October 6, 2020
Donald Lee Werling, age 83, of Marysville, formerly of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, joined our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, in Heaven, Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at Ohio State’s University Hospital. He was a retired associate of Navistar (International Harvester) after 42 years as a brake engineer. He was a 1955 graduate of New Haven High School in New Haven, Indiana. Upon retirement from Navistar in 1998, he moved to Ohio where he continued his career in Urbana. He was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church where he was actively involved with the church’s member mission outreach, Loving in Actions and In Truth and was inducted into the COAAA Hall of Fame for his works. He was known as a hard-working, devoted family man. He was born August 30, 1937 in New Haven, Indiana to the late Norbert and Hazel Ladig Werling. He was also preceded in death on May 6, 2020 by his daughter, Brenda Werling. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Sharon J. Trammel Werling, whom he married April 12, 1958 in Ft. Wayne; two sons, Lynn (Lisa) Werling of Ft. Wayne, Indiana and John (Charity) Werling of Dublin, Ohio; four grandchildren, Peyton, Wesley, Arianna and Christian; two brothers, Terry Werling of New Haven, Indiana and Larry Werling of Ft. Wayne; a sister-in-law, Nancy “Eileen” Croghan of Angola, Indiana; a brother-in-law, William “Bill” Gordon of Coldwater, Michigan; and nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, October 9, 2020 at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Marysville. A committal service will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Covington Memorial Gardens in Ft. Wayne, Indiana where entombment will take place. Memorial contributions may be made to Loving In Actions and In Truth at St. John’s in Marysville. Underwood Funeral Home in Marysville, Ohio is assisting the family. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.
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