In memory of
John Harry Wertz
In memory of
John Harry Wertz
John Harry Wertz John Harry Wertz passed away peacefully on January 18, 2021 at his home in Palm Desert, CA with his husband Jack Campbell by his side. Born in Omaha NE Oct 29,1942 Johnny showed an early interest in Figure Skating and successfully competed as an amateur representing the Skating Club of Omaha. After leaving Westside High School at 17 with $600 in his pocket, Johnny headed to Europe to launch his professional skating career. Hired as a principal skater at the famous Casa Carioca Ice Show in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany became his home base. John's artistry on Ice took him around the world where he starred in many Skating Productions from Ice Follies, The Vienna Ice Review, Italian Ice Circus, Holiday on Ice Europe and twice to Sun City, South Africa where he was a featured soloist in Marge Chase's Ice review. Though their paths never crossed during their amateur careers, John & Jack, also an accomplished skater with a World Pro Title, became John's life partner in 1984 and in 2014 they married with a celebration in Palm Desert. John was preceded in death by parents Paul & Virginia "Ginny" Wertz and survived by husband Jack Gray Campbell, cousins Jim Wertz (Omaha), Julie Beth Wertz (Fort Collins) and John Wertz (San Diego). In lieu of flowers, please donate in Johnny's memory to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
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In memory of
John Harry Wertz
John Harry Wertz John Harry Wertz passed away peacefully on January 18, 2021 at his home in Palm Desert, CA with his husband Jack Campbell by his side. Born in Omaha NE Oct 29,1942 Johnny showed an early interest in Figure Skating and successfully competed as an amateur representing the Skating Club of Omaha. After leaving Westside High School at 17 with $600 in his pocket, Johnny headed to Europe to launch his professional skating career. Hired as a principal skater at the famous Casa Carioca Ice Show in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany became his home base. John's artistry on Ice took him around the world where he starred in many Skating Productions from Ice Follies, The Vienna Ice Review, Italian Ice Circus, Holiday on Ice Europe and twice to Sun City, South Africa where he was a featured soloist in Marge Chase's Ice review. Though their paths never crossed during their amateur careers, John & Jack, also an accomplished skater with a World Pro Title, became John's life partner in 1984 and in 2014 they married with a celebration in Palm Desert. John was preceded in death by parents Paul & Virginia "Ginny" Wertz and survived by husband Jack Gray Campbell, cousins Jim Wertz (Omaha), Julie Beth Wertz (Fort Collins) and John Wertz (San Diego). In lieu of flowers, please donate in Johnny's memory to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
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