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Thomas H. Wuertz, 68, of rural New London, died Sunday, September 3, 2023, at his home following a five-year illness.
A private family service will be held. Arrangements are with Johnson Funeral Home in New London.
Thomas was born October 15, 1954, in St. Cloud, Minnesota, the son of Norbert and Irene (Uphus) Wuertz. He grew up near Lake Henry and attended country school and later Paynesville schools, graduating from Paynesville High School in 1972. On April 21, 1979, he married Theodora "Teddie" Johnson in Lake Henry. They lived in the Minneapolis suburbs, Rogers for 24 years, and St. Michael for two years. Thomas owned and operated his own trim carpentry business for 34 years. He retired in 2019 and they moved to the New London area.
He enjoyed golfing and was a member of the Minnesota Public Golf Association. Thomas also loved hunting with his sons and grandsons.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years: Teddie of New London; his three children: Adam Wuertz of Albertville, Amy (Nick) Hagen of Chanhassen, and Jeremy (Michelle) Wuertz of Rogers; and six grandchildren: Cameron, Keegan, and Kennedy Hagen, and Wyatt, Andrew, and Avery Wuertz. Also surviving are his siblings: Mary Lou Williams of Otsego, Ken (Jane) Wuertz of Otsego, and Anna (Stewart) Erickson of New London; and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Norbert and Irene; and a brother: Daniel Wuertz.