Francis Edward Wurm

Francis Edward Wurm, 83, resident of New Washington, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his family.

He was born May 17, 1929, in Seneca County, to Edmund and Rose (Faeth) Wurm. Francis worked at New York Central Railroad for two years as a brakeman, a job he really enjoyed; North Central Egg and Poultry for 10 years; and Mansfield Brass and Aluminum for 34 years. He was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church, New Washington, and enjoyed farming, fishing, woodworking and cutting firewood. He loved anything involving trains, and especially enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Francis is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Jane Leichty; seven children, Barbara J. (James) Pierce of Bucyrus, Diane C. (Dennis) Omwake of Sterling, Va., Alice R. (Alan) Roush of Tiffin, June E. (Kenneth) Geiger and Lawrence E. (Sharon) Wurm, both of New Washington, Norman E. (Crista Heibertshausen) Wurm of Republic and Julius L. (Lynnette) Wurm of Sycamore; 16 grandchildren, Ty (Alayna) Pierce, Megan (Robert) Wurm, Christopher (Erin) Omwake, Eliah (Lauri) Omwake, Joshua Omwake, Kimberly (Charles) Groth, Bradley (Ahna) Roush, Jason Geiger, Jennifer Geiger, Joanne Wurm, Sarah Wurm, Brittany Wurm, Brandon Wurm, Brent Wurm, Bryan Wurm and Brett Wurm; nine great-grandchildren, Liam and Nora Pierce, Mya and Isla Wurm, Neil and Cecilia Groth and Wyatt, Carlie and Kendra Geiger; three siblings, Viola Schalk of Tiffin, Ralph (Louise) Wurm of New Washington and Margaret Breyley of Bucyrus; brother-in-law, Ray McCall of Bucyrus; and special friend and caregiver, Laurie Thomas.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Germaine Flock, and brother-in-law, Florus Schalk.

Friends may call 1-3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Monday, April 1, 2013, at Secor Funeral Home, New Washington, with a prayer service at 7 p.m.

His Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, New Washington, with Father Eric Culler officiating. Burial will follow at St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery, New Washington.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of North Central Ohio or Crawford County Humane Society.

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