Myron W. Wiertzba


(Oct. 25, 2006)

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Oct. 28 at Thompson Funeral Home for Myron W. Wiertzba, 61, who died Wednesday, Oct. 25 at the Powell Hospital.

He had been a Powell area resident for the last three years.

He was born May 31, 1945, in Burney, Calif., son of William R. and Della V. (Ruth) Wiertzba. He graduated from Fall River High School in northern California and married Tina Jones on Aug. 8, 1964, in Reno, Nev. They lived in Red Bluff, Calif., where he was an inspector for Pacific Gas & Electric Co. before moving to Powell.

He was a member of the National Rifle Association and the Single Action Shooting Society (SASS) and loved the outdoors — hunting and fishing. He enjoyed working outdoors, especially driving his tractor. One or both of his dogs was always at his side.

He was also fond of leathercraft, home carpentry and watching movies from his easy chair. His sons and granddaughter were the light of his life. He is now at peace and free of pain.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Tina Wiertzba of Powell; two sons, Keith Wiertzba (Teri) of Powell and Frank Wiertzba (Cassandra) of Springfield, Ore.; his mother, Della of Carmichael, Calif.; a sister, Elaine Mason (Richard) of Sacramento, Calif.; granddaughter Alicia Wiertzba; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, William R. Wiertzba.

The Rev. Douglas Sunderland officiated at services. The family would appreciate donations to the local cancer society.