Everett Wendell Werts

Male 1907 - 2006


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  • Born  9 Jan 1907  Benton Township, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  10 Jul 2006  Bloomington, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I4826  Virts
    Last Modified  19 Nov 2013 

    Father  Asa Werts,   b. 12 Oct 1876, Benton Township, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1955, Russell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Myrtle Grace McCoy,   b. 24 Oct 1879, Cedar Township, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1952, Russell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  26 Mar 1902  Lucas County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F2187  Group Sheet

    Family  Ruth Virginia McCracken,   b. 23 Jul 1918, Michigan, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 2003, Normal, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  22 Feb 1941  Michigan, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Living
    Last Modified  7 Oct 2012 
    Family ID  F2190  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Pantagraph.com, July 11, 2006

      BLOOMINGTON - Everett Wendell Werts, 99, Martin Health Center, Bloomington, died early Monday (July 10, 2006) at BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal.Everett was born Jan. 9, 1907, in Lucas County, Iowa, the son of Asa and Myrtle McCoy Werts. He grew up there on a small farm and taught three years at the one-room school he himself had attended before entering Parsons College.He eventually transferred to Iowa State University at Ames, where he received his bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering. After graduation, Everett took a job with the C.A. Dunham Co., headquartered in Marshalltown, Iowa. He was later transferred to their plant in Michigan City, Ind., where he met and married Ruth V. McCracken on Feb. 22, 1941. During World War II, he was employed by the Naval Ordnance Laboratory in Washington, D.C., where he received a commendation for his work on mines. Their daughter Ginger was born on June 21, 1943. In 1945, Everett returned to the Dunham Co., where he worked until 1956, when he took a position with the General Electric Co. in Normal as a research and development engineer. He worked for GE until retirement in 1972, earning over 15 patents for the switches he invented. During his long retirement, Everett was active in community services, serving on the BroMenn board and on the board of the Salvation Army, to which he was elected a lifetime member in 2005. He is survived by his daughter, Ginger Taylor-Saclioglu, and her husband Cihan Saclioglu, of Istanbul, Turkey; and two nephews, David and Paul Werts. He was preceded in death by his parents; an older brother Dwight; and his wife, Ruth, on May 8, 2003. Everett was an exemplary husband and father and a constant inspiration to his daughter, by whom he will be always loved, fondly remembered and sorely missed. Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. today at Beck's Memorial Home, Bloomington. A private family graveside ceremony will be on Wednesday in Michigan City, Ind., where the family lived until 1957. Instead of flowers memorials may be made in Everett's memory to the Salvation Army; the Organ Fund of Second Presbyterian Church; or Doctors Without Borders U.S.A., P.O. Box 5030, Hagerstown, MD 21741.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1044] Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com, (Name: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2008;) (Reliability: 3).
      Online publication - Ancestry.com. Social Security Death Index [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007.Original data - Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration.