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First Christian Church of Vandalia
Wednesday December 29th, 2021
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Vandalia Cemetery
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Alvin "Al" E. Wortman

Alvin "Al" E. Wortman, age 83, of Vandalia, MO passed away at 5:00 pm Thursday, December 23, 2021, at Tri-County Care Center.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, December 30, 2021, at First Christian Church. Pastor Jamie Franke and Pastor Seth Wortman will officiate. Burial will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.

Visitation celebrating the life of Alvin "Al" E. Wortman will be held from 3:00 pm until 7:00 pm Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at the First Christian Church.

Alvin "Al" E. Wortman was born on February 17, 1938, in Hawk Point, Missouri the son of Julius and Mrytle (Wulff) Wortman.

He was united in marriage to Grace Bueneman on June 8, 1958, in Troy, MO. She survives.

Other survivors included Son, Mark Wortman of Troy; Daughter, Carla Wortman of Vandalia; Sister-in-law, Kay Wortman of Salem; as Al would say, "his favorite niece" Cindy Stanek of Hawk Point; and many other loved nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; Two Brothers, Norman Wortman, and Donald Wortman; and Sister-in-law, Mary Wortman.

Al graduated from Troy Buchanan High School Class of 1956 and went on to further his education at Lincoln Christian University. He attended school there for one year before deciding to attend barber school in St. Louis, MO. Al was a barber for 17 years at the Vandalia Barber Shop with his good friends, Bob Pabst, and Dale Askey. After that he worked for Moorman Feed Company out of Quincy, IL for 17 years as a salesman before being promoted to the District Manager. He then went to work for Ozark National Life and NIS Financial Services as an Insurance Agent for 17 years. He was not a stranger to hard work and dedication, Al also farmed during these years and after. His love was being at his farm riding horses and taking care of his cattle. Al also enjoyed coon hunting and spending time with his family. He did not know a stranger and would visit with everyone he saw. He was an amazing father and loved his children more than words can explain. Al had a big heart for all children and was often helping others in need. He was a devoted and active member of the First Christian Church in Vandalia and put the Lord first in his life, but anyone that knew Al knew the love of his life was his wife, Grace. He honored his vows to her for 63 years.

Pallbearers will be Keith Kersting, Callen Tackett, Tim Kurz, Dewight Galloway, Phillip Gore, Marvin Yager, Robert Gregory, and Charles Spires, Sr.

Honorary Pallbearers are Jim Elzea, Donald Ray Morris, H.E. Libby, Bruce Burnett, Deanna Burnett, Michelle Kurz, Charlie McCurdy, and Paul Gore.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shiloh Christian Children's Ranch 316 South 2nd Street, Shelbina, MO 63468, in care of Waters Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made to the family on Al's memorial page at www.watersfuneral.com.

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Al will always be remembered for his kindness and great smile. He was a cousin by marriage to Grace, but we all loved him in the Westerman family. May God bless the whole family.

Peggy Hawkins Jan 6 2022 10:00 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Alvin "Al" Wortman

Peggy Hawkins Jan 6 2022 9:57 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Alvin "Al" Wortman

Ron & Judy Suddarth Dec 31 2021 11:09 AM

My condolences for your family.

Brenda S Gower Dec 30 2021 9:39 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Alvin "Al" Wortman

Chad and Michelle Parsons Dec 30 2021 3:04 PM

The memories of the special times I spent with Al and his family will forever remain my heart!

Valera Pabst-Bostic Dec 30 2021 12:27 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Alvin "Al" Wortman

Wayne and Juanita Lynn Dec 29 2021 10:57 PM

Al always had a smile on his face, and a kind word on his lips. As it was written in the obituary, he didn't know a stranger, and truer words could not have been written. Al will definitely be missed by his family and friends here, but because of his faith in the Lord, our prayer is that Grace, Mark, Carla, and the rest of the family, will find comfort in knowing where he has gone. Deepest sympathy.

Larry & Sandy Dempsey Dec 29 2021 5:43 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Alvin "Al" Wortman

Brad Elzea Dec 29 2021 2:54 PM

Our Deepest Sympathy…

Alan & Ellen Roy Dec 29 2021 10:31 AM

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