Obituary of Leon (Lee) Linden Wurzer |

Obituary of Leon (Lee) Linden Wurzer

Leon Wurzer

Leon “Lee” Linden Wurzer passed away on Oct. 21, 2015 in Grass Valley.

He was born on June 15, 1924 in Appleton, Wisconsin. to Peter and Mae Wurzer. Lee was one of the smartest men this family had ever known. He grew up during the depression and served during World War IIin the Air Corps of the United States Army.

In 1947, Lee worked on the first plane flown by Chuck Yeager that broke the sound barrier.

He never earned a college degree. He just learned as he went along, yet, he started a successful mechanical engineering business that designed, no actually invented, machinery to do various things.

Lee met his wife Carol in 1974 and they were married in Reno, Nevada, in 1985 and moved to Grass Valley. He also did many renovations to the family home in Grass Valley, such as raising the two-story, 3,000-square-foot house off its foundation all on his own. He was an amazing husband, father, grandfather, excellent pilot, deer hunter, outdoorsmen and mechanic.

Lee was a man’s man in every sense of the word. He will be dearly missed. He is at peace now flying his plane that he loved so much. We love you, Lee. We will see you soon.

Lee is survived by his wife of 30 years, Carol Wurzer of Grass Valley, CA; son Leon (Sheryl) Wurzer Jr. of Colfax; daughter Dianne (Jeff) Swain of Westgrove, Pennsylvania; daughter Darlene Wurzer of Sutter Creek; step-daughter Sandy (Randy) Galbraith of Willows; step-son Lance(Brigette) Thornburgh of Grass Valley; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Lee was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Mae; brothers, Roy and Duane; sisters, Carolyn, Gerrie and Mary; and son Ralph.

Arrangements are under the care of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary.

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