Eugene E. Werner, 84 of Jefferson, passed away on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at Rainbow Hospice Inpatient Center of Johnson Creek surrounded by his family.
Gene was born on January 29, 1936 in Milwaukee, WI, the son of Edward and Edna (Stemwell) Werner. At the age of 11, Gene decided he wanted to work and found a job as a farmhand near the Milwaukee area. He continued working until he entered the military, serving in the US Army from 1955 – 1957. Upon returning from his military service, Gene was employed in the furniture business and retired at age 62. September 30, 1961, he married Pearl Fischer at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church of Jefferson. The couple was together nearly 60 years and had two daughters. Gene and Pearl served with Evangelist Tom Stamman for 16 year, traveling the Midwest extensively. Gene’s passion was praying for the healing of others and had a strong desire to be involved in the coming season of healing. Gene enjoyed being outdoors raising many animals and gardening. He was a very generous man, both to his friends and to strangers in need. Gene was loved dearly by his family and he will be missed.
He is survived by: his wife Pearl Werner of Jefferson; daughters Julie Werner of Washington, IL and Lisa (Danny) Anderson of Janesville; and his “grandpups”. Gene is also survived by a number other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00PM on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at the Olsen-Gibson Funeral Home. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 12:00PM until the time of service at the funeral home. Gene will be laid to rest at Union Cemetery of Jefferson following the service.
Memorials to Gene's family would be greatly appreciated.
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