Marie Christine Werner


Marie Christine (Otte) Werner, 91, of Greenfield, passed away on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Ripley Crossing in Milan, IN. She was born on September 13, 1926 in Olean, IN as the daughter of William John Henry and Lucia Augusta (Lomatch) Otte.

She graduated from Cross Plains High School in 1944. Marie married Norman C. Werner on June 9, 1962 at St. Paul Lutheran in Olean, IN.

She was a homemaker and a loving mother. Marie was currently a member at St. James Lutheran Church in Greenfield and a previous member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Olean, IN. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, canning vegetables, and volunteering at her church, where she assisted the secretary with office work.

Marie is survived by her children, Jerry (Merrell) Webster of Versailles, IN and Terri (Roger) Schwarzkopf of Greenfield; three grandchildren, Mike (Sally) Webster, Marsha (Tad) Brinson and Molly Schwarzkopf; six great-grandchildren, Erin, Sarah, Emily, Jacob, Kelsey and Abigail; and three great-great-grandchildren, Allie, Payton and Hailey.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Norman Werner; and two sisters, Ella “Dopey” West and Dorothy Huntington.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 24, 2017, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory, 1484 W. US Hwy. 40, Greenfield, IN 46140. A funeral service will be held on Monday, September 25, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, 1741 S. State Street, Greenfield, IN 46140. Pastor Larry Gember will be officiating. A graveside committal will follow at 1:30 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery in Olean, IN.

Memorial contributions may be made by mail to the St. James Lutheran Church, 1741 S. State Street, Greenfield, IN 46140 or St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Cemetery, 1612 Bishop Lane, Canaan, IN 47224. Envelopes will be available at the mortuary and church.

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