Irene A. Werne, 90, Jasper

Irene A. Werne, 90, of Jasper, died Friday, March 6, at Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper. She was born in rural Jasper September 2, 1929, to Simon and Marie (Blessinger) Ackerman. She married Ernest O. Werne October 21, 1950, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper. He died December 10, 2011.

Irene was a graduate of Ireland High School. She was secretary of Holy Family Parish in Jasper for 19 years until her retirement. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and a member and past president of the Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

She is survived by one daughter, Diane Cloud, Richmond; two sons, Stan Werne and wife Sally, Jasper, and Ken Werne and Mary Burnett, Lenexa, Kansas; daughter-in-law Kirsten Werne, Hollis, New Hampshire; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Raphael Ackerman and wife Phyllis, Jasper; and three sisters, Vera Renner and husband Donald, Jasper, Camilla Moeller, Evansville, and Cleo Brown and husband Fred, Henderson, Kentucky.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one daughter, Jane Werne, one son, Brian Werne, and one sister, Marge Edwards.

Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Family Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Holy Family Church Parish Foundation or to Holy Trinity Catholic School. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church with entombment following in the Fairview Cemetery Mausoleum.

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