Max Allen Wirtz © Roberts and Son Funeral Home 12-2019 Submitted by: Glenn
August 14, 1935 - December 2, 2019
Max Allen Wirtz of Blackwell, Oklahoma, died early Monday morning, December 2, 2019, in the Blackwell Regional Hospital at the age of 84 years.
Max Allen Wirtz was born on August 14, 1935, in Blackwell to Harve Emil and Lavina Elizabeth Mare (Koenig) Wirtz. He attended Waddell and Lost Creek School before transferring to Blackwell Public Schools where he attended Lovett Junior High and Blackwell High School graduating in 1953.He married Donna Gene Overbey on June 13, 1954, in Blackwell. He worked at various jobs in the area before owning and operating the Cities Service Gas Station and Ice House. He later worked for Williams Natural Gas as a corrosion technologist and retired in 1996. Following retirement he opened Lock-n-Clock and operated the business for several years. He served on the City Council for over ten years and later served as mayor until ill health forced his retirement. He was a member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church and served on the Kay County Sheriff’s Reserve. He was a member of the 45th Infantry of the National Guard and United States Army Reserve and was honorable discharged in 1963. He enjoyed working on locks and clocks and restoring antique and classic cars.
He is survived by his wife of sixty-five years, Donna Wirtz of Blackwell; two daughters, Becky Muret and fiancé Vernon Roth Jr. of Kirwin, Kansas, and Cindy Lawrence and husband Jim of Blackwell; a sister, Betty Campbell of Blackwell; a brother, Eugene Wirtz of Ponca City; four grandchildren, Dan Muret and wife Tonja of Cooper, Texas, Brian Muret and wife Channa of Blackwell, Kyle Muret and wife Jennifer of Stillwater, and Drew Wirtz of Blackwell; ten great grandchildren; and extended family, Larry and Jackie Bennett of Enid.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a son-in-law, David Muret.
Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 5th in the St. John’s Lutheran Church with Rev. Mark Mozeik officiating. Burial will follow in the St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery.
Serving as casketbearers will be Drew Wirtz, Dan Muret, Kyle Muret, Brian Muret, Larry Bennett and Jim Lawrence. Honorary casketbearers will be Raymond Thiele, Keenan Garrett, Bob Atkins, Kendal Muret, Tyler Muret and Andrew Muret.
A memorial has been established in his honor with “The Lutheran Hour” in c/o Roberts and Son Funeral Home, 120 W. Padon, Blackwell, Oklahoma 74631.
Donna Gene Overbey Wirtz © Roberts and Son Funeral Home 11-2020 Submitted by: Glenn
© Roberts and Son Funeral Home
April 1, 1935 - November 21, 2020
Donna Gene Wirtz of Blackwell, Oklahoma, died Saturday, November 21, 2020, in the O.S.U. Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at the age of 85 years.
Donna Gene Wirtz was born on April 1, 1935, in Hunnewell, Kansas, to Carl Raymond and Helen Katherine (Britton) Overbey. She grew up in Hunnewell before moving to Blackwell while in the fourth grade. She attended Blackwell Public Schools and graduated from Blackwell High School in 1953. She married Max Allen Wirtz on June 13, 1954, in Blackwell. She worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company for two years. The couple lived in Blackwell except for one year in Stillwater, where she worked as station clerk for Santa Fe Trail Transportation Company. After returning to Blackwell she served her family as a homemaker before they started Lock-N-Clock in 1988. In 2003 they sold the business and began a clock sales and service business, known as The Clock Shop. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday School for forty-three years. She was active in the Blackwell Parent-Teacher organization and as a Blue Bird and Camp Fire leader. She enjoyed gardening, decorating for various holidays, and her family, especially her grandchildren. Her husband preceded her in death on December 2, 2019, and she continued to make Blackwell her home.
She is survived by two daughters, Cindy Lawrence and husband Jim of Blackwell and Becky Muret Roth and husband Vernon of Kirwin, Kansas; four grandchildren, Dan Muret and wife Tonja of Cooper, Texas, Brian Muret and wife Channa of Blackwell, Kyle Muret and wife Jennifer of Stillwater, and Drew Wirtz and fiancé Brook of Tonkawa; ten great grandchildren; and “adopted” family, Larry and Jackie Bennett of Enid.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Raymond and Robert Overbey; three sisters, Eileen King, Wilma Tobin and MaryAnn Overbey; and a son-in-law, David Muret.
A public graveside service is scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Friday, November 27th in the St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery northeast of Blackwell with Rev. Mark Mozeik officiating.
Honorary casketbearers will be Vernon Roth, Jim Lawrence, Larry Bennett, Brian Muret, Dan Muret, Kyle Muret and Drew Wirtz.
A memorial has been established in her honor with the St. John’s Lutheran Church in c/o Roberts and Son Funeral Home, 120 W. Padon, Blackwell, Oklahoma 74631.
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