Wirt, Waltraud Anneliese

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Waltraud Magdalene Anneliese (Val) Wirt, of Christiansburg, died Tuesday, July 22, 2008. She was born on September 11, 1934, to Hinrich and Frieda Huenken in Bremerhaven, Germany.

She was a long time member of Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Christiansburg and enjoyed singing in the choir. She was preceded in death by her sister, Anni; and her brother, Heine Dieter; both of Bremerhaven.

Left to cherish her memories are her husband, Bobby Eugene Wirt; her sister-in-law, Barbara Jean Barnes; brothers-in-law and spouses, James L. Wirt and wife, Liz, Hennry E. Wirt, Donald L. Wirt and wife, Wanda, and Allen I. Wirt and wife, Brenda; a special niece, Christian and daughter, Annika, of Germany; also nieces, Silka and Doerta; and uncles, Frank and Wolfgang Wessels and family.

A note of thanks for the love and support of German friends Inge, Karin, Kati, Marit and Hilda, who have stood by Waltraud from the time of her stroke 11 + years ago. Many thanks also to Pastor Fred Hodges for his visits and support over the years.

Visitation will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Horne Funeral Home on Friday, July 23, 2008. The funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 2008, in The Horne Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Fred Hodges of Our Saviour Lutheran Church officiating. Interment will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

Online condolences may be sent to hornefuneralservice.com. The Wirt family is being served by Horne Funeral Service, Christiansburg, Va.