John and Lauren Wuertz of Waterloo announce the birth of their son, Walter Thomas Wuertz. Walter was born Feb. 6, 2021, at Mercy South Hospital, St. Louis, weighing 8 lbs. and measuring 20.5 inches. Paternal grandparents are Antony Wuertz and Rebecca Sippel. Maternal grandparents are Tom and Diane Sendelbeck. Great-grandparents are Dorothy Sippel, Jeannie Wuertz, Verona Sendelbeck and Geraldine Vogt.