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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

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