Wayne F. Oertwig, 81, of Shobonier, died at 1:53 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Shobonier (Augsburg), with the Rev. Roger Wohletz officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services as the church. Pagel Funeral Home in St. Peter was in charge of arrangements. Memorials: Augsburg Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery or Building Fund.
Mr. Oertwig was born on Oct. 27, 1927, in Fayette County, the son of Edwin and Nora Meseke Oertwig. He married Irene M. Moeller on Nov. 6, 1949, at Immanuel Lutheran Church at Augsburg.
He was a retired farmer and carpenter, and a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church at Augsburg.
He is survived by a son, Steve Oertwig and his wife Susie of Champaign; daughter-in-law, Cheryl Oertwig of Shobonier; grandchildren, Mark, Tricia, Stephanie and her husband Jim, Lindsey, Shane and Shawn; great-grandchildren, Jake, Nicholas and A.J.; brother, Floyd Oertwig and his wife Donna of St. Peter; and sisters, Doloris and her husband Harry Michel of Vandalia, and Elvera and her husband Don Sidwell of Shobonier.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and a son, Merle.