Donald Wertz

Donald D. Wertz, age 76, of Charlotte, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 17, 2022, at Eaton Community Palliative Care with his family by his side. He was born March 23, 1946, in Battle Creek the son of Duane and Martha (Welch) Wertz. On June 25, 1966, he married Linda K. Bartlett. Donny along with his brothers, owned and operated Wertz & Company in Charlotte, which was started by their father in 1946. They sold John Deere Equipment, Polaris Snowmobiles, and Hydrodyne Boats. He was also the proud owner of Donny’s Office in Charlotte for several years. Donny loved old cars, vintage aircraft, and snowmobiles. In 1999, his 1959 Dodge took “Best Restored” at the Goodguys Motor City Nationals and was pictured in the August edition of the Goodguys Gazette Magazine. This was only one of several awards he obtained over the years. He was able to attend the Oshkosh Air Show and fly an AT6 Texan which was used to train pilots from WWII until the 1970’s. Donny was a volunteer with the Charlotte Fire Department for many years and a member of the Charlotte Rotary Club and Eagles Aerie 3552. He also served as chairman for the Frontier Days Rodeo.
Donny is survived by his wife of nearly 56 years, Linda; sons, Jeffrey (Shannon) Wertz of Charlotte, Todd (Beth) Wertz of Charlotte; grandchildren, Riley, Cameron, Dominic, Gabriel, and Sophia Wertz; siblings, Darry (Dee) Wertz of Charlotte, Angie (Fred) Earl of Cadillac; numerous nieces, nephews, and countless friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings, Dennis (Carla) Wertz and Marcia (Tom) Dewey.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. at the Burkhead-Green-Kilgo Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Monday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.
Those desiring may make contributions in Donny’s memory to Eaton Community Palliative Care or the Charlotte Volunteer Fire Department.
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