Obit: Werner, Dorothy M. (1925 - 2012)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Dietzman, Gengler, Krueger, Krug, Loock, Michler, Miller, Staples, Werner

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 06/14/2012

Werner, Dorothy M. (Michler) (10 APR 1925 - 12 JUN 2012)

Former Whittlesey area resident Dorothy M. Werner, 87, Chippewa Falls, died on Tuesday, June 12 at Mayo Clinic Health System – Eau Claire, where she had been a patient for one day.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 16 at 11 a.m. at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Medford, with Rev. James Krueger officiating. Burial will be at Medford Evergreen Cemetery II. Pallbearers are Troy, Todd and Trent Gengler, Tasha and John Staples and George Loock.

Visitation will be held at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford on Friday, June 15 from 4 to 7 p.m., and at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

The former Dorothy Michler was born on April 10, 1925 in Medford to the late Paul and Mildred (Miller) Michler Sr. She attended Medford area elementary schools, graduated from Medford High School, attended Carthage College and was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

On December 27, 1947 at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, she married Leon E. Werner, who preceded her in death on January 14, 2008. They co-owned – operated Michler's Inc. in Medford until her retirement.

She was a member of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, and past member of We Whittlesey Whizzers, Medford Curling Club and Tee - Hi Golf Club. She enjoyed bowling, golf, fishing, traveling and playing crazy eights.

Survivors include a daughter, Cynthia (Terry) Gengler of Chippewa Falls; a son, Timothy (Tonda) of Phillips; a brother, Paul Jr. (Bonnie) of Medford; sisters-in-law, Dottie Dietzman and Leona Krug, both of Medford; a brother-in-law, Bobbie (Rosemary) Werner of Whittlesey; four grandchildren, Troy (Marci) Gengler of Milwaukee, Todd Gengler and Trent (Ellyn) Gengler, both of Chippewa Falls, and Tasha (John) Staples of Phillips; and four great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial to Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church or Taylor County Humane Society.

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