|Gravestones of Benjamin & Margaret (Ockert) Worm and their son, Linus Worm - Oakwood Cemetery, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan|
"Mrs. Ben Wurm, 74, passed away Sunday morning at her home, 919 Cass street, following a lingering illness.
Margaret Ockert was born March 28, 1879 at Remus, the caughter of Christopher and Catherine Ockert, and when a small child moved with her parents to this region, settling on a farm near Hannah.
On March 28, 1899, she was united in marriage to Ben Wurm, also of Hannah, and the couple settled on their own farm near Hannah, where they resided until 1915 when they moved to Traverse City to make their home.
She was a life long member of the Catholic church and Altar society, and a member of the Order of Martha.
Surviving are the husband and one daughter, Mrs. E.J. Martineau of Traverse City; three sons, Clarence of Alexandria, Virginia, and Linus and Wilford of Traverse City; three sisters, Mrs. J.P. Simon of Remus, Mrs. Anna Reamer of Muskegon, and Mrs. A.K. Stroh of Cadillac; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. One daughter, Amelia, one brother and four sisters preceded her in death.
The body was taken to the Reynolds Funeral home and services will be held Tuesday morning at 9:00 o'clock at St. Francis church with Fr. Joseph Kohler officiating. Burial will be made in the Catholic cemetery at Oakwood. The rosary will be recited at the funeral home tonight at 8:00 o'clock."
Benjamin and Margaret (Ockert) Wurm had five children:
1 - Esther Katherine Wurm (1900-1994)
2 - Clarence Thomas Wurn (1902-1984)
3 - Linus Frank Wurm was born 12 Nov 1903 at Hannah, Michigan and died 19 Sept 1962 at Traverse City, Michigan. Linus never married. He is buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Traverse City, Michigan.
4 - Amelia Wurm was born 10 Dec 1904 and died of infant cholera 24 May 1905 in Mayfield Township, Grand Traverse County, Michigan.
5 - Wilfred L. Wurn was born 11 April 1907 at Hannah, Michigan and died 23 July 1955 at Grawn, Michigan. As an adult he used the surname Wurn. Wilfred married Margaret E. "Marge" Legraff 3 Aug 1944 at Richmond, Virginia. She was born 23 March 1910 at Elk Rapid, Antrim County, Michigan to Edward Morrison and Ethel Maud (Turk) Legraf and died 20 July 1981 at Muskegon, Michigan. Following Wilfred's death, Marge married Charles Joseph Cyr. Wilfred is buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Traverse City, Michigan. He and Marge did not have any children.
Obituary of Linus F. Wurm - Record Eagle, Traverse City, Michigan, 20 Sept 1962, page 12
"Linus F. Wurm, 57, of 919 Cass Street, died Wednesday evening at Medical Care Facility following a two month illness.
Mr. Wurm was born November 12, 1905, at Hannah, and in 1915 came to Traverse City with his parents. He had lived here since.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Ervin J. Martineau of Traverse City; a brother, Clarence, of Alexandria, Virginia, and two nieces, one nephew and other relatives.
Services will be held Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at St. Francis Church with Fr. Joseph Kohler officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.
The Rosary will be recited Friday at 8:00 p.m. at Reynolds funeral home here."
Article on Wilfred L. Wurm - Record Eagle, Traverse City, Michigan, 3 July 1945, page 3
"TRANSFERRED TO FRANCE - Mr. and Mrs. Ben Worm, 919 Cass Street, have received word that Sgt. W.L. Worm has been transferred from Germany to France. He has received his E.T.O. shoulder pads and also the E.T.O. ribbon, and Good Conduct medal with two battle stars. He has been in France, Germany and Holland. His wife, Mrs. Marge Worm, resides here with her sister, Mrs. Hubell, Garfield avenue."
Obituary of Wilfred L. Wurn - Record Eagle, Traverse City, Michigan, 3 July 1945, page 3
"Wilfred L. Wurn, 48, Grawn, died suddenly Saturday morning at his home.
Mr. Wurn was born April 11, 1907, at Hannah and when eight years old came to Traverse City with his parents, where he resided until recently, attending St. Francis school. He served three years in the U.S. Army during World War II, six months being served in the European theater. He and his wife had just returned the day before from visiting his brother in Alexandria, Virginia.
Surviving are the widow; his father, Benjamin, of this city; two brothers, Clarence of Alexandria, Virginia and Linus of this city; one sister, Mrs. E.J. Martineau of this city; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. His mother and one sister preceded him in death.
Mr. Wurn is at the Reynolds Funeral Home where the Rosary will be recited tonight at 8:00 o'clock and funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 9:00 o'clock at St. Francis church with Rev. Fr. Joseph Kohler officiating. Burial will be made in the Catholic cemetery at Oakwood. Military committal services will be held at the cemetery by the American Legion."