April 15, 2020
Thomas Henry Wertz II (Tom) was born July 14, 1964, at Lutheran Hospital in Wheatridge, Colorado to Thomas Henry and Nancy Caroll (Behnke) Wertz. On April 15, 2020, at the age of 55, he passed away at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colorado. From a very young age Tom always had a passion for the outdoors, hunting, and guns. He was never without a good dog or two. His father and his dogs were his favorite adventure companions. However, over the years, he had many outdoor and hunting buddies who were dear, close friends. Walking the hills and searching for the game was more important than filling the tag. He always had exciting and wild stories of his hunting trips. The most thrilling were about his trips to both Africa and Alaska. However, he also had good memories of his 14 years of going to Texas to hunt wild boar (Arizona too) as well as his 18 years of going to the coyote calling contest in Wyoming with his dad. Tom was an avid outdoorsman and had a respect for wildlife that he passed down to his nephews and shared with friends. His knowledge of guns and cartridges was phenomenal, as many of his friends could attest to. Tom was an avid pool player and competed with some well-known players. Although golf wasn’t his passion, he played in tournaments with his buddies and enjoyed many games with his family, including the annual Father’s Day game with his dad. Tom was raised as a Catholic and it was apparent throughout his life in the way he treated people. He firmly believed in the Constitution of the United States, and the efforts to live within the bounds of his religion and the Constitution were very apparent. He was very thoughtful of others and always had something positive to say about everyone. His nieces and nephews were spoiled as if they were his own children. All children, whether family or friends, were always drawn to his fun personality. He was a real “kid magnet”. He never met a stranger, always had time for everyone, and made everyone feel special. Tom could always tell a good joke and his sense of humor could brighten any room. As a young boy he lived in Westminster, Colorado; Green Bay, Wisconsin; and Fort Collins, Colorado. Tom graduated from Poudre High School in Fort Collins, Colorado in 1982. During high school he worked at Mister Pawn and continued to work there for a few years. While still young Tom began his road construction career with Sterling Sand and Gravel setting stakes and running in front of the road grader. Tom stayed with Sterling Sand and Gravel as it became Western Mobile, Flatiron, La Farge, and then Martin Marietta. His job was very important to him and he put his heart and soul into doing a good job. He worked his way up to his current position of Base/Dirt Crew Superintendent. Tom leaves a large void in the lives of his family, friends, coworkers, and that of Kathi Reiff. Tom is survived by his parents Thomas Henry and Nancy Caroll Wertz, his sisters Marguerite (Gary) Yowell and Adrienne Bidula, his nieces Katelyn (Nathan) Wiegert and Rachel Bidula, his nephews Grant Yowell and Dalton Bidula, great niece Taylie Wiegert and great nephew Blaine Wiegert. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the loving care of Goes Funeral Care, Fort Collins. Tom's Memorial Mass will take place at 11:00 am on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at the Cathedral of St. Mary in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The Mass can accommodate 100 attendees. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Tom may be sent to the Second Amendment Foundation: https://www.saf.org/.
Thomas Henry Wertz II (Tom) was born July 14, 1964, at Lutheran Hospital in Wheatridge, Colorado to Thomas Henry and Nancy Caroll (Behnke) Wertz. On April 15, 2020, at the age of 55, he passed away at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley,... View Obituary & Service Information
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