Alvin Wirtz (May 29, 1947 – January 5, 2020)


Alvin Wirtz, 72, passed away Sunday, January 5, 2020 at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah, following a lengthy illness. He had been a resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming for over 15 years.

Mr. Wirtz was born on May 29, 1947 in Gretna, Manitoba, Canada; the son of Henry Wirtz and DeLoris Bonaime.
He attended schools in Neche, North Dakota.

Mr. Wirtz married Gloria Kay McMillan in Cavalier, North Dakota on July 1, 1967; they later divorced.

Alvin was a finish carpenter for Abrahamson Bros. for many years.

He was a member of the Saints Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church.

His interests included spending time with his family and friends; he loved working with his hands and after the loss of his legs, spent many, many hours building small intricate wood working projects. 

Survivors include two sons; Danny Wirtz of Cavalier, North Dakota, Christopher Wirtz of Cavalier, North Dakota, three daughters; Andrea Melling of West Fargo, North Dakota, Diana Matzke and husband Dan of West Fargo, North Dakota, Amy Carignan of Walhalla, North Dakota, two sisters; Sylvia Kalis of Walhalla, North Dakota, Jeanette Phelps and husband Mike of Cheyenne, Wyoming, fifteen grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother; Lester, and one sister; Ann.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 9:00 am Friday, January 10, 2020 at Saints Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church, 633 Bridger Avenue, Rock Springs, Wyoming. Interment will be at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at Vase Funeral Chapel from 8:00 am until time of services.

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