Everett C. Werner, 96
Blue Earth – Everett Charles Werner, formerly of Delavan, passed from the arms of his family into the arms of the Lord on Monday, May 7, 2018. A celebration of Everett’s life will be at 10 am, Friday, May 25, 2018 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Blue Earth. Inurnment will follow at the Immanuel Lutheran Church cemetery with full military honors. Everett’s services are entrusted to Patton Funeral Home, 400 East 14th Street, Blue Earth, MN 56013; 507-526-2102 and Whinery-Savage Funeral Service, 403 W. Country Club Blvd, Elk City, OK 73644; 580-225-2112.
Everett was born Jan. 1, 1922 at Barber Township, Faribault County, and passed at the age of 96 years, four months and six days. Everett attended Delavan High School. He married Marjeane Joyce Vandenburgh on Sept. 18, 1951 and celebrated 63 years of marriage. To this union, two children were born, Charles Everett Werner and James William Werner. Everett served with courage in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II with the 850th Aviation Engineer Battalion in the European Theater from September 1942 to November 1945. Everett loved the land and was a hard worker. Everett farmed the family farm in Delavan, until retiring in 1984. He also worked part-time for many years at Juba’s grocery store in Blue Earth, MN. During retirement, Everett and Marjeane enjoyed traveling in their motor home, witty evenings filled with card and board games, fishing and volunteer work. Everett and Marjeane moved to Elk City, Oklahoma in 2007. Everett enjoyed attending the United Methodist Church, Elk City, Oklahoma; was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church in Elk City, Oklahoma while keeping an associate membership at his home church, Immanuel Lutheran Church at Blue Earth.
Everett is survived by his son, Charles (Sandra) Werner, of Elk City, Oklahoma; three grandchildren, Sara (Barry) Wang, of Twin Falls, Idaho, Alex Werner, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Kelci Werner, of Elk City, Oklahoma; three great grandchildren, Kodi, Zachary, and Joselyn; two sisters, Ruth Bauer, Grand Rapids, and Arlene Lueck, Ceylon, and one brother, Lawrence Werner, Hill City. Immediate family receiving him in heaven are his wife; parents; son, James William; one sister, Alice and a host of other relatives and friends.
Everett will forever be remembered as a sweet Christian soul, loving father and grandfather and a man of integrity. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made in Everett’s memory to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 43103 120th St, Blue Earth, MN 56013.