James Andrew Werneke, 85, of Houstonia, died Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, at Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 19, 2009, at Houstonia Cemetery, with Rev. Chris Ruddell officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Monday at Houstonia United Methodist Church. Memorials may be made to the church in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born Sept. 24, 1924, in Houstonia, he was the son of the late Walter Werneke and Thelma Houchen Werneke. He was a 1942 graduate of Houstonia High School. He married Mildred Nichols, who survives of the home. He had lived in Houstonia his entire life and was a truck driver. He was a member of Houstonia United Methodist Church.
Additional survivors include two sons, Jim Werneke of Hot Springs, Ark., and Randy Werneke of Houstonia; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ed Werneke of rural Nelson and Fred Werneke of Mesa, Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews.