Wilmer P. Werling, 83, passed away on Monday, March 12, 2012, at River Terrace, Bluffton.
He was a former resident of rural Ossian.
Mr. Werling was born March 1, 1929, in Ossian, to the late Rufas and Marie Werling.
He was an Ossian High School graduate, an American Legion and VFW member, and a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church.
Mr. Werling worked as a school bus driver for Northern Wells Community Schools, drove semi for Thunderbird Products, and was a farmer. He also served in the U. S. Army in Korea as a Sargent.
He was married on January 25, 1957, to his wife of 55 years, Jacqualine, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne. Among survivors are his wife, Jacqualine of Bluffton; sons, Gary A. (Darlene) Werling of Ossian; Scott A. (Lisa) Werling of Decatur; Steven R. (Charmaine) Werling of Decatur; Darrin M. (Laura) Werling of Ossian; Thomas M. Werling of Anaheim, Calif.; and Blair J. Werling of Ossian; sisters Erma (Richard) Henderson of New Haven; Helene (Robert) Hegerfeld of Hoagland; Iverna (Gerald) Burns of Grabill; and Ruth (Richard) Bultemeyer of Angola; seven grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will also be on Thursday, March 15, from 2-8 p.m. at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home, 120 West Mill Street, Ossian, IN 46777.
The funeral service will be Friday, March 16, at 4:30 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 6514E. 750N., Ossian, IN 46777, with visitation one hour prior to services. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Preferred memorials are to the Bethlehem Lutheran Church and School.
Online condolences may be left at www.elzey-patterson-rodak.com.