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Edgar Wirth

Edgar Wirth

Edgar W. “Bud” Wirth, 86, of New Athens, IL, born August 18, 1931 in New Athens, passed away Friday, August 28, 2017 at the New Athens Home for the Aged in New Athens. Mr. Wirth honorably served his country with the U.S. Army from 1953-1955. He was the owner of Wirco Castings Foundry in New Athens. He was a member of SAE Fraternity, Rotary International, Zion Evangelical Church in Millstadt, IL and various organizations concerned with manufacturing and gray iron foundries.

Mr. Wirth was preceded in death by his parents; Edgar O. and Ollie (Knewitz) Wirth, his wife; Sally Harrison (Carroll) Wirth whom he married in Webster Groves, MO in 1956 and who preceded him in death on August 19, 2011 and his children; Michael Wirth and Nancy Wirth.

“Bud” as he was commonly known is survived by his grandchildren; Jillian and Justin Wirth, sister; Patricia Bartsokas-Huth of Marrieta, OH, 3 nephew; Frank Drinkhouse of Belleville, IL Dr. Tom Bartsokas of Marietta, OH and David Bartsokas of Wildwood, MO and their families, 1 niece; Anne Dailey of Seattle, WA and family, sister-in-law Kathleen Knight of Rhinebeck, NY and Martha “Marty” (Jelliffe) Wirth of New Athens who is the wife of Bud’s late cousin George Wirth.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the New Athens Home for the Aged.

Visitation; Friends may call from 2 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL.

Funeral: Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL with Rev. Darrell Weber officiating.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Administrator says:

    I worked for Bud for about 11 years at Wirco. The man always treated me right and if we met in public he was gracious. I respected him and he respected me. he was a good man.

    Posted by: Robert {Rocker} Votrain – Ironton, MO – Coworker Sep 02, 2017

  2. Administrator says:

    Pat, our sympathy to you and your family. May Bud rest peacefully now.

    Jeanne (Hacker)Jansen & Dorothy Hacker

    Posted by: Jeanne Jansen – Fairview Heights, IL – Acquaintance Sep 02, 2017

  3. Administrator says:

    My deepest sympathy on your loss. May God Bless and keep you.


    Posted by: Norma Volner – Waterloo, IL – Friend Sep 06, 2017

  4. Administrator says:

    Many memories of Bud pushing us in athletics and seeing him working Mike out in basketball and baseball. Touched a lot of people. Our condolences to his sister Pat and her family and other members of Bud’s extended family

    Posted by: Michael Buettner – Batesville, IN – Friend Sep 07, 2017

  5. Administrator says:

    I just saw the notice of Bud’s passing this morning. Immediately so many wonderful memories came rushing back. Bud was so important to me while i was growing up. He helped make for a great childhood. Thank you Bud. Rest in peace.

    Posted by: Raymond Pour – Swansea, IL – Friend Sep 10, 2017

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