Alfred “Fritz” E. Worzella, 72, Auburndale, son of a Stevens Point man, died Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, at his home in the town of Auburndale (Wood County).
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Michael Catholic Church in Hewitt, with the Rev. Michael Schelble officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery in Auburndale.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Rembs/Kundinger Funeral Home in Marshfield and from 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church until the services. A parish prayer service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
A memorial will be established in his name at a later date.
Mr. Worzella was born April 24, 1928, in Milladore, a son of the late Charles and Regina (Trebiatowski) Worzella. He attended elementary school in Milladore and St. Mary Catholic School in Auburndale before graduating from Auburndale High School.
He was married to Dorothy M. O’Brien on April 15, 1950, in Auburndale.
He worked for the Soo Line Railroad, the A.O. Smith Co. in Milwaukee and Wood County Grocery Warehouse in Wisconsin Rapids before working at his father’s grocery store in Auburndale, purchasing it in the late 1950s. He retired in 1987.
He was a founder of Auburndale softball league and the Auburndale Nite Owls Snowmobile Club and was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and the Auburndale Lions Club.
Survivors include his wife; five daughters, Linda (Alan) Grassl, Butternut, Nancy Worzella, Mosinee, Laura Seidl, Menasha, and Janice Worzella and Beth Worzella, both of Milwaukee; seven sons, Tim (Sheryl), Pittsville, Dennis (Shelly Casiano), Russ (Sally) and Larry, all of Auburndale, Douglas (Jean), Portage, Bruce (Dawn), Arpin, and Michael (Vicki), Blenker; two sisters, Pat (Gerald) Beyerl, Marshfield, and Joyce Handrick, Auburndale; one brother, Gerald (Bonnie), Stevens Point; 23 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one son, Steven; and three daughters, Debbie, Stephanie and Mary Therese.