Evelyn Jane Werner

April 27, 1929 — April 25, 2017

Evelyn Jane Werner, 87, of Winamac, passed away at 5:22 a.m. Tuesday, April 25, at the Pulaski Health Care Center in Winamac. 

She was born on April 27, 1929, in Logansport, to the late Ernest and Carrie (Martin) Strauch of Walton. On May 29, 1949, Evelyn married Richard Eugene Werner at the St. James Lutheran Church in Logansport. He survives.

Evelyn graduated from Washington Township High School in 1947. She lived with her parents on their family farm until she married. Evelyn worked at Richardson’s Cleaners and at the Pharos Tribune in Logansport following her graduation. She met her husband, Richard, at the Rural Youth Club in Logansport. Together they shared nearly 68 years. After her marriage Evelyn worked at the Pulaski County Courthouse until they had children. Evelyn and Richard purchased the Tony Moose farm in 1957. There they raised five children, worked and farmed. Evelyn went to work at Singer/Eaton Controls in Winamac where she was employed for 21 years until her retirement. 

Evelyn was a member of the St. Luke Lutheran Church in Winamac and belonged to the Ladies Guild of the church. She enjoyed helping with special church activities and vacation bible school.

Evelyn loved her family dearly and enjoyed cooking for their many holiday family dinners. She cherished time spent playing with and caring for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Evelyn also enjoyed camping and observing wildlife with her family on frequent family camping trips. Richard and Evelyn spent their retirement winter months in the Ft. Myers/Bonita Springs, Florida, area for more than 15 years with their snowbird friends.

She is survived by her husband Richard Eugene Werner of Winamac; daughters: Carol [Leonard] Short of Winamac, Cheryl Stout of Kewanna, and Christine [Rod] Ringen of Francesville; sons: Steven [Nancy] Werner of Lafayette, and Stanley Werner of Waynesboro, Virgina; brothers: Norman Strauch of Logansport, and Paul [Eleanor] Strauch of Kokomo; grandchildren: Michelle [Tim] Bowyer, Lenny Short, Jacob Short, Natalie Shidler, Joe [Gena] Werner, Andrew Werner, Kirsten Whan, Brent [Carrie] Whan, Ashley [Casey] Bradburn, Austin Risner, Jordan [Lisa] Burton, Nicole Burton and Abbriel Ringen; 28 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded by her parents Ernest and Carrie (Martin) Strauch; mother-in-law and father-in-law Clarence and Margaret Werner; sisters-in-law: Arma Jean Strauch and Madolynne Werner; brother-in-law Robert Werner; grandson-in-law Jeff Shidler; and niece Susie (Strauch) Cable. 

Visitation was 4-8 p.m., Friday April 28, at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, and was one hour prior to services at the church. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 29, at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Winamac. Pastor Tom Woodley officiated. Burial took place at the McKinley Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Winamac.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Luke Lutheran Church.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal — May 3, 2017)

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