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Rex Wurm

Rex graduated with the D.C.H.S. class of "rebels" who aroused the ire and the wrath of the school administration, the faculty, and practically everyone else by plotting and carrying out an unsanctioned "senior sneak." Alumni of the vintage will well remember the year. "Hindsight" has no doubt convinced this class that the resulting reprimands were more than well deserved.

Rex Wurm was born in 1926 on a farm west of Traer, Kansas. His parents were Matt and Alcia (Herzog) Wurm. Other children in the family were Helene and Bus.

In 1927, the Matt Wurm family bought a farm in Sherman Township and established a permanent home. The children attended country school at Lone Star, District 86. As with most beginners, Rex has special recollection of his first year in school and his first grade teacher--Sarah (Kennedy) Beneda. 

Rex and Rachel exchanged wedding vows in the Oberlin Methodist Church on a sweltering hot Sunday afternoon----June 11, 1950. They have made their home on a farm in Sherman township ever since.



Rex Wurm was born July 11, 1926, on a farm west of Traer, Kansas, to Matt and Alcia (Herzog) Wurm. He passed away Thursday, April 20, 1995, at Mercy American River Hospital in Carmichael, California, at the age of 68.

When Rex was less than a year old, his family moved to a farm eight miles north and two miles east of Oberlin in Sherman Township of Decatur County. He attended Lone Star School and Decatur Community High School, graduating with the class of 1944.

Rex was united in marriage to Rachel Luder on June 11, 1950, at the United Methodist Church in Oberlin. They made their home on a farm in Sherman Township northeast of Oberlin all of their married life. Two daughters and one son were born to their union.

Farming had always been a part of his life, and it was something he had enjoyed very much. He was a member of the Decatur County Shrine Club and Mountain Slope Lodge # 186 AF & AM in Oberlin.

Survivors include his wife, Rachel of rural Oberlin; one son and his wife, Phil and Janet Wurm of rural Oberlin; two duaghters and their husbands, Nancy and Norman Shores of Goodland, Kansas, and Joanie and Darin Glading of Oberlin; a brother and his wife, Allen "Bus" and Carolyn Wurm; his sister and her husband, Helene and Wayne Fisher of Albuquerque, New Mexico; four grandchildren, Katie and Matthew Glading and Leah and Andrew Shores; other relatives and many friends. His parents preceded him in death.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Pauls Funeral Home in Oberlin with Jim Plotts officiating. Interment was in the Oberlin Cemetery.

A memorial was established in his name.

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