WEST DES MOINES -- Gretchen Lee Wurth, 28, of West Des Moines, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2003.
Gretchen was born July 29, 1975, in Orange City. She was the human resource director for American Healthcare Management Service and was a member of Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church and Society of Human Resource Management.
Gretchen enjoyed traveing, scrapbooking, her Isabel Bloom and Longaberger basket collection, her book club and, most of all, spending time with her friends and family.
Survivors include her husband, Jesse Wurth of West Des Moines; two daughters, Kaylee and Alexa Wurth; her mother, Mary Schumacher of Remsen; a sister, Krista and her husband, Marlowe Wilson, and their children, Thomas and Bailey, of Hamburg; and her grandfather, Robert Schumacher, Sr., of Remsen.
She was preceded in death by her father, Thomas Schumacher.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in West Des Moines, with burial at Jordan Cemetery.
Visitation is from to 5 to 8 p.m. today (Friday) at Sacred Heart Catholic Church Parish Center, with a vigil service at 7 p.m. The Brooks Funeral Care University Chapel of Clive is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Gretchen's name may be made to her church or the American Heart Association.