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Dennis John Werner

Obituary for Dennis John Werner

July 26, 1944 - March 20, 2020
San Antonio, Texas | Age 75


Dennis John Werner, 75, passed away on Friday, March 20, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 26, 1944 in Marshfield, Wisconsin to parents Margaret Derfus and Edward Werner. Dennis began dating Joan Piotrowski during high school. He graduated from Pius XI High School in Milwaukee, WI in 1962. He joined the Army Reserves shortly after graduating, where he served for six years. During that time in 1964, he married Joan, that began the 55 years of a beautiful love story. During his time in the Army Reserves his job training consisted of construction and drafting. This led to his extended career in design engineering, in which he retired from. During his career and marriage, he and Joan had four daughters and 11 grandchildren. Through out his 55 years of marriage, they moved from Wisconsin to Louisiana and the final state was Texas. During his time in Texas he became very involved with the Catholic Church. He was a Brother of Christ in ACTS where he became a true fisher of men. He was also a Eucharistic Minister and attended weekly Bible Studies with Joan. He also volunteered his art of woodworking to the Catechesis of the Good Shepard, which serves children ages 3-6. Additionally, Dennis extended his woodworking skills to provide various gifts to many people who surrounded him during his walk through life.

As an active member of the community, Dennis inadvertently set off a chain of events that eventually led to handicap access to the Canyon Lake Dam. He was the first person to donate to help reopen the Dam. He lived to see his dream fulfilled and was able to ride his scooter across the Dam.

Dennis was a giver, a mentor, an old soul, a good friend, and he had the most prominent sarcastic personality known by anyone. He was the best Husband, the greatest Dad and the perfect Papa any family could ask for.

He was preceded in death by his parents Margaret Prechel and Edward Werner, baby sister Judy Werner, and stepmother Frieda Werner. Dennis is survived by his wife of 55 years, Joan A. Werner; his daughters, Judy Werner, Sue (John) Dickens, Jill (Ralph) Sanchez, and Jennie (James) Smith; grandchildren Aaron, Brandon, Matthew, Joshua, Abby, Olivia, Desiree, Jacob, Jesse, Jace, and Jonathan; sister Beverly (Russ) Stimac; stepsisters Yvonne Grigory and Bonnie Michels; and several nieces and nephews.

A private family burial will take place within the coming weeks. Family, friends, and others whose lives Dennis touched are invited to a memorial mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church – Honey Creek to be scheduled at a later time.

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