Ian Wert

March 5, 2018

Ian McClaren Wert, age 45, of Marysville, died Monday, March 5, 2018 at Doctor’s Hospital West in Columbus.  An associate of Veyance Technologies in Marysville for over ten years, he was also a member of United Steel Workers Local 843 and a former associate of Honda of America. He grew up in areas of Albion and Avilla, Indiana and was a 1991 graduate of East Noble High School in Kendallville, Indiana. An auto collector, he was most fond of Toyota Celicas and also enjoyed riding motorcycles. He had a passion for all types of music. He had a taste for anything bar-b-que and was known, not so much as a chef, but as a taste tester and a connoisseur of sampling.  He was also known as a lively conversationalist and approached others with the intention of engaging them in friendship. Strangers became friends for life. He especially adored the companionship of his canine “love child,” Buddy. He was born December 21, 1972 in Avilla, Indiana and was preceded in death by his mother, Rebecca E. Schlotter Wert. He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Sherry Bard Wert; his daughter, Hannah M. (Timothy Klein, II) Wert of Marysville; his son, Isaah (Erica Warren) Carper of Kalamazoo, Michigan ; a grandson, Ian Carper of Kalamazoo; his father, Gregory L. (Ginger) Wert of Paintsville, Kentucky; two sisters, Romona (Phillip) Hay of Topeka, Indiana and Andrea Wert of Marion, Indiana; a sister-in-law, Mary (Thomas) Kauterman of Columbus; a brother-in-law, William (Robin) Bard of Oklahoma; his father-in-law, James (Rosemary) Bard of Marysville; his mother-in-law, Pamala Bard of Columbus; two nieces, Blanche Kauterman and Abigail (Thomas) Curl; a great-niece, Lillian Curl; and many other relatives and friends, including “brothers from other mothers,” Tim (Angie) Stottler, Jason (Sarah) Lee,  John (Neeta) Shuff and Joel LeMaster. Viewing hours will be 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Underwood Funeral Home, 703 East Fifth Street, Marysville, Ohio 43040. Memorial services to celebrate Ian’s life will be held in Indiana at a later date. Condolences may be expressed to the family by clicking the condolences tab above.

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