Josephine ‘Jo’ Wirtz

HAMILTON - Josephine ‘Jo’ Wirtz, 86, of Hamilton passed away Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009 at her home. She was born March 13, 1923 in Glen Ullin, N.D., the daughter of Wilhelm and Eva (Kohler) Mayer.

Jo enjoyed water color sketching, dancing and walking and she loved to travel. She volunteered at the Daly Elementary School.

Jo was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Wirtz in 1983; two sons, Maurice Jack Stubbs and Leon Jerome Stubbs; brothers, Roney, Joseph, William, and Frank Mayer; sisters, Eva Printz, Frances Anderson, Rosalie and Sylvia and her parents. She is survived by four sisters, Barbara France of Missoula, Loretta Palmer of Lake Arthur, N.M., Bernie Figg of Hamilton and Jane Sears of Dearborn Heights, Mich.; one brother, Thaddeus Mayer of Missoula; and numerous nieces, nephews and step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009 at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church with burial to follow at Riverview Cemetery. There will be a reception following the committal service at the Parish Life Center. The family suggests that memorials be made in Jo’s name to the American Diabetes Association. Condolences may be left for the family at