Effingham Daily News
Joseph William Wirth, 35, of Effingham, formerly of Chicago Ridge, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 20, 2013.
Joseph Wirth will be remembered through a special intention at the 5:30 p.m. Mass on Sunday at Sacred Heart Church, Effingham. Cremation rites were accorded at the request of his family. Interment will be in the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Alsip, at a later date. Services are in care of Hall Funeral Chapel, Effingham. Online condolences may be left at www.hallfuneralchapel.com.
Joseph was born on Dec. 6, 1977, in Palos Heights, the son of Robert Sr. and Marilyn (Bronkema) Wirth. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Effingham. Joe was a jack of all trades, his mother commented, and there was not one thing that he couldn’t do.
Survivors include mother, Marilyn of Effingham; three brothers, Brian (Laura) of Frankfort, Anthony of Evergreen Park and Robert Jr. (Jennifer) Wirth of Homer Glen. He was a loving uncle of four nieces, two nephews and one godson.
Joseph was preceded in death by his father, Robert Sr.