Hugo Werner

Hugo V. Werner

1914 – 2011

Hugo Valentine Werner, son of John and Clara (Reicks) Werner, was born February 14, 1914 at Raeville, NE. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Raeville, NE and attended St. John Berchman School in Raeville.

On July 3, 1934, Hugo was united in marriage with Louise Velder. The couple made their home by Elgin, NE where he worked for a farmer and rancher along with farming ground that he rented.

During the years of drought, he traveled to the Clearwater area where he helped harvest the crops that survived.

In 1946, the couple moved to Petersburg, NE where Hugo had rented a farm. He eventually bought the farm and worked the ground until retiring from the farm at the age of 65 and later making their home in Petersburg.

The couple enjoyed traveling and spent their retirement years wintering in Texas. Hugo loved to fish; taking trips to Minnesota and Hawaii, along with fishing off the coast of Texas during the winters.

Hugo and Louise spent every summer enjoying the cabin in the Black Hills of South Dakota with friends and family. On July 3, 2010, the couple celebrated 76 years of marriage.

Hugo was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, and Holy Name. His faith was important to him and he enjoyed reading his prayer book. Hugo and Louise were instrumental in the development of the Petersburg Senior Center in Werner Hall.

Hugo is survived by his wife Louise (Velder) Werner of Petersburg, NE; Children: Della Edic of Norfolk, NE; John (Betty) Werner of Perham, MN; C.L. (Rachel) Werner of Montrose, CO; Carol (Cletus) Scholl of Columbus, NE; Lois (Jim) Bode of Petersburg, NE; LaVern Werner and special friend Miriam Barker of Petersburg, NE; daughter-in-law Marlene Werner of Springfield, NE; 32 grandchildren; 73 great-grandchildren; 25 great-great-grandchildren; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his son Jim; his parents John and Clara; 1 brother: Louis Werner; 4 sisters: Marie (Dozler)Hoffsten, Rosella Petsche, Martha Zamilatala and Charlotte Schaudel; 1 son-in-law: Carroll Edic.

Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday morning, April 12, 2011, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Petersburg.

Officiating were Fr. Stan Schmit and Msgr. Cyril Werner.

Interment was at St. Joyhn the Baptist Catholic Cemetery at Petersburg.

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