Lorraine Werner, age 96, passed to glory on Saturday, April 8, 2023, in Bradenton, Florida. Lorraine is a former lay preacher; wife of Rev. Edwin H. Werner, deceased elder of the Dakotas Conference; grandmother of Rev. Thanael Certa-Werner serving Cavalier Trinity in Dakotas Annual Conference; mother of Rev. Joel Certa-Werner serving in the Wisconsin Conference; and Rev. David Werner serving in the Minnesota Conference.
Lorraine served as a local pastor under appointment to Rolla / Dunseith and Antelope. Together Lorraine and Ed served the Dakotas Conference at Walcott / Kindred; McCluskey / Mercer; Tappen / Medina; Marion; Hazen / Buelah / Zap; Pembina / Humboldt / Joliette; Harvey / Martin / Chaseley; Bowbells / Coteau / Kenmare / Donnybrook; and Rolla / Dunseith.
A memorial service is being planned for this summer and she will be interred in Jamestown, North Dakota.
Memorials are asked to be given to UMCOR.
Condolences can be mailed to her family at:
4703 14th Place
Sioux Falls, SD 57106
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