Clyde Leo Wirtzburger

February 26, 1937 ~ September 13, 2022 (age 85)


Clyde Leo Wirtzberger, 85, passed away in the early morning hours of Sept 13th at Peace Hospice due to complications from heart surgery. A Celebration of Life will be held on MONDAY September 19, 2022 at 11:00 AM at New City Church. Please join us for a lunch at the Mainstay Suites at 520 Country Club Rd off of Fox Farm Rd. at noon.

Clyde was born on Feb 26, 1937, the 4th child, to Gladys and Ollie Leo Wirtzberger. He was known as Bucky to most. His Dad gave him and his sisters nicknames, he was Buck Shot and eventually just became Bucky. He was born at home with a midwife present while the family had taken a trip to Clearbrook Minnesota. He graduated from Westby High school where he played football, basketball and baseball. After graduation he went to Spokane for telegraph school. He then got a job on the Great Northern Railroad, where he remained for his 45 year career. After that he went to work for Target for 16 more years.

In 1957 he met DeDe in Whitewarter, MT and they married in 1959. In 1960 they had their first born son Callen Leo (the third) and in 1963 had their precious daughter, Pennie Marie.

One of his greatest pleasures was following his children, grandchildren, and nieces and nephews in all sports around Montana and Canada and his beloved (if not losing) Minnesota Vikings.

He is survived by his sister, Magel Lucia (Poochie); his wife who he lovingly called Deanna; his son Cal (Kim) Wirtzberger and daughter Pennie (John) Lowe; 2 Grandsons Danny and Patch, 6 grandchildren and a whole tribe of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, oldest sister Imogene Rita (Emmy): Sister Iona Sophina Frances (Boots), sister Twila Elizabeth (Mickie); grandsons Michael John and Joshua Thomas.

One thing he never wavered in was his faithfulness to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and was a dedicated servant. He was a shining example of a hard working, kind, honorable man, and was loved and revered by all who knew him.

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Celebration of Life
September 19, 2022

11:00 AM
New City Church
4108 N Park Trail
Great Falls, MT 59405

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