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“Joe I miss you very much even though I didnt know you well. Im glad you got to do for my daughter what I couldnt and I know your im heaven smiling...Read More »
1 of 93 | Posted by: Jordan - Applecreek, OH

“I am so sorry for your loss. I went to Wilmington College with Joe. I remember he was such a nice person and was usually smiling everytime I saw him....Read More »
2 of 93 | Posted by: Laura Pickering-Polstra - OH

“I just heard the news of Joe's passing. It is weighing heavy on my heart today. I went to college with him. It has been several years since I ran...Read More »
3 of 93 | Posted by: Deb Tracey - Convoy, OH - friend

“Our thoughts, condolences and prayers are with you, the kids and the entire Werling family during this extremely difficult time. Joe and John have...Read More »
4 of 93 | Posted by: Jason Summerlin - NATCHITOCHES, LA

“I rode the bus with Joe in Jr High and High School. He was always so nice to everyone no matter if it was cool or not. May God give his family the...Read More »
5 of 93 | Posted by: Deb (Langenkamp) Richie - OH

“Dear Rose, Jason & Werling Family, We are so saddened by the sudden and tragic loss of Joe. Please know that we are thinking of you and sending...Read More »
6 of 93 | Posted by: Elaine (Harrod) Goldsmith & John Goldsmith - PA

“Kendra, Ava, and Shayna, Our thoughts and prayers are with you today. Joe touched our family's life with the kindness of his friendship. Wendy,...Read More »
7 of 93 | Posted by: The Allen Heinle Family - OH

“Our family has been blessed to have Joe in our lives. Love and prayers to Kendra, Ava, Shayna and the Werling and Bergman families. ”
8 of 93 | Posted by: Jerry and Sharon Rose

“Dear Steve and all werling family: May GOD be with you in this difficult time and always. ”
9 of 93 | Posted by: Mohan Nuthakki - TROY, OH

“Kendra, Ava & Shayna ED & Sally & all of your family I...Read More »
10 of 93 | Posted by: Don Rose - coldwater, OH - friend

“Words can not say enough. God has plan for all us and good we do not know. Kendra and your family are in our hearts and prayers. We will all miss...Read More »
11 of 93 | Posted by: DAN & JEANNE MESCHER - Osgood, OH

“Dear Werling family, Our condolences to you in this time of sadness. May God Bless you and comfort you. Heaven has gained someone very special ....Read More »
12 of 93 | Posted by: Richard and Carolyn Mescher - OH

“Kendra, Ava and Shayna and the Werling Family- There are no words to express our feelings with the loss of Joe. He was a friend, a collegue ,...Read More »
13 of 93 | Posted by: Linda Slover and Mark Schad - FL

“Joe was a great man. He was a little older than me and when I pledged TKB, he was one of the actives. What strikes me most when I think about him...Read More »
14 of 93 | Posted by: Josh Haas - Brookville, OH

“My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Joe and I knew each other since we were kids as we both grew up in...Read More »
15 of 93 | Posted by: Paula (Lorton) Weaver - NY

“Kendra: You and your girls are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
16 of 93 | Posted by: Andrea Huber

“Kendra & The Werling family, We are so very sorry for your loss, You are all in our thoughts & prayers Ron & Pat May ”
17 of 93 | Posted by: Ron & Pat May - Ft. Recovery, OH

“Thoughts & prayers are with you & your family through this difficult time....we offer you our deepest sympathy. May God be with you & your children...Read More »
18 of 93 | Posted by: LeAnn & Kevin Schmitmeyer - OH

“My sincerest condolences to Joe's family. I met Joe when he was a student here at WC. He always had a smile on his face. And was always ready to...Read More »
19 of 93 | Posted by: Kathern Hatfield - Wilmington, OH

“Dearest friends, Are sympathy goes to you and your families at this time. Ed and Sally we now you have a heavy heart at this time. We will keep...Read More »
20 of 93 | Posted by: Susan Unrast - Willcox, AZ

“Dear Kendra and Ed and Sally, My prayers are with you at this difficult time. I will especially remember him and all of you at Mass this weekend....Read More »
21 of 93 | Posted by: Rev Matthew Jozefiak, C.PP.S. - OH

“I have fond memories of Joe from college as we were in a lot of the same classes. Joe had a very string work ethic. I remember sitting many evenings...Read More »
22 of 93 | Posted by: Casie (Huelsman) Phipps - OH

“Words are so hard to express when a tragedy like this happens. May you be comforted to know that Joe is rejoicing in heaven with his family. We are...Read More »
23 of 93 | Posted by: Rodney & Holly (George) Muhlenkamp - IN

“My sincerest sympathy for your loss, Kendra, as well as your daughters and for all members of your combined families affected by this passing. I...Read More »
24 of 93 | Posted by: John Rentz - Cincinnati, OH

“My family and I want to express our deepest sympathy to the entire Werling Family. The world was a better place because of Joe. He will be greatly...Read More »
25 of 93 | Posted by: Steve McKay - Cincinnati, OH

“Was sorry to hear of this tragedy. May God be with the family as you all try to adjust.. Shorty's sister Carolyn ”
26 of 93 | Posted by: Carolyn McGlothin (Shorty's sister) - OH

“Joe was a friend of mine at Wilmington. He was a very caring and special person. I remember how he was there for me when I had a tragedy in my life...Read More »
27 of 93 | Posted by: Michelle Phelps-Gorelow - NV

“I am sorry for your loss. May God bless your family and comfort your loss through this difficult time. He will be greatly missed. ”
28 of 93 | Posted by: Alicia Quinter - Celina

“joe was one of nicest guys anyone could meet... ”
29 of 93 | Posted by: marcia schulze - friend

“Kendra, You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
30 of 93 | Posted by: Jeff Pleiman - Tipp City , OH

“Please know the Werling family is in our hearts and prayers. Joe was a genuine person with so many talents. It is not a surprise that God has even...Read More »
31 of 93 | Posted by: Jason and Gail (Thieman) Williams - OH

“My heart aches for you and the girls. We are praying for you all in this time of loss. I remember the night of you first date I could see the...Read More »
32 of 93 | Posted by: Jody Curtis - Dayton, OH

“Kendra, Our deepest sympathy for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers. ”
33 of 93 | Posted by: John Potts - Cincinnati, OH

“Kendra, Our deepest sympathy at this time...Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
34 of 93 | Posted by: Ron Winner - Greensboro, NC

“Kendra, sending lots of prayers to God for strength and healing for you and your family. ”
35 of 93 | Posted by: Marcia (Siefring) Marhefka - OH

“On behalf of the entire Omer & Rita Bertke families, our prayers and thoughts are with you during this time. We are connected in many ways but...Read More »
36 of 93 | Posted by: Kathleen (Bertke) Bruns - OH

“My deepest condolences to Maria and the entire Werling family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
37 of 93 | Posted by: Teresa Lewis - Evansville, IN

“I have a hard time expressing in words what Joe meant to me. Joe was the man that other men aspire to be. Honest, kind, funny, responsible,...Read More »
38 of 93 | Posted by: Rich Rhodes - Columbus, OH

“Our heartfelt condolences to the entire Werling family. Rose and Jason we love you guys and are praying for all of you. ”
39 of 93 | Posted by: Jeremy and Annette Shepherd - NY

“Our deepest sympathy to all the Werling family. Maria and Brad, we're thinking of you. ”
40 of 93 | Posted by: Ralph & Janice Jutte - Hebron, OH

“Express my deepest sympathy to the entire Werling familys, your in my thoughts and prayers. Delma Rammel ”
41 of 93 | Posted by: Delma Rammel - Celina, OH

“Our deepest sympathy to the entire Werling family. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most heartbreaking time. May someday...Read More »
42 of 93 | Posted by: Charles and Karen (Huwer) Grube and Family

“Our sincere condolences go out to the entire Werling Family at this extremely sad time. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers daily. With...Read More »
43 of 93 | Posted by: Millard and Norma Sheffler and family - OH

“We both knew Joe from Wilmington College, Jenny went to school with him and I knew him as the farm manager my first two years. He always had a smile...Read More »
44 of 93 | Posted by: Jenny (Linebaugh) Schneider and Annie (Linebaugh) Hissong

“Joe was the kind of person who always had a smile and laugh ready to greet you with. He will be sorely missed by many. May God's love and guidance...Read More »
45 of 93 | Posted by: Kelly (Langenkamp) Dapore - OH

“We will miss you Joe.... ”
46 of 93 | Posted by: Tony Mohlman

“Maria is a special part of our Dayton Power and Light family. Many DP&L employees are praying for the Werling family. We are very saddened to learn...Read More »
47 of 93 | Posted by: Judi Blair - Dayton, OH

“Dear Werling Family - I am so sorry to hear of Joe's passing. I attended Wilmington College with Joe. He always was a friend to everyone. He...Read More »
48 of 93 | Posted by: Tiffany (Sarver) Grody - Troy , OH

“My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in the Werling family. While I only knew Joe through a working relationship, I new Joe as a good person...Read More »
49 of 93 | Posted by: Fred Feldwisch - Carmel, IN

“We want to extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family. May you know that God is here for you and power of prayer will see you through this...Read More »
50 of 93 | Posted by: Tonia and Steve Kramer - Osgood , OH

“May God Bless Joe and his family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. ”
51 of 93 | Posted by: Judy Roll Sherrill - Celina, OH

“Kendra, My deepest condolences to you and your family. ”
52 of 93 | Posted by: Andy Crampton - Woburn, MA

“Eternal Rest to You Joe ”
53 of 93 | Posted by: Mary Jo (Werling) Severt & Jacob & Rebecca

“Our hearts are sorrowful about the news of Joe. I don't have to tell any of you how much He will be missed. His Heavenly Father called Him home to...Read More »
54 of 93 | Posted by: Mary Jo (Werling) Severt & Jacob & Rebecca - OH

“Kendra and girls, You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time, May God help you, your family, and friends with your grief and may...Read More »
55 of 93 | Posted by: Brian Dwenger - Chickasaw, OH

“Our most sincere sympathy to the entire Werling family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
56 of 93 | Posted by: Chuck & Jo Langenkamp - OH

“I am so saddened by the news of Joe's sudden death. I remember him well as always being a good-natured and kind man. His sense of humor and...Read More »
57 of 93 | Posted by: Tim Hawk - Wilmington, OH

“Joe was a wonderful man and someone who will be greatly missed. I am so sorry for the friends and family left behind. My prayers and heart are with...Read More »
58 of 93 | Posted by: Margaret Kunk - San Jose, CA

“Will always remember what a funny and kind guy Joe was. I'm so very sorry for your loss. ”
59 of 93 | Posted by: Bonnie (Langenkamp) Alexander - OH

“My prayers and tears are with the Werling family and all of Joe's friends who were touched by his goodness and his deep sense of caring. His caring...Read More »
60 of 93 | Posted by: Jim Walters - Lewisville, TX

“So sorry for your loss. My thought and prayers are with you in this very hard time. ”
61 of 93 | Posted by: Pam Bergman - Celina, OH

“My family and I wish to extend our deepest sympathies to the Werling family in their time of loss. I met Joe my freshman year at Wilmington College...Read More »
62 of 93 | Posted by: SSG Jason Barrett - Ft. Riley, KS

“MY SYMPATHY! When Ruth called and let me know about Joe, my mind was flooded with so many memories of my times spent with all of you. I still am in...Read More »
63 of 93 | Posted by: Sister Arlene Hodapp - Mankato, MN

“To Ed and the entire Werling Family We would like to express our deepest sympathy to you and your family at this difficult time. Although we have...Read More »
64 of 93 | Posted by: Tom & Diane Kloeppel and family - OH

“Only had the pleasure of playing football with Joe for his senior season (my freshman) and he was absolutely one of the "good guys". Never a time he...Read More »
65 of 93 | Posted by: Robb Hemmelgarn - Minster, OH

“My deepest condolences to your family. ”
66 of 93 | Posted by: Carolyn Ann Walker - Muncie, IN

“Joe was always kind to me even as a kid. I am sorry for your loss. Michelle ”
67 of 93 | Posted by: Michelle Siefring - Coldwater, OH

“Joe was truly a great and astounding individual. He will be sorely missed by all who had the privilege to meet him. My sympathies and deepest...Read More »
68 of 93 | Posted by: Tim Delaney - Fredericksburg, VA

“To Kendra & the Werling family, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know my prayers are with you now & in the months to come. ”
69 of 93 | Posted by: Karen - New Bremen, OH

“We are greatly saddened by the news of Joeseph's passing. Although I had never met him, I have heard only great things from people here at Wilmington...Read More »
70 of 93 | Posted by: Ken Minor - Wilmington, OH

“My heart goes out to your family, especially to Joe's little daughters. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
71 of 93 | Posted by: Paula (Lange) Beale - Winchester, VA

“Though we have lost touch over the years, I am deeply saddened to hear the news of a friend gone too soon. I will always remember your smile. You...Read More »
72 of 93 | Posted by: Tara Taylor - OH - College friend

“Kendra, and Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you at this difficult time. ”
73 of 93 | Posted by: Sandi Holdheide - Maria Stein, OH

“I met Joe when he was working in the Ag Department at WC after he graduated. I have a lot of good memories of him. I was so shocked and saddened to...Read More »
74 of 93 | Posted by: Katy Cottrel Garrison - OH

“Kendra, Liz and I are so sorry for your loss. You and your wonderful daughters will be in our thoughts and prayers. ”
75 of 93 | Posted by: Chris Fogt - Kingwood, TX

“Kendra, Ava, Shayna and Werling Family Our most sincere condolences go out to you at this terrible time of loss. He'll always be warmly...Read More »
76 of 93 | Posted by: Marion and Linda Pacula Family - OH

“Joe will be missed but let his smile and everything he has done in his life never be forgotten. He was a great man and had the heart of gold. The...Read More »
77 of 93 | Posted by: Kelly Filadelfo - St. Henry

“Joe always had a wonderful smile. I know that his smile is brightening Heaven too. He will be watching over his family. May God carry you through...Read More »
78 of 93 | Posted by: Jenny (Stachler) King - Eaton, OH

“My condolences to the Werling family. Joe and I were classmates and teammates at Wilmington College. Some of our professors would regularly confuse...Read More »
79 of 93 | Posted by: Ron Melvin - Miamisburg, OH

“Dear Werling Family and Friends: Joe and I pledged Tau Kappa Beta together in the spring of 1992. Prior to that, I had never met him. He quickly...Read More »
80 of 93 | Posted by: Dave Borst - Wilmington, OH

“Dear Kendra, and all the Werling family, Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Ed and Sally have been some of the most wonderful friends...Read More »
81 of 93 | Posted by: Lowell & Carolyn Hemmelgarn

“You have deepest sympathy during this difficult time. May God give you strength. My heart goes out to all of you. I hope you can find some comfort...Read More »
82 of 93 | Posted by: Carla (Uhlenhake) Rockwell - OH

“My heart is heavy with sadness to hear of Joe's passing. He was a truly wonderful person who will be missed greatly. My thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
83 of 93 | Posted by: Laura (Laloge) Schneider - MD

“Dearest Werling family, Joe always had a big hug and smile for me! May you close your eyes and feel those warm arms around you. May the Lord be...Read More »
84 of 93 | Posted by: Julie (Bolenbaugh) McKibben - AL

“You are all in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless You All. ”
85 of 93 | Posted by: Guy and Carol (Kinninger) Bowser - OH

“My heart is broken for his family. My thoughts and prayers are with them. I enjoyed a great friendship with Joe in our time at Wilmington College. ...Read More »
86 of 93 | Posted by: Heidi Jetter - WAYNESVILLE, OH

“My thoughts and prayers have been with Joe's family since I first heard of his passing. May your memories bring you peace during these dark days,...Read More »
87 of 93 | Posted by: Jodi (Hemmelgarn) Boeff - FL

“To the Werling Family, You have my deepest sympathy during this terrible time. My thoughts and prayers will be with you now and always. May your...Read More »
88 of 93 | Posted by: Kim Summers - Pataskala, OH

“You have my deepest sympathy. May god bless you and your family through this difficult time. ”
89 of 93 | Posted by: Sara Harlamert - Coldwater, OH

“To the Werling family and all the many, many people who love Joe, I wish there were words to ease the pain. I will keep Joe alive in my hearts and...Read More »
90 of 93 | Posted by: Gary May - Dublin, OH

“I had the opportunity to meet Joe during his college days as he attended our church while in school. He was probably one of the most considerate and...Read More »
91 of 93 | Posted by: Wayne Ames - New Vienna, OH

“We had an opportunity to meet Joe a few years ago and found him to be a sincerely nice man who loved his wife and family dearly and was thought of...Read More »
92 of 93 | Posted by: Tess & Don Mescher

“On behalf of the Ohio Association of Meat Processors (OAMP), I would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the entire Werling family. I have had...Read More »
93 of 93 | Posted by: Valerie Graham - OH


Joseph Edward Werling, age 39, of 117 Tobe Rd., Ft. Recovery, Ohio, died Monday, November 14, 2011 in Burkettsville, Ohio. He was born June 30, 1972 to Edward & Sally (Kunk) Werling, who survive in Burkettsville, Ohio. On November 24, 2000 he married Kendra (Bergman) in Osgood, Ohio, and she survives in Ft. Recovery, Ohio. He is also survived by two daughters, Ava and Shayna Werling, both at home, seven brothers and sisters, Mike & Julie Werling of St. Henry, Ohio, Carol & Mike Broyles of Vandalia, Ohio, Maria & Brad Bubp of Piqua, Ohio, Joan Werling of Burkettsville, Ohio, Steve & Sarah Werling of Troy, Ohio, John & Julie Werling of St. Henry, Ohio and Rose & Jason Harrod of St. Henry, Ohio, mother-in-law, Karen Bergman of Yorkshire, Ohio and brothers- and sisters-in-law, Brent & Holly Bergman of Yorkshire, Ohio, Shannon & Mike Budde of Minster, Ohio and Brad & Jonica Bergman of Yorkshire, Ohio. He is preceded in death by two infant children, Isaiah and Noelle, grandparents, Ray & Emma Kunk and Albert & Eleanor Werling and father-in-law, Don Bergman. Joe was a 1991 graduate of St. Henry High School and a 1995 graduate of Wilmington College with an Agriculture degree. At Wilmington he was a member of the TKB Fraternity and played 4 years of football serving as captain his senior year. He was employed at Werling & Sons for 14 years where he was Vice President and Plant Manager. He was past president of the Ohio Association of Meat Processors and presently was serving on the Board of Directors. He was a past volunteer & first responder for the Burkettsville Fire Department. He was a member of St. Bernards Catholic Church, Burkettsville, where he belonged to the Holy Name Society and served as an usher. He was also a former CCD teacher and member of the Marriage Prep Focus Group. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 AM on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Burkettsville, Ohio. Burial will follow in St. Bernard Cemetery, Burkettsville, Ohio. Friends may call at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home-Coldwater on Friday from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM and on Saturday from 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM. Memorials may be made to the donor's choice. Condolences may be left at hogenkampfh.com.