Firman Henry Werth, 71, Ellsworth, died Thursday, March 1, 2018, at his home in rural Ellsworth.
He was born Oct. 11, 1946, in Schoenchen to Paul and Emmerentia “Emmy” (Haselhorst) Werth.
After moving to Ellsworth in 1997, he married Irene Vodraska on Oct. 3, 1998. He was a shop foreman and diesel mechanic for Hi-Plains Sand, Kanopolis for 35 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during Vietnam.
He was a member of the Ellsworth American Legion Post 174, St. Bernard Catholic Church, Ellsworth, and Knights of Columbus.
He enjoyed his family dearly. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandpa, brother, uncle, and friend. His horses were spoiled by him daily. As an American Legion member, he helped with military funerals and marched in parades. When someone called he always was there to help.
Survivors include his wife, Ellsworth; his children, Craig Werth and wife, Rosie, Denise Miller, Schofield, Wis., Cliff Werth, Victoria, Candy Charowhas and husband, Pete, Ellsworth, Jamie Cunningham, Ellsworth, and Alex Cunningham and wife, Alli, Great Bend; 11 grandchildren, Christian, Dakota and Bryce Miller, Kendra Werth, Hailey and Derek Werth, Ava and Sailor Charowhas, Chesney Cunningham, Colton Hower, and Cannon Cunningham; his siblings, Marilyn Leiker and husband, Alex, Hays, Arlen Werth and wife, Gay, Great Bend, Ivan Werth and wife, Shirley, Hays, Gary Werth and wife, Lisa, Schoenchen, Donna Werth and husband, Ron, McCook, Neb., Carolyn Windholz and husband, Wayne, Victoria, Wayne Werth and wife, Mary, Hutchinson, Alton Werth and wife, Terri, Pittsburg, Texas, Joan Rogers, Webb City, Mo., and Ellen Montgomery and husband, Tom, Hays.
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandchildren Derreck, Devin, and Dexter Urban, and Coral Cunningham; and brother-in-law, Jerry Rogers.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Ellsworth; burial in Buckeye Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. Monday at Parsons Funeral Home, Ellsworth.
A vigil/rosary will be at 7 p.m. Monday with family present from 6 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in care of Parsons Funeral Home, Ellsworth.
Condolences can be sent to the family at parsonsfh.com.