George J. Werner, 86, of 1335 N. Sixth, died on Tuesday (Feb. 19, 2013) in Blessing Hospital.
He was born on May 26, 1926, in Quincy, a son of Fred and Ida (Meyer) Werner. He married Patricia M. Myers on June 27, 1952. She preceded him in death on Nov. 16, 2003.
Mr. Werner was a cement mason for numerous companies in the Quincy area. George took great pride in many jobs over the years, especially the completion of the new Quincy Bayview Bridge. He served in the United States Army during World War II
George was the longtime secretary/treasurer for the Cement Finishers and Masons Local Union 137, and had a keen interest in coin collecting.
He had attended St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church.
George also cared for and adored his faithful dog, Barney.
George is survived by four children, Linda Rose of Collinsville, Mark Werner and his wife, Patty, of Albuquerque N.M., Wayne Werner and his wife, Debbie, of Sherman, and David Werner and his wife, Patty, of Maryville; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Roland and her husband, William, Andrew Rose and his wife, Alisha, Marcus Werner, Tamera Gaudet and her husband, Keith, Megan Werner, John Werner and Sara Werner; six great-grandchildren, Drew Roland, Nicholas Roland, Bella Rose, Xavier Rose, Jude Rose and Kenny Gaudet; one brother, Fred Werner Jr. and his wife, Dorothy; two sisters, Toby Jones and Fleta Henderson; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
In addition to his wife, George was also preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Donald Werner.
SERVICES: 9:30 a.m. Friday in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. in St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery with military rites conducted in the cemetery.
VISITATION: 5-7 p.m. Thursday with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m.
ARRANGEMENTS: Duker and Haugh Funeral Home.