Roy Franklin Werling
Roy Franklin Werling
  • February 12, 1935 - October 4, 2016
  • Ossian, Indiana

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Roy Franklin Werling, 81, of Ossian, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, at Bluffton Regional Medical Center. He was born Feb. 12, 1935, in Wells County to the late Fredrick and Frances (Kirchner) Werling. Roy was united in marriage to Sherrill Wyatt on July 8, 1961 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church near Ossian. She preceded him in death Nov. 26, 2008.
A farmer nearly all of his life, Roy retired in 1992 from Kmart Distribution Center. He was a lifelong member of Bethlehem Lutheran, formerly serving as the congregation's treasurer, secretary and as a head elder. He is survived by his children, Mick (Gail) Werling of Ossian and Dawn (Kevin) Buuck of Decatur; grandchildren, Phillip Werling, Rachelle (Ethan) Lapham, Melissa (Nick) Fuller, Jasson (Ciena) Werling, Caleb Buuck, and Garrett Werling; seven great grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Lillian Wanita Werling and Ruth Shaw; four nieces and five nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his sister, Marceil Stoll; and brothers, Dale Werling and Orvil Werling. Funeral service will be Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, at 10 a.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 6514E-750 N, Ossian, with visitation one hour prior. Visitation will also be Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, from 2 to 8 p.m. at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home, 120 W. Mill St., Ossian. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Preferred memorials may be made to Bethlehem Lutheran Church.