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Joseph Woerth

October 6, 2018

Joseph Woerth

Sept. 12, 1939 – Oct. 4, 2018

Joseph M. Woerth, 79, of Bellevue, Nebraska formerly of Columbus, died Oct. 4, 2018 at his home.

Mass of Christian burial is scheduled to be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus. Visitation is being held from 5-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, and continues from 9:30 a.m. Tuesday prior to the service, all at the church. A 7 p.m. vigil is scheduled to be held Monday at the church. Burial will include military honors presented by Hartman Post #84 American Legion Honor Guard.

Joseph M. Woerth was born Sept. 12, 1939, in Columbus, to Leo and Lillian (Plath) Woerth. He graduated from St. Bonaventure High School in 1957. Joe served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Henry W. Tucker form July 8, 1957, to February 12, 1962. On Feb. 27, 1965, he was united in marriage to Nancy E. Bartushock at St. Bonaventure Church in Columbus. In June of 1966, Joe went to work for Union Pacific Railroad until retirement. He was a member of St. Marys Catholic Church in Bellevue, the Bellevue American Legion and the NRA. He was an avid golfer, fisherman and bowler. Joe was a friend to everyone and saw the best in people.

He is survived by his daughter, Deborah (Michael) Burling of Lincoln, son Alan (Zulema) Woerth of Columbus, daughter Patricia (Greg) Bailey of Plattsmouth, daughter Cathy Woerth of Houston; 10 grandchildren, brother John (Barb) Woerth of Columbus, three sisters-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Lillian Woerth, wife Nancy Woerth, two sisters and five brothers.

Memorials may be directed to St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus or St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Bellevue.

Condolences may be left at www.mckownfuneralhome.com.

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