Michael Wayne Werger | 1950 - 2011 | Obituary

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Michael Wayne Werger

Born: December 04, 1950
Died: May 31, 2011

U.S. VeteranMichael Wayne Werger, 60, of Johnson Lake, Nebraska, died Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at his home at Johnson Lake.


He was born December 4, 1950, in Lincoln, Nebraska to Gerald and Kathryn (Blecha) Werger.

Mike graduated from Waverly High School with the class of 1969. Following graduation he served his country during the Vietnam War in the United States Marine Corps. He was united in marriage to Deborah Foreman on June 3, 1972, in Lincoln, Nebraska. Two sons were blessed to this marriage; Michael Earl and Joshua Neil.


Mike worked 30 years for the Goodyear Company in Lincoln until moving to Johnson Lake in 2002, where he started Redhawk Contracting with his son, Michael.


He loved living at the lake, hunting, trapping, woodworking and gardening. Time spent with his grandchildren and his chosen grandchildren were times he always treasured. Mike and Deb raised mallard ducks and bunnies for the grandchildren to enjoy.


Mike was a member of Parkview Baptist Church and was active with the Baptist Church Jail Ministry.


Survivors include his wife: Deborah Werger of Johnson Lake, Nebraska

His Mother: Kathryn Werger of Lincoln, Nebraska


Two sons: Michael Earl (Crystal) Werger of Elwood, Nebraska

Joshua Neil (Christy) Werger of Castle Rock, Colorado


Two brothers: Steve (Terri) Werger of Bennett, Nebraska


Jack (Christine) Werger of Eagle, Nebraska


One sister: Joan Nelson of Lincoln, Nebraska


Five grandchildren: Caleb & Joshua Werger and Skyler, Stormi & Sierra Werger


Grandchildren by Choice: Taylor, Emma, Aly & Mandy Roberts and Lexi Fudge, Carsen & Hayden Lacey


Mother-in-law: Betty Foreman of Lincoln, Nebraska


Mike was preceded in death by his grandparents; his father, Gerald and father-in-law, Earl Foreman


The family has honored Mike’s wishes that his body be cremated. There will be no visitation.


A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, June 4, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. at Parkview Baptist Church in Lexington with Pastor John Shields officiating


Memorials are suggested to Parkview Baptist Church Jail Ministry or Tri-County Hospital Hospice.


Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements. Please direct online condolences to the family through: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.

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