Joseph W. Wirth (35) of Effingham, formerly of Chicago Ridge


Published on February 18 2013 1:55 pm

Joseph William Wirth, 35, of Effingham, Illinois, formerly of Chicago Ridge, went to be with the Lord Sunday, January 20, 2013.

Joseph Wirth will be remembered through a special intention at the 5:30 p.m. Mass on Sunday, March 3, 2013, at Sacred Heart Church in Effingham. Cremation rites were accorded at the request of his family. Interment will be in the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Alsip, IL, at a later date. Services are in care of Hall Funeral Chapel in Effingham. Condolences may be left online at

Joseph was born on December 6, 1977 in Palos Heights, IL, the son of Robert, Sr. and Marilyn (Bronkema) Wirth. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Effingham. Joe was a jack of all trades, his mother commented, and there was not one thing that he couldn’t do.

Survivors include, mother; Marilyn of Effingham, 3 brothers; Brian (Laura) of Frankfort, Anthony of Evergreen Park, and Robert Jr. (Jennifer) Wirth of Homer Glen. He was a loving uncle of 4 nieces, 2 nephews, and 1 godson.

Joseph was preceded in death by his father; Robert Sr.