Irene C. Werne, 90, of Ferdinand, died Thursday (October 23) at St. Charles Health Campus in Jasper. She was born in Dubois June 6, 1924, to John and Elizabeth (Schepers) Terwiske. She married Gilbert P. Werne May 23, 1944, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Ireland. He died June 24, 2010.
Irene was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Ferdinand Parish and its St. Anne’s Sodality and she enjoyed reading and scrapbooking.
She is survived by one son, Larry Werne and wife Linda, Ferdinand; two daughters, Darla Schipp and husband Tom, Ferdinand, and Sharon Persohn and husband Kenneth, Schnellville; one brother, Cletus Terwiske, Boston, Massachusetts; two sisters, Monica Thacker and husband Bob , Huntingburg and Mary Merkley, Jasper; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Gary Werne, four brothers, Jim, Bob, Tony, and Maurice Terwiske, and one grandson.
Services at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Ferdinand Church with burial following in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday and 7-9:30 a.m. Monday at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. Condolences may be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com.