Gilbert Werner

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Gilbert Ervin Werner

Gilbert Werner, 77, of Marshall, formerly of Benson, passed away on Wednesday, August 02, 2017 at the Wabasso Rehabilitation and Healcare Center in Wabasso. 

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Wabasso with visitation beginning at 9:00 AM.  Interment will be in the Wabasso City Cemetery.  Lunch will follow the burial at the Wabasso Community Center.  The Sunset Funeral & Cremation Association is caring for the family.


Gilbert Ervin Werner was born on September 12, 1939 in New Avon Township, Minnesota. Son of Arthur Otto and Leona Molly (Gilb) Werner, he grew up in the Wabasso area working on his father’s farm.

On September 10th, 1960, Gilbert married Alida Suzanne Jannay Tillman and they made their home in southern Minnesota until March of 1967 when they moved to Benson, MN.  Gilbert worked at TCI in Benson for 20+ years and completed his career at Dalsen Industries in Bloomington, MN.  Gilbert and Alida raised three children and were active in many aspects of their lives. Amongst the things Gilbert enjoyed was wood working, collecting die-cast cars, fishing, hunting, swimming, bowling, and creating afghans and quilts with his wife. 

Gilbert was called from this life on Wednesday August 2nd, 2017 at Wabasso Rehabilitation & Health Care Center. He attained the age 77, 10 months, 21 days.  Gilbert is survived by his children: Scott (Dreama) Werner of Louisberg, KS, Holly Werner of Mounds View, and Kara (Greg) Boughey of Mapleton; six grandchildren: Benjamin (Tracy) Werner, Lindsay (Kevin) Ogden, Jason (Ashley) Semidey, Jessica (Blair) Zierke, Rebecca (Carter) Zierke, and Robert (Chelsea) Miller; seven great-grandchildren: Trenton, Maria, Emmah, Swayzi, Jackson, Riley, Joseph and Baylee. Special family friend Susan McCaskey; one brother: Leeun (Julene) Werner; two sisters: Fernetta (Wally) Brown, and Ardyce Minnig and other relatives and friends. Preceding him in death were his wife of 50 years Alida (Tillman) Werner, his parents Arthur and Leona (Gilb) Werner, and brother Dale Werner, brothers-in-law Don Balko and William Minnig, son-in-law Tim Zierke and his mother and father in-law Vincent and Helen Tillman.

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