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Ronald E. Werner


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Ronald E. Werner Obituary
Ronald E. Werner, 89, passed away Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. Graveside service: 11:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 30, in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas. Memorial service will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 7001 Trail Lake Drive, Fort Worth. Memorials: Consider donating, in lieu of flowers, to Westminster Presbyterian Church or a . Ronald was born Dec. 5, 1924, in Lawrence, Wis., to John and Elnora Werner. After finishing high school in three years, he enlisted in the Air Force, serving proudly in the South Pacific theater throughout World War II. His war years were some of the most meaningful parts of his life. On Aug. 20, 1946, he married Irene Rice. They were married for 67 years at the time of his death. Ron and Irene moved to Janesville, Wis., where he began employment with General Motors, working as a financial administrator for the company for over 33 years. During his career they moved from Janesville to Kansas City, spending his final year of employment in Spain. After retiring in 1981 they relocated to Oswego, Kan., where he became vice president of Coons Manufacturing. In 1992 Ron and Irene moved to Fort Worth to be closer to their grandchildren. They were active members in the Presbyterian Church throughout their marriage and continued by joining Westminster Presbyterian Church. Ronald was elected to the Session and served in many committee roles, including chair of the finance committee and as a member of the lay committee and the stewardship committee. Ronald was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers. Survivors: Wife, Irene Werner; daughter, Susan Moore and husband, Jim, of Aledo; son, John Werner and wife, Angie, of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Air Force Base, Anchorage, Alaska; grandchildren, Kaitlyn Kelton and husband, Anson, of Fort Worth, Lauren Moore of Aledo and Lyndi Derheim and husband, Matthew, and Carrianna Werner, all of Anchorage; and great-grandchildren, Addison and Elizabeth Derheim of Anchorage.
Published in Star-Telegram on Dec. 28, 2013
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