Floyd J. Werner, 80, Oldenburg, died Monday, May 22, 2017, at his home.
Born March 28, 1937, in Franklin County, he was the son of Clara (Hartman) and Carl Werner. He served in the Army between the Korean conflict and Vietnam War and was the longtime owner of Floyd Werner Concrete and the Oldenburg Lumber Co.
He also farmed, was a member of the Southeastern Indiana Home Builders Association and a former member of Eagle Fire Co.
Although Floyd had many interests, baseball was his passion. He played and managed in the Tri-County League for over 20 years, thoroughly enjoyed watching his grandkids play ball and was an avid Reds fan as well. When it was time to put his spikes and glove away, he took up golf and for years hosted the Floyd Werner Golf Tournament. He was a longtime league bowler in Oldenburg as well as a Cleveland Browns fan.
According to his family, Floyd looked forward to business trips in Vegas or Atlantic City, where he could stop off to try his luck at the casinos. They also said he was fearless, willing to take on building projects others were afraid to attempt.
He is survived by daughters and son-in-laws Theresa and Jim Owens Jr., Becky and Jim McLean Jr. and Carla and Andy Meer, Batesville, and Cora Werner, Metamora; sons and daughter-in-laws Steve and Kelly Werner and Mark and Rachel Werner, Batesville, Andy Werner, Oldenburg, and Mathew Werner, Cincinnati; sister Sister Mary Louise Werner, OSF, Oldenburg; brothers Ray Werner, Batesville, Charles Werner, Florence, Arizona, and Donald Werner, Monte Sereno, California; 23 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by brothers Edward and Robert Werner.
Visitation is Thursday, May 25, from 4-7 p.m. at Weigel Funeral Home. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Friday, May 26, at Holy Family Church with the Rev. John Hall officiating. Floyd's wishes were to be cremated following services. Military rites will be conducted by the Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 and Prell-Bland American Legion Post 271 on the plaza in front of church after services. The family requests memorials to the Batesville Youth Baseball and Softball Association or Margaret Mary Health Foundation Hospice Fund.
Published on May 23, 2017