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Walter G. Werst, 75, Decatur, passed away Friday, May 9, 2014, at his residence.
He was born Aug. 27, 1938, in Decatur, to the late Chalmer T. and Marie (Sudduth) Werst.
He married his wife of 52 years, Carolyn K. (Fisher) Jan. 6, 1962; she survives.
Walter was a machine operator for Dana Corporation in Fort Wayne, where he retired in 1996 after 35 years of service.
He served his country in the United States Navy and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Decatur.
He is survived by a son, Matthew G. (Debbie) Werst of Bartlett, Ill.; a daughter, Melissa J. Sheets of Decatur; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Walt was preceded in death by one sister, Aggie Morence.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, with Pastor Marcia Cline officiating.
Burial will be in the Decatur Cemetery with Military Graveside Rites conducted by the American Legion Post 43 Color Guard.
Visitation will be held from 3-7 p.m. Tuesday, also at the funeral home.
Preferred memorials may be made to the Adams County Heart Club.