William August Werth

Funeral services for William August Werth, 91, of Glencoe were held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 3, from the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Glencoe, with the Rev. Kurt Lehmkuhl officiating.

Mr. Werth died on Sunday, April 30, 2000.

The organist was Marjorie Hemmann. Mr. Werth's granddaughter, Corina Miller, sang pre-service selections. The congregational hymns were "Just As I Am" and "The Lord's My Shepherd." Soloist Wally Sylwester sang "The Lords Prayer."

Pallbearers were Ronald VonBerge, Earl VonBerge, Elmer Schuette, Brian Dammann, Daniel Werth and Bruce Kunkel. Interment was in the Glencoe Cemetery.

Mr. Werth was born to Fred J. and Clara (Tone) Werth in Bergen Township of McLeod County. He was baptized and confirmed at the St. Peter Lutheran Church of Lester Prairie. He attended country school in Bergen Township.

On June 2, 1940, Mr. Werth was united in marriage with Mathilda D. Schuette at the St. John's Lutheran Church in Plato. The couple made their home on a farm west of Glencoe.

In the late 1980s, they moved into Glencoe.

Mr. Werth was a member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Glencoe, its church choir, past council member, and men's club member. He had also helped his wife with her custodian work at Good Shepherd.

He enjoyed creating things with wood, and the sign on Good Shepherd's front lawn was made by Mr. Werth. He also liked to fish, play the concertina and harmonica, and listen to music.

Survivors include his children, LuAnn Lewin and husband, Lawrence of Osakis, Arlys Wydner and husband, Roger, of Flower Mound, Texas, Larry Werth and fiance, Sue Clarke, of Eagan; grandchildren, Corina Miller and husband, Mark, of Savage, Shari Johnston and husband, Chris, of Lafayette, Troy Lewin of Minneapolis, Nathanael Wydner of Flower Mound, Texas, Samuel Wydner of Flower Mound, Texas, Holly Werth of Boulder, Colo., Brenda Werth of Madrid, Spain; great-grandchildren, Rebecca and Tyler Miller, Sophia Johnston; sisters, Alice Stuedemann of Glencoe, Lenora Kern of Howard Lake; sisters-in-law, Aurelia Werth of Glencoe, Elda Werth of Glencoe; as well as other relatives and friends.

Mr. Werth was preceded in death by his parents; wife Mathilda; and two brothers, Fred and Gilbert Werth.

The Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel of Glencoe handled arrangements.

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