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Dr. Andreas Wurzer - 95

8/17/1921 - 6/6/2017

Olympia Fields

Dr. Andreas Wurzer, age 95, longtime Olympia Fields resident, born and raised on a dairy farm in the small village of Lagenpreising, Bavaria, Germany, passed away peacefully on June 6th. Beloved husband of Hanna nee Daschinger for 62 years. Loving father of Dr. Andrea (Arthur “Tip” McKechnie) Wurzer and Ralph Wurzer. Adoring grandfather of Angela, Emily, and Andrew Wurzer. A graduate of the University of Munich School of Veterinary Medicine, his first job was caring for military dogs for US Armed Forces stationed in Germany. It was here that Andreas met his “sponsor”, Chicago Heights veterinarian Dr. Harry Quick, who brought Andreas to the States. Dr. Wurzer spent over 50 years as a Veterinarian at the Chicago Heights Animal Hospital. Loyal and dedicated to his profession, midnight house calls were common for a doctor who performed his last surgical procedure at age 82, repairing the lower jaw of an abused dog who still lives happily to this day. Dr. Wurzer enjoyed hiking, skiing, and traveling the world over; always with his beloved wife within arm’s length. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St. (US Rt. 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave), Chicago Heights on Thursday June 15th from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral Friday morning 9:15 AM chapel prayers to Infant Jesus of Prague Church, Flossmoor. Mass 10:00 AM.Reception immediately following. Private burial Skyline Memorial Park Cemetery, Monee. In lieu of flowers, donations to the animal rescue organization of your choice would be appreciated by the Wurzer family. For further service information contact (708) 481-9230 or


  • R. Ross

    on 06/09/17

    My sincere condolences to the Wurzer Family for the loss of your dear love one Dr. Andreas. May our Heavenly Father, Jehovah continue to provide your family the strength to endure and comfort from the wonderful Hope he has promised us through his Word, the Bible found at Isaiah 25:8 and John 5:28, 29.
  • Rich & Elsie Antee

    on 06/09/17

    Dear Andrea & other loving family members. It is with a heavy heart that we send our deepest sympathy to all of you. Dr. Andreas was our first veterinarianMI when we lived in IL. He was an extremely compassionate, wonderful person who spent his life caring for animals. He will be sorely missed by many. May the fact that others deeply care help you through this difficult time. Our thoughts & prayers are with you. With love & deepest sympathy.
  • Cheryl Lynn

    on 06/10/17

    Make God your stronghold during this difficult time .He promises to swallow up death forever-Isaiah 25:8.
  • G. Rich

    on 06/13/17

    Heartfelt sympathy for your loss. May it comfort you to know that there will come a time when when we will never have to grieve the loss of a loved one in death ever again - Revelations 21:4.
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