John Carter Wertman
Canton - John Carter Wertman, 91, of Canton, passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at Clayberg Nursing Home in Cuba.
He was born on August 1, 1929, in Canton to Carter E. and Flossie (Shafer) Wertman.
John is survived by his wife of 71 years, Alma Lee (Linn) Wertman. They were married on September 4, 1949 in Canton.
Also surviving are three children, Lynn (Kevin) Brooks of Canton, Nancy (Jeff) Hendryx of Morton and Janet (Mike) Krulac of Canton, brother in law Gordon (Pat) Linn, seven grandchildren, Nick (Jessica) Brooks, Nate (Sarah) Brooks, Kaylee (Sean) Blair, Luke (Erin) Overcash, Ty (Colleen) Overcash, Tess (Stephen) Whiting and Zack (Ashley) Krulac, and ten great grandchildren, Bailey, Carter and Cad Brooks, Briggs, Kenzie, Charlotte and Lennon Overcash, and Colette and Lincoln Krulac, and one great grandchild Whiting on the way.
Also preceding him in death is one grandson, Cody Krulac.
John received an associate's degree in agriculture from the University of Illinois. He was a cattle and grain farmer in Fulton County throughout his life. He won the Outstanding Young Farmer award for the state of Illinois, he was a 4-H leader for the Lucky-13 Club. He was a bank director for Mid America National Bank. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Canton for 72 years and was a board member of the Canton YMCA where he also previously had refereed basketball. He was also a past member and president of the Friendship Festival board and the Fulton County Ambulance board. John also was a member of the Canton Masonic Lodge. Most of all John was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend.
A private family service will be held with Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Canton. Burial will take place at Greenwood Cemetery in Canton.
Memorials may be made to the Cody Krulac Scholarship Fund C/O Mid America National Bank.
To view his video tribute or to leave online condolences, please visit www.oakshinesfuneralhome.com.
Sending many condolences to John's family and friends. I was blessed to get to know John and his wonderful family. I always enjoyed visiting with him and sharing stories.
Alma and family, I'm so sorry to be reading my friend John's obituary, may he rest in peace. A couple of days ago I was wondering about john and Alma lee. They were my buddies at the wellness center. john and I had a great time teasing and joking with each other. God bless him and his family. Now I will have to eat all the fish tails myself.
I'm so sorry to hear of John's passing. He was a wonderful person. Prayers to the family.
Our condolences to the family and friends.
My prayers are with the family. John and his family provided so many wonderful memories over the years. The church mission trips are still highlights from my high school years. May his loving spirit remain in all of us.
I cannot begin to recall all the simply fantastic, fun and wonderful times I spent with John and his family. His passing is wonderful for him, as he was welcomed into heaven by Christ and countless close friends and relatives, but sad for those of us who transiently remain behind. My prayers are with your family.
I WILL REMEMBER JOHN'S SMILE AND KIND SPIRIT. MAY HE REST IN PEACE
I was sorry to hear of John’s passing. I remember many fun times on church mission trips and him reffing Y basketball games. My prayers are with all of you. Carl Strauch
John was a wonderful man. Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family at this difficult time. Aaron & Veanna Thum
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