He liked to dabble in pyrotechnics, fireworks and anything that went “Boom”. He was a prankster and his favorite radio station he liked to listen to was K-She 95.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, October 12, 2021 from 11:00am until service time of 1:00pm at C. Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre with Pastor Jay O’Neil officiating.
Graveside service will follow at Bonne Terre Cemetery, with full military honors. Memorials can be made to CZ Boyer & Son Funeral Home for Funeral expenses Arrangements are under the direction of C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre. View obituary and share condolences online at www.www.czboyer.com