John W. Werning
1944 - 2021
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John W. Werning

Lewisberry - John W. Werning, 76, went home to be with his Lord Jesus on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg.

Born on August 11, 1944 in East Manchester Twp., he was the son of the late William H. and Miriam E. (Flora) Werning. John was a self-employed farmer and also worked as head custodian at Northeastern School District.

John was preceded in death by his first wife Sarah (Sally) Werning (Nolt), married for 28 Years. He is survived by his second wife Carol (Spoonhour) Werning married for 11 years. John is also survived by 2 Sons Jonathan Werning married to Teresa Werning; Joshua Werning; 3 grandchildren Timothy, Esther, and Abigail; and his wife Carol's family.

John's life was radically changed at the age of 27 when he came to know his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. His faith was evident in his loving care of his family. John was a farmer through and through. When his boys were younger, they enjoyed farming as a family, going to church faithfully and attending Mt. Wolf Wolves baseball games. He enjoyed gardening and growing tomatoes especially with his grandchildren in later years. He attended Central Manor camp meeting faithfully. He also enjoyed studying the scriptures and praying for others.

Mr. Werning was a member of Red Land Valley Brethren in Christ Church where he served as a Deacon and Elder, taught Sunday School and co-taught the 410 Men's Group. He also was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Farmers and Christian Farmers Outreach.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at Red Land Valley Brethren in Christ Church, 3555 Lewisberry Road, York Haven, PA 17370 with Pastor Kevin E. Richardson officiating. The service can be livestreamed at Viewings will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday and 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, both at the church. Burial will be in Lehmans Starview Union Cemetery. Beaver-Urich Funeral Home, 305 W. Front St., Lewisberry is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Red Land Valley Brethren in Christ Church, 3555 Lewisberry Rd., York Haven, PA 17370.

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Published in York Daily Record from Apr. 1 to Apr. 4, 2021.
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April 7, 2021
Sorry to hear of John's passing. Knew him from grade school. I went to school with John at Brillinger's one room school house near where he grew up.
Celia Whorl (Heindel)
April 6, 2021
Vinny and I are so sorry to hear about your father's passing. We have many good memories of hunting on the farm and the many talks that he and I had. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers during this time. May it comfort you to know that through God's grace, and his son Jesus, we will all be able to see each other again when we reach our home in Heaven.
God bless,
Ron and Vinny Knopp
Ron and Vinny Knopp
April 6, 2021
We lose a shining example of a Godly man here on earth, but rejoice with the angels knowing we have an eternal friend waiting for us in Heaven's Kingdom. To the families, John is perfect in everyway and having a wonderful time.
John and Regina Benson
April 4, 2021
I’m so sorry to hear of Johnny’s passing. He was a friend of my farmer dad. I remember my dad telling me how excited Johnny was when he told Johnny I had been born on his 10th birthday, May he Rest In Peace.
Karen (Brothers) Wachter
April 2, 2021
I remember John’s wonderful Adult Sunday School lessons. Blessings and Peace to his family.
Dan and Barb Custer
April 2, 2021
We will miss John. He was a true man of God who was gentle and wise. We were better for knowing him.
Jonathan Bowers
April 2, 2021
Our deepest sympathy to Carol and John's family. John's life was a beautiful example of what is means to walk each day with Jesus.
Jim and Virginia Wilt
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