William R. “Bill” Vertz, 54, Escanaba, passed away on Monday, March 23, 2015 at Christian Park Healthcare Center.
He was born in Milwaukee on October 9, 1960, the son of the late Raymond and Darlene (Artley) Vertz.
Bill graduated from Escanaba High School in 1979.
He was employed as a machinist at Andex for 15 years.
Bill loved to be outdoors fishing, hunting, four-wheeling, and driving around in his muscle cars. He also enjoyed watching basketball and cheering on the Green Bay Packers. Bill treasured his family and friends.
He was a member of St. Joseph and St. Patrick Church.
Bill is survived by his daughter, Carrie (Jason) Norden of Escanaba; sons, William Vertz Jr. and Bradley Vertz, both of Escanaba; brother, Jeff (Aimee) Vertz of Escanaba; six grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Renee Isaacson; and brother, Lenny Vertz
Visitation will be held on Monday, March 30, 2015, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. Funeral services will follow at 6 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Vertz family.
The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Vertz family.