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Wayne K. Werner

d. August 15, 2016

WERNER, Wayne King


Wayne King Werner, 63, of La Crosse, passed away Monday morning August 15, 2016, at Mayo with his family at his side.


Wayne was born Aug. 16, 1952, to Gilbert & June Werner of Watertown, Wis. Wayne, his parents, and his 3 sisters moved to Onalaska, Wis., in the mid sixties where Wayne attended high school & graduated in 1971. Wayne was married for 9 years to Joni West and they had 1 daughter “Ali.”

Wayne was a man of many talents and trades. In his twenties, Wayne drove semi. Then, he worked for his father’s business, Werner Siding & Windows. In 1987, Wayne started a local small business he coined “The Closet Organizers” where he designed & installed custom closet storage systems. Within his 20 years of managing his own business, he took pride in being a member of the La Crosse Area Builders Association. Wayne enjoyed the outdoors: fishing, hunting, camping, boating, or just hanging at the park. Wayne also loved watching the Packers play, shooting pool, and going to concerts. He had a great sense of humor that was full of jovial sarcasm and a loving heart.


Wayne will be deeply missed by his only daughter, Alexandria (& Christopher) Behringer; his grandchildren, Lydia & Silas Behringer; his sister Sandra Werner, (all of La Crosse, Wis.); his sister Linda Herzog of Daytona Beach, Fla.; The Fortner Family; along with many other good friends and family.

Special thank you to Wayne’s recent caregivers: Barb & Jodi of Engelhart Healthcare, Chandra & Anna of Couleecap, Diane of Care Wis., and his roommate Chris.


Wayne’s guardian angels in heaven: His parents and grandparents; older sister Bonnie; Stan, Lois, Karla & Shad (West), David & Jeffrey (Fortner), Pete & Jeani Favre, and Jane.


A celebration of his life will be held in La Crosse, WI, at Pettibone Park’s “Lagoon Shelter” on Saturday, August 27th, 2016, from 2 to 8:00 PM.


The Blaschke & Schneider Funeral Homes are assisting the family with arrangements.

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