Steven R. Woerner

Steven R. Woerner, age 71, of Warsaw, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at his home.  He was born on July 11, 1946 in Brooklyn, New York the son of Joseph and Virginia (Pittarelli) Woerner.  Steve grew up in Houston, Texas and served in the United States Air Force from 1963 until 1967.  He was united in marriage to Rosemary Gentry on November 28, 1964 in Salina, Kansas.  They made their home in Salina for a short time, later moving to Roswell, New Mexico, then again to Houston.  He later owned a poultry farm in Arkansas and then moved to Alaska for seven years, settling in Indiana for more than twenty years.  Steve retired to Warsaw in June of 2016.
Steven earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Houston.  He worked many years as an appraiser and real estate developer, he raised cattle and poultry and was a private and commercial pilot and flight instructor.
He is preceded in death by his parents, one brother David Woerner, a son-in-law Dan Fishburn and his mother-in-law Mary Ann Gentry.
Steven is survived by his wife, Rosemary, of the home, a son Jonathan Paul Woerner, and his wife Jeanie, of Raymore, Missouri, a daughter Bethanne Kathryn Fishburn, of Salina, Kansas, four grandchildren; Morgan Nicole Woerner, and her husband Andrew Joerin, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Michael Punch, and his wife Desiree, of Portland, Oregon Chance Nathaniel Fishburn, of Salina and Pippa Madeleine Marie Fishburn, of Salina, two great granddaughters; Zoey Victoria and Alana Nichole Punch.  He is also survived by two brothers; Clifford Woerner, and his wife Gail, of Austin, Texas and Robert Woerner, and his wife Delores, of Austin, a sister-in-law, Alma Woerner, of Austin, numerous other relatives and many friends.
Funeral Mass for Steven R. Woerner was held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, March 9, 2018 at St. Ann Catholic Church, Warsaw, Missouri, with Father Alex Ekka officiating .  Visitation was held from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. Thursday evening, March 8th at the Reser Funeral Home in Warsaw. Rosary began at 7:30 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home following the visitation.  Graveside services and Military Rites will be held at the Shawnee Cemetery following the funeral mass.

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