Fred ‘Fritz’ Werth, 78

Fred “Fritz” Werth, 78, of Waupun, passed away Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, at Hillside Manor in Beaver Dam with his family at his side.

Fred was born Sept. 13, 1935, in Lebanon, Wis., the son of Margaret Werth. On Sept. 26, 1967, he married Dolores Degeler. They farmed in the Neosho area for 10 years and then in the Waupun area for 30 years.

Fred was an avid fisherman, handyman and loved his flower garden. He also loved being a grandpa.

Fred is survived by his three daughters, Michele Werth of Waupun, Mary Werth (Brad Johnston) of Waupun and Monica (Rob) Miller of Markesan, and Jade Chinery, his English daughter; grandchildren, Gavin, Hunter, Kynlee and Ethan; three half-sisters, Margaret, Marlene and Darlene; and nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Fred was preceded in death by his wife, Dolores Werth; his mother, Margaret Werth; and stepfather, Hermann Grimm. Funeral services for Fred Werth will be held Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Fox Lake with the Rev. David Nottling officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Mound Cemetery in Waupun. Friends and relatives may call on the family on Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at the Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun and on Friday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Hillside Manor and Hillside Hospice for their loving and compassionate care. Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home of Waupun and staff are serving the family. Please visit our website at for further information and to send condolences.