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Margaret "Gerry" Werner

February 13, 1928 — April 17, 2024

New Lenox

Margaret “Gerry” C. Werner, quietly left this earth on Wednesday, April 17th surrounded by her family.
She was born to John and Dorothy Clark in Joliet, Illinois, on February 13th, 1928. She was predeceased
by her husband of 39 years, William “Bill” Werner, her parents, stepfather Frank Herr, sister Dorothy “Dood” Hasslbauer, three stillborn daughters, son-in-law Mark Fisher, and a host of other dear family
members and friends.

She is survived by her children, James (Nancy) Werner, Terence (Sharon) Werner, Thomas (Judy)
Werner, Kathleen Fisher, Jean (John) Wolfe, and Ann (Tim) Mundt. She was the beloved grandmother of
Mike, Doug, Brad, Danny, Katie, Patrick, Meghan, Jenny, Julie, Tommy, Maggie, Will, Mallory, Caitlin,
Liam, Seamus, and Brigid. She is also survived by 19 great-grandchildren.

A visitation is scheduled for Friday, April 26th from 3:00 to 8:00 pm at Kurtz Funeral Home, 65 Old
Frankfort Way, Frankfort, Illinois. Funeral services will be held the following day at 10:00 a.m. at St. Jude
Church, 24 W. 2nd Avenue, New Lenox, Illinois.

Gerry was a proud graduate of Joliet Township, would later work as an x-ray technician for a local
doctor, and then at Silver Cross Hospital before meeting the love of her life. In later years, she became a
bagger at Walt’s Food Store where at the end of every holiday season she would exhaustedly say, “I
never want to lift another turkey again.”

We will remember our dear mom, grandmother, and great grandmother for her steadfast faith, warm
smile, her infectious sense of humor, her fondness for a glass of wine and popcorn for dinner while
watching QVC, phone in hand to call in an order, her fierce love and devotion to every dog she ever
owned, the Cubs games on WGN that were the background noise of every summer, and the small
distillery she operated in her kitchen where she churned out hundreds of bottles of Irish cream.

While her death was expected we are saddened at the prospect of life without our North Star. We know
her story isn’t over as she has many adventures left to live on the other side where we are certain Dad
tackled everyone in his path to get to his bride, while the rest of those she loved and lost waited in a
long line to welcome her. Their joy in seeing her again is our sorrow but her work here is finished and
there was no one who did it better.

Rest now, Mom, in all the love you gave. We’ll move forward with your wisdom and empathy and see
you in everything you cherished.

The funeral service for Margaret "Gerry" Werner will be Live Streamed.  Click on the link below to watch it on Saturday, April 27th, 2024 at 10:00 AM.

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Service Schedule

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Friday, April 26, 2024

3:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

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Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, April 27, 2024

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Saturday, April 27, 2024

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