Frederick William Wirts Sr.  


April 9, 1926 - July 20, 2013



Frederick William Wirts Sr., 87, of Oconomowoc, passed into eternal life Saturday, July 20. He was born on a farm in La Farge in 1926. During World War II, he served his country in the U.S. Navy.  


After studies at St. Francis Seminary, Milwaukee, and Catholic University of America, he was ordained in 1955 in La Crosse, where he served the diocese for 22 years.  


In 1977, he was married to Susan and had three children: Gretchen (Oconomowoc), Fred Jr. (Wales) and Ingrid (Oconomowoc).  


The family will hold services Friday, Aug. 2, at the Viroqua Cemetery, Vernon County, Wisconsin, with full military honors.


Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm-Kreutzmann Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family. For more information, call 567-4459 or visit online at www.schmidtandbartelt.com.