Joseph J. Wurz, 86, of Zenith Colony, passed peacefully at his home on Dec. 26, 2020 with his family and loved ones by his side.

Joseph was born on Dec. 23, 1934 in Warner, Alberta to Jacob and Susanna Wurz.  He lived in Canada until 1951 when he moved to Glacier Colony. There he married the love of his life, Rebecca (Mandel) Wurz in 1951. At Glacier Colony Joseph was the dairy boss for 27 years. After retiring he kept busy helping his son in the garden, packing produce for Farmer’s Market for many years until moving to Zenith Colony in 2011.  

He leaves behind a daughter, Susanna (Tom) Wipf of Seville Colony; sons, Peter (Teresa) Wurz, Joe (Becky) Wurz, and Jack (Lois) Wurz all of Glacier Colony, Arnie (Julia) Wurz, and Walter (Anna) Wurz; and two sisters, Katie and Rebecca of Zenith Colony; 36 grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his wife in 2017; daughter Clara in 2007; six grandchildren; two sisters; and four brothers.

Rest in peace, dear Grampa. We all love you and will miss our family gatherings at your house. Thanks to all, including Palliative Care Team in Cut Bank, who helped care for Joseph as his health declined.