Edgar C. “Ed” Woerner, 95


Published in the Morton (Illinois) Times-News, April 2, 2011

Edgar C. "Ed" Woerner

Ed Woerner

Morton, Ill. — Edgar C. “Ed” Woerner, 95, of Morton died at 8:52 p.m. Thursday, March 31, 2011, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.

Born Sept. 30, 1915, in Tremont to Carl and Christine (Kieser) Woerner, he married Wilma R. Knapp Feb. 2, 1947, in Morton. She preceded him in death Feb. 27, 1996. He also was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

Surviving are one son, James A. (Patricia) Woerner of Bloomington, Minn.; one grandson; one granddaughter; two great-grandchildren and two sisters, Mildred Weyland of Seattle, Wash., and Lillian (Richard) Dallinger of Morton.

He was a World War II Army Air Forces veteran, serving five years with the Eighth Air Force in England, France and Belgium.

He spent 44 years farming the family farm in Allentown, Ill., before retiring to his home in Morton.

He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5921 in Morton.

Services will be at noon Monday at Ludwig Mortuary in Morton. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 11 a.m. until time of services Monday at the mortuary. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin, where military services will be conducted by the United States Army.

Memorials may be made to We Care Inc., 622 W. Jackson St., Morton, IL 61550 or to the Allentown Hall Association, in care of Gail Kruse, 28536 Allentown Road, Tremont, IL 61568.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.ludwigmortuary.com.

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